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Lauding those who have contributed

Published:Thursday | January 29, 2015 | 11:06 PM
Rudolph Brown / Photographer Courtney Campbell and Audrey Hinchcliffe are all smiles.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer A friendship that spans decades-Marcia Griffiths (left) and Michele Orane have known each other since primary school.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Edior in chief of the Gleaner Company Garfied Grandison (left) presents Earl Jarrett with the award for Voluntary Service
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Scarlett Gillings accepts the awrd for Public Service on behalf of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund from Rudolph Speid Group Finance and Pecurement manager at the Gleaner Company.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Lifetime Achievement recipient Marcia Griffith shares a hug with Jeremy Whittaker CEO of Grasshopper Productions.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Danielle Daley-Longman (left) and Karen Chin Quee Akin.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Company Secretary of The Gleaenr Sheena Stubbs-Gibson, presents Yanming Xiao general manger of China Harbour a special business award.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer The Gleaner's Rudolph Speid presents the award for Sports to Karen Smith Reid on behalf of Alia Atkinson.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer The 2014 Gleaner Honour Awardees.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer The Gleaner's Circulation Manager Burchell Gibson (left) Worrel Hibbert from the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning with the award for Education.

Yesterday, The Gleaner Company presented 13 special awards at their annual Honour Awards ceremony held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. The award recognises the initiative, accomplishment and courage of individuals or organisations that have contributed significantly to improving Jamaica.

Taking the 'Honouree of the Year' award was the GraceKennedy Group, while the company also copped the Business Award. Thirteen other individuals and groups were awarded in the categories of Sports, Science and Technology, Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Public Service, and Education. There were also three special awards in the categories of Business, Sports, and Education in addition to a lifetime achievement award presented to Marcia Griffiths.

Here are the highlights.