Lascelles "Lloyd" Llewellyn of Gayle in St. Mary, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2018, in Bloomfield, Connecticut. He was 88 years old.
Born on April 26, 1930, son of the late Wilfred and Mabel G. (James) Llewellyn, he was a graduate of West Indies Training College. He later worked with the Jamaica Constabulary Force in Kingston and then at Alcan Bauxite Company in Manchester before immigrating to the United States in 1967.
On Monday, October 15, 2018, more than 200 persons were recognised for their significant contributions to Jamaica’s nation building at the annual National Honours and Awards ceremony which took place at King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica. The event was hosted by Jamaica’s Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.
Prominent Jamaican Americans who received awards include:
Harry Belafonte Jr., recipient of the Order of Merit (OM) for his outstanding contribution in the field of music.
Grace Jones, recipient of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) for exceptional contribution in the field of entertainment internationally.
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, recipient of the Order of Distinction (OD) for distinguished contribution in safeguarding the interests of Jamaican nationals in the USA Diaspora on immigration matters.
Beverley Nichols, recipient of the Order of Distinction (OD) for outstanding contribution in the Jamaican Diaspora in New York, United States of America.
Cultural artisans in the diaspora are being encouraged to make legal deposit of creative works with the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ).
The call comes from State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, who said that this is important in preserving and promoting Jamaica’s rich culture.
“It is important because it does form a part of that cultural heritage that truly belongs to the people of Jamaica. It says that we continue to make an impact not only at home but also abroad,” he said.
The Legal Deposit Act, which was passed in 2002 and came into effect in 2004, requires Jamaicans to deposit copies of their works with the NLJ. These deposits become a record of the nation’s published heritage.
For more information, persons can contact the NLJ at: (876) 967-2494 or visit nlj.gov.jm.