Introducing the Honourees
Readers submitted more than 60 nominations for the 38th Gleaner Honour Awards in the categories of Arts and Culture, Sport, Science and Technology, Entertainment, Business, Public Service, Education, Voluntary Service, and Health and Wellness. Thirteen winners - seven of whom were introduced in The Gleaner yesterday - were identified by the Honour Awards selection committee, led by Douglas Orane. Meet the winners in the remaining four categories.
Richard Byles receives the Gleaner Honour Award in Business for his leadership and investment in the growth and development of Jamaica.
Business - Lifetime Achievement Award
The founder and chairman of Jamaica's oldest stockbroking company - Barita Investments Limited - Rita Humphries-Lewin receives the Business Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to the financial industry in Jamaica.
Science and Technology
Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd
The Jamaica Public Service Company has shown exemplary leadership in fuel diversification and energy conservation.
Food For the Poor
Food For the Poor will receive the Gleaner Honour Award for Voluntary Service for its continued commitment to and extensive support for the less fortunate in Jamaica.
Arts and Culture
Calabash International Literary Festival
Founded in 2001, the Calabash International Literary Festival receives the Gleaner Honour Award for Arts and Culture for its continued support of Jamaica's literary culture and its exposure of Jamaicans to top local and international practitioners.
Arts and Culture: Special Award
Marlon James' literary excellence culminated in his earning of the International Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2015 becoming the first Jamaican to do so.