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Introducing the Honourees

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 11:13 PM
Richard Byles
Rita Humphries-Lewin
Kelly Tomblin
Calabash 2016 in treasure beach St Elizabeth.
Marlon James
David Mair

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

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

Rita Humphries-Lewin

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.

Voluntary Service

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

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.