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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Congratulations to Bolt- Order of Jamaica

This award will make Bolt the youngest-ever recipient of the Order of Jamaica. Bolt recently celebrated his 23rd birthday.

In making the announcement, Golding noted that when the honor was bestowed on the world-record holder in both the 100 and 200 meters, he would be referred to as 'The Honorable' Mr Bolt.

The Order of Jamaica entitles members and honorary members to wear the Insignia of the Order as a decoration, be addressed as 'honorable' and use the post nominal letters 'OJ' (members) or 'OJ (Hon)' for honorary members.

Jamaican legislature yesterday, also said Cabinet on Monday gave approval for Bolt to be appointed an ambassador-at-large and be accorded full diplomatic status.

In recognition of the outstanding record-breaking performance by Bolt at both the Olympics in Beijing,China and his recent mind-boggling run at the World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany, Golding said Highway 2000 would be renamed after the sprint sensation.

This is a well deserved award. Our Jamaican athletes have made Jamaicans proud.

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