Culture minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has announced that she intends to lead the advocacy for the Reggae singer Bob Marley to be declared a National Hero.

The order of national hero is Jamaica’s highest honour.

Minister Grange told a national radio audience and those gathered at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston today to celebrate the late singer’s 66th birthday that Marley was a “great Jamaican” and that she “supported the idea of making him a National Hero.”

The Minister said people who believe Marley should be made a National Hero should formally present their case through letters and petitions and that she would advocate on their behalf.

Currently Bob Marley holds Jamaica’s Order of Merit, and as such is addressed, The Honourable Robert Nesta Marley, OM.

Source: jamaicaobserver

(Photo: Courtesy of the Bob Marley Foundation)

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