Grange supports hero status for Bob Marley

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia Grange said she will lead the advocacy for Reggae singer Bob Marley to be declared a national hero.

The Order of National Hero is Jamaica’s highest honour.

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.