West well represented at national honours and awards ceremony

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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WESTERN Jamaica was well represented at the Ceremony for Investiture of National Honours and Awards on Monday at King's House, with seven recipients for contribution to their respective industries and three awardees for the Badge of Honour for Gallantry.

The seven included Godfrey Dyer, who was conferred with the Order of Jamaica for exceptional contribution to tourism, Guiseppe Maffessanti, for exceptional contribution to the construction industry, social development, welfare and philanthropy.

Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis was awarded the Order of Distinction - in the rank of Commander, for dedicated public service in the field of Local Government.

Also awarded were John Byles, for contribution to travel and leisure tourism; Dr Delroy Fray, for service to the health sector; John Gourzong, for contribution to the entertainment and tourism industry; and Howard Ward, for contribution to entrepreneurship and community development, all in the category of the Order of Distinction – in the rank of Officer.

While The Badge of Honour for Gallantry was presented to Jevon Lewis, Lloyd Nelson and Aristel St Joy for their courageous efforts in rescuing five adults and a baby trapped inside a building during a flood in St James.

Jamaica Observer West photographer Aceion Cunningham travelled to King's House for the momentous occasion and sent back these images.

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