Virtual format for National Honours and Awards Ceremony 2020

Virtual format for National Honours and Awards Ceremony 2020 MCGES/Andre Grange

Kingston, 25 September 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment & Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has advised that the Government of Jamaica will use a virtual format for the 2020 National Honours & Awards Investiture Ceremony.

The Ceremony will be broadcast on National Heroes Day, October 19, 2020, beginning at 8:30 on national television and social media.

Minister Grange, who has oversight for national commemorative events, stated that the decision to move to a virtual platform was necessary as the government works to prevent further spread of covid-19.

Following extensive consultation with His Excellency The Governor-General, the decision was made for a Virtual Awards Ceremony for broadcast on National Heroes Day.

The 2020 recipients are requested to be available for photographs to facilitate the made-for-television production of the Ceremony. The production will be done over two days — Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 — at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

Minister Grange appealed for the understanding and cooperation of all honourees whose participation in this year’s Ceremony is being coordinated through the Chancery & Protocol Section of the Office of the Prime Minister.

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