Arts fraternity represented

Friday, August 07, 2015

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The arts fraternity is once again well represented in the persons to receive national honours and awards come National Heroes Day, October 19.

The list is headed by three persons who will receive the Order of Distinction in the rank of commander (CD).

Artist Gene Pearson is being elevated to this rank for his invaluable contribution to the arts, in particular pottery. Dancer and choreographer Carlton 'Jackie' Guy is to be recognised for his invaluable contribution to the arts, while politician and music industry executive Olivia 'Babsy' Grange will receive the award for her contribution to the Jamaican music industry, cultural development and public service.

Former host of the radio series Colgate Cavity Fighters Club Patricia 'Pat' Gooden is to receive the Order of Distinction in the rank of officer (OD) for her outstanding contribution to music and elocution in Jamaica.

-- Richard Johnson

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