Several representatives from the arts and entertainment  who will receive the Order of Jamaica include Harry Belafonte and Grace Jones. 

Broadcaster Winston Barnes will be receiving the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander. Filmmaker and author Barbara Blake-Hannah, broadcaster Walter “Bob” Clarke, deejay Winston “Yellowman” Foster; former Reggae Sumfest promoter Johnny Gourzong; broadcaster Dermot Hussey; actress, broadcaster and poet Joan Andrea Hutchinson; and cabaret singer Sheila Rickards will all receive the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer.


Conductor of the Kingston College Chapel Choir Audley Davidson will be recognised for his service as a music educator and is set to receive the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service. While radio disc jock Donovan Dacres has been awarded the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service for his work in the music industry.

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