Fearon Williams, Colonel of Accompong Maroons Among 250 Awarded National Honours

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Colonel of the Accompong Maroons in St. Elizabeth, Fearon Williams was among the 250 awardees at today’s National Honours and Awards ceremony.

The annual ceremony was held this morning at Kings House in St. Andrew.

Colonel Williams was awarded for significant contribution to the Maroon community.

Meanwhile, two outstanding recipients this year were Tamar Blake from the Registrar General’s Department  and Suzan Foster.

Both women were awarded with a Badge of Honour for Gallantry.

Minister without porfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mike Henry and former North West St. Catherine PNP MP and long serving Chairman Robert Pickersgill were awarded the Order of Jamaica.

Bob Marley’s widow, Rita Marley and National Hero Marcus Garvey’s son, Dr. Julius Garvey were also awarded the Order of Jamaica.

Popular Jamaican actor Glen ‘Titus’ Campbell was awarded the Order of Distinction for outstanding contribution to Jamaican theatre.



In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.


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