Nominations are being accepted for the Jamaica National Honors and Awards for 2019. The nomination forms and guidelines are available online through the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honour, Office of the Prime Minister, (www.opm.gov.jm) or through the overseas locations of the Jamaican Foreign Missions. March 29 deadlineThe deadline for submission is Friday, March 29, 2019. Completed nomination forms can be submitted via email ([email protected]), or by mail, to The Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honor, Office of the Prime Minister, 1 Devon Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica. Nomination forms, once submitted, will remain confidential and should be accompanied by a current and brief biographical outline of achievements of service rendered by the nominee. In cases where the candidate is not a citizen of a Jamaica, the Government of Jamaica is required to obtain the approval of the relevant Commonwealth or foreign government prior to the award of any Order of Decoration to that nominee.National Honors and Awards are administered by the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honor in the Office of the Prime Minister, under the National Honors and Awards Act, of July 1969, to formally recognize those who have contributed through their service and have had a meaningful and significant impact on national life.Honorees to be announced on Aug 6, 2019Orders are used to recognize merit relating to achievement and service while Decorations and Awards acknowledge nominees for bravery, meritorious long and/or valuable service and/or good conduct. Honorees will be announced on Jamaica Independence Day, August 6, 2019.Candidates can be nominated for honors and awards in the following categories:- The Order of Merit (OM); The Order of Jamaica (OJ); The Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) or rank of Officer (OD). Decorations and Awards are given for Badges of Honor for Gallantry (BHG), Meritorious Service (BHM) or Long and Faithful Service (BHL).