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Earl Jarrett grateful to be alive for national honour

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:09 PMJodi Ann Gilpin
Earl Jarrett, General Manager of the Jamaica National Group, walks across the lawn at King's House in St Andrew after receiving his Order of Jamaica. The occasion was the annual National Awards Ceremony. Lionel Rookwood/Photo

Last year this time, Earl Jarrett,  renowned businessman, was not sure he would have been alive to be recognised at the annual National Awards Ceremony, held at King's House, St Andrew this morning. 

Jarrett had fallen ill.

He has since been recovering and this morning conferred with the Order of Jamaica for exceptional contribution to the Banking and Financial sectors, public service, and volunteerism. 

The Jamaica National Bank boss said today signals the importance of being grateful and humble as the prognosis he received from doctors last year made life uncertain. 

He said while he plans to focus more on resting, Jamaicans can expect more exceptional work to the financial service and philanthropy. 

Other persons who have been recognised thus far include international entertainer Grace Jones, honorary congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Bishop Rowan Edwards, Guardian Life's boss Eric Hosin.

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