On the occasion of the 49th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, and as is customary at this time of year, the Governor General announced today the list of Jamaicans who are to be conferred with national awards later this year. Topping the list in the field of entertainment is the late legendary singer, Dennis Emmanuel Brown, who gets this special acknowledgment twelve years after he died (in 1999).
Full details of the 2011 national honours and awards for the music industry:
Mr. Dennis Emmanuel Brown (Posthumous Award)Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for contribution to the Jamaican music industry
Miss Millicent (Millie) Dolly May SmallOrder of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for contribution to the Jamaican music industry
Mr. Highland Ralph (Dobby) Dobson
Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer (OD) for contribution to reggae music and representation of Jamaican culture
Source: Dancehall Mobi