Two hundred and twenty-one outstanding Jamaicans will be recognised at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony, on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 17, on the lawns of King’s House, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Heading the list of recipients is Monty Alexander, CD, who is one of 10 individuals to be conferred with the Order of Jamaica OJ, for sterling contribution to the promotion of Jamaican Music and the Jazz genre interpretations globally.

Other notable Jamaicans to receive an OJ are Olivia “Babsy” Grange, for sterling contribution to Cultural Development and Political Administration in Jamaica; posthumously, Joan Isabelle Duncan, for distinguished services to the Banking Sector and the development of Money Market, in particular and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, for outstanding performance in the field of athletics at the international level.

Meanwhile, 78 members of the uniformed groups representing the Jamaica Defence Force JDF, the JCF, Department of Correctional Service DCS and the Jamaica Fire Brigade JFB will be bestowed with the Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service.

The ceremony, is to be presided over by Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen.