With the National Honours and Awards ceremony only a month away, 71 year old businessman Sameer Younis was conferred with the Order of Jamaica by His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen during the special investiture ceremony at King’s House on September 6. A Past President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, Mr. Younis received this national honour in recognition of his exceptional contribution to Community Development and to the Retail Industry over the years.
Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen noted that Mr. Younis was among the one hundred and thirty-eight persons to be recognized this year for their service to Jamaica’s growth and development, and one of seven who would receive the nation’s fourth highest honour – the Order of Jamaica.
In congratulating Mr. Younis on his achievement, Sir Patrick stated that his endeavours demonstrated “a strong determination to not just achieve personal success, but also to contribute to the nation building process”.
Prime Minister the Hon. Portia Simpson Miller applauded Mr. Younis on his accomplishments and remarked that his efforts had helped significantly in the re-development of Kingston and had contributed immensely to the growth and development of the country.
The National Honours and Awards Act has made it possible for the nation to recognize individuals who have made meaningful contributions which have had a significant impact on national life.