More Marley news coming our way this month: According to an article on the Jamaican Observer today Bob Marley might be declared a National Hero. Culture Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has announced that she intends to lead the advocacy for the singer.
In Jamaica becoming a National Hero is the highest hounour man can get.
Olivia Grange told those who gathered at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston to celebrate the late singer’s 66th birthday and a national radio audience that Marley was a “great Jamaican” and that she “supported the idea of making him a National Hero.” She also told the people that who believe Bob Marley should be made a National Hero should formally present their case through letters and petitions and that she was willing to advocate on their behalf.
Currently Bob Marley holds Jamaica’s Order of Merit, and as such is addressed, The Honourable Robert Nesta Marley, OM.
Well, we see a nice challenge here. Get your computers and pens and paper out and start writing those petitions and letters!