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Order of Distinction (Officer Class) for contribution to the development of the Music Industry 1997.

The Order of Distinction is the fifth in order of precedence of the Orders of Societies of Honour, which were instituted by an Act of Parliament – The National Honours and Awards Act.

The Motto of the Order is, ‘DISTINCTION THROUGH SERVICE’

The Order has two ranks:

The higher class – Commander
The lower class - Officer
Commanders take place and precedence immediately after Members and Honorary Members of the Order of Jamaica

A Member or Honorary Member may be promoted from the rank of Officer to that of Commander.

The Honour of the Order of Distinction is conferred upon

Members – Citizens of Jamaica who rendered outstanding and important service to Jamaica.
Honorary Members – Distinguished citizens of a country other than Jamaica.
Commanders of the Order of Distinction are entitled to use the post nominal letters:
‘CD’ in the case of Members;
‘CD (Hon.)’ in the case of Honorary Members.

Officers of the Order of Distinction are entitled to use the post nominal letters:

‘OD’ in the case of Members;
‘OD (Hon.)’ in the case of Honorary Members

The term’ Order of Distinction’ should never be abbreviated by the letters ‘OD’ as the post nominal letters ‘OD’ denote ‘Officer of the Order of Distinction’.

Source: Directory of the Orders of the Jamaican Societies of Honour


Bunny was awarded the Musgrave Medal of honor by the Institute of Jamaica. He is a Bronze Musgrave Medalist for contribution to the development of Jamaican music, 1997.

Photo courtesy of the Go Kingston web site.


Justice of the Peace since 1981.


Certificate of Honorary Membership from the Jamaica Federation of musicians (very rarely awarded to a non-musician) 1996. He is currently the only member who is not a musician. 


Jamaica Federation of Musicians Honour Awards 1993.


Bunny was awarded a Martin's International Award of Honor at the 2001 Tamika Reggae Awards.


Recipient of the Carreras Sports Foundation Award for his contribution to the development of sports and services to the youth of All Saints and Jones Town communities.

Captain of the St. George’s College Old Boys’ Cricket and football teams at Senior Level.

Former National Soccer Player 1960 – 1963

Machado Sports Foundation awards for using medium of sports in helping the less fortunate in the All Saints/Jones Town area and for personally tutoring them in skills of games and in the area of leadership

Former Vice-President of the Kingston and St. Andrew Football Association

Initial Member of the Peace Truce Committee in 1975

Chairman of the Board of Trench Town Comprehensive High School since 1982

Award from the St. George’s College Old Boys Association for service to school and community 1988

Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Board member and Chairman of the Festival Song Contest Committee 1990 to present

 Certificate of Merit from the Press Association of Jamaican for series of programs on JBC FM 1991

Sports Honour Award from the Social Development Commission 1991

The Research Committee of Jamaican Award in recognition of contribution to Jamaica in the areas of Music, Sports, education and Community Development, New York, U.S.A – October 1, 2000

Jamaica Cultural Development Commission 40th Anniversary Award for contribution to Cultural Development 2003.

The Purple Masters (Kingston College) presentation in appreciation of sterling contribution to the Jamaican music scene – July 20, 1997.

Vintage music presenter on radio since 1989.

Former Member of the Board of the Institute of Sports.


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