To be Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone (GCRSL) (Honorary)
HIS EXCELLENCY GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN
To be Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone (GORSL) (Honorary)
BAKARY HADIYATOU KAMARA
To Be Commanders of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone (CRSL)
HONOURABLE VICTOR CHUKUMA JOHNSON (CRSL)
HONOURABLE SHEKU BADARA BASIRU DUMBUYA (CRSL)
HONOURABLE IBRAHIM SORIE (CRSL)
AMBASSADOR UMARU BUNDU WURIE (CRSL)
ALIMAMY PHILIP KOROMA (CRSL)
DR. HERKISHIN KISHORE SHANKERDAS MAHBOOBANI (CRSL)
To be Grand Commanders of the Order of the Rokel (GCOR)
JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS-JOHNSTON (GCOR)
TUNDE ELIJAH COLE (GCOR)
BERTHA YVONNE CONTON (GCOR)
To be Grand Officers of the Order of the Rokel (GOOR)
ARCHDEACON ZICHRI SIGISMOND FAROWUMBI SMITH (GOOR)
ARCHBISHOP DR. EDWARD TAMBA CHARLES (GOOR)
VALESIUS VICTOR THOMAS (GOOR)
SISTER DORA DUMBUYA (GOOR)
BRIGADIER KESTORIA OLUFEMI MELISA KABIA (SL240) (GOOR)
HAMID ABDUL KAMARA (GOOR)
MOHAMED AMADU DEEN (GOOR)
To be Commanders of the Order of the Rokel (COR)
LIEUTENANT COLONEL (DR.) SAHR FODAY (SL 998) (COR)
DR. JAMES BALIGHE WALTER RUSSELL (COR)
MICHAEL AYODELE CARROL (COR)
To be Officers of the Order of the Rokel (OOR)
ALIHAJI MOHAMED BADATUNDE COLE (OOR)
ALHAJI PROFESSOR ADBUL BABATUNDE KARIM (OOR)
YEABU MARIAMA DEBORAH KAMARA (OOR)
REVEREND (RTD.) BISHOP TAMBA ALLIEU KOROMA (OOR)
REVEREND JOSEPH YATHER KONTEH (OOR)
ARTHUR MICHAEL KUSHARU DOHERTY (OOR)
LEWIS TANI PRATT (OOR)
LAHAI MOMOH FARMAH (OOR)
KINGSTON PAPIE RHODES (OOR)
PASTOR FRANCIS AUGUSTINE MOMOH MAMBU (OOR)
ALHAJI SHEIK OSMAN IBRAHIM BANGURA (OOR)
MICHAEL EDISION GARRICK (OOR)
To be Members of the Order of the Rokel (MOR)
DOMINGA SOGIE –THOMAS (MOR)
SUPERINTENDENT YVETTE ANITA SESAY (MOR)
SORIE BRIMA KARGBO (MOR)
MORIE LENGOR (MOR)
NAZIR AHMAD ALIE KAMANDA BONGAY (MOR)
CAPTAIN (NAVY) DAVID SAIO MANASARAY (SL 414) (RSLAF) (MOR)
MAJOR SAHR DAVID THOMAS (SL733) RSLAF (MOR)
STALIN FARNANDO FRAZER (MOR)
ANDREW CLAUDE CONTEH (MOR)
PARAMOUNT CHIEF YELLI N’TAHM II (MOR)
PARAMOUNT CHIEF MOHAMED DHAFFIE BENYA V (MOR)
ALHAJI AMADU JULDEH SOWE (MOR)
PROFESSOR JOSEPH OPALA (MOR)
CHIEF SUMAILA ABDUL YEMEH SESAY (MOR)
REVEREND PASTOR DANIEL CONTEH (MOR) POSTHUMOUSLY)
SHEIK IMAM BASHAA SANKOH YILLAH (MOR) POSTHUMOUSLY)
JONATHAN CAMPBELL, FIRST CLASS FIREMAN
SERGEANT DAVID DANIEL KAMARA (RSLAF 18173263)
SERGEANT TORTO BRIMA (RSLAF 18167871)
SERGEANT JOSEPH MICHAEL SEIWOH (RSLAF 18178475)
LANCE CORPORAL JOHN TAMBA (RSLAF 18177635)
CORPORAL ABU BAKARR SANKOH (RSLAF 18177801)
Presidential Medals (Gold)
THEODORA ROSETTA ALABA DAVIES
AMANDA HENRIETTA MALOMO CAMPBELL
MARY BEALE WILSON
EDNA CENTENIA MACAULEY
M’BALU MAMADI KAMARA
MIRIAM MASON- SESAY
PA ROKE SEBORA SESAY
ALHAJI ALPHA TANUE JALLOH
MADAM YABAI KAMARA
SHEIK SAHID SILLAH
7138 SERGEANT ARNOLD ABU KARGBO
HAJA KONIE YABAI SESAY
JOSEPH MANSO BABADIE (POSTHUMOUSLY)
Presidential Medals (Silver)
1127 SERGEANT ISABELLA HARDING
1039 SERGEANT MARTHA LAHAI
714 SRGEANT SALLU JALLOH
CHIEF OFFICER II SANDA BANGURA
CHIEF OFFICER II SAIDU T. MANSARAY
INSPECTOR JOHN TURAY
ADAMA ELIZABETH JUANA
CHIEF SENESIE NEKA
ALIMAMY TONKONBA (POSTHUMOUSLY)
Citation for James Blyden Jenkins-Johnston (GCOR)
In recognition of 38 years of Distinguished Public Service as a General Legal Practitioner, Human Rights Lawyer and Social Commentator.
He graduated Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Language and Literature from Fourah Bay College (then University of Durham in 1969) and proceeded to the United Kingdom to study Law in 1970. He was called to the English Bar at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London in July 1974 after which he returned home and set up a general legal practice covering the whole of the country.
Throughout these past 38 years, he has served within and without the legal profession in several capacities.
He was City Solicitor (1983); Member of the Freetown City Council Committee of Management (1986/89); Elected President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association for 3 consecutive terms (1988/91); Chairman, Board of Governors, Murraydeen Preparatory School; Member of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (1989-1999), Member of the Council of Legal Education (1989/92); Founding Tutor, Sierra Leone Law School (1990); founding Bencher Sierra Leone Law School (1990).
He was a member of the National Constitutional Review Commission appointed by the late President J.S. Momoh in 1990, which drew up the present National Constitution in 1991.
He was appointed NOTARY PUBLIC in 1992 and Chairman, Board of Directors Sierra Leone External Communications Co. Ltd (SLET) from 1992 to 1995.
He was chosen by his Colleagues as Interim Chairman of the Sierra Leone Bar Association between 1997/1998 during the interregnum, when most lawyers had left the Country.
He was appointed a Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission in 2003, and Chairman of the Teaching Service Trade Group Negotiating Council in 2003.
He has been a steadfast Champion of Workers’ rights, and has been Legal Adviser to the Sierra Leone Labour Congress for over 30 years.
He was appointed Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry to inquire into the disturbances at Koidu Holdings in Kono by President Koroma in January 2008 and produced a report in just 3 months in March 2008.
He is a member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, International Associate of the American Bar Association, Member of the International Bar Association to which he was elected as an Executive Member in 2000.
He is currently a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council. He is happily married with 5 children, two (2) of whom are also Lawyers.
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