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Nominations now open for Gleaner Honour Awards

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM
He’s the man! Track king Usain Bolt proudly shows off the The Gleaner’s Man of the Year Award at the 2008 Gleaner Honour Awards luncheon at The Pegasus hotel.

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Gleaner Honour Awards, which recognises persons and organisations that have made the greatest contribution to Jamaica throughout the course of the year.

Past recipients of the prestigious award include track stars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce; multinational GraceKennedy Company Ltd; former Prime Minister Edward Seaga and former finance minister Dr Peter Phillips.

Readers are being asked to submit their nominees for the varying categories by Friday, November 25. The categories are: Arts and Culture, Sport, Science and Technology, Entertainment, Business, Public Service, Education, Voluntary Service, and Health and Wellness.

Recognising the best

Christopher Barnes, The Gleaner's managing director, said the awards has helped to recognise the best efforts of countless Jamaicans.

"We feel privileged as a Jamaican company to host The Gleaner Honour Awards, which has been recognising the best efforts of our people since 1979. Our independent selection committee members are always on point in their choices, and through the process we are exposed to the great work of countless Jamaicans," Barnes said.

"We look forward to this year's parade of excellence as we share with you the stories of our winners."

The Gleaner Honour Awards selection committee, led by Douglas Orane, will identify the winners from the pool of nominees in each of the categories, in addition to those who will receive certificates of merit. The category winners will then be profiled on The Gleaner's multimedia platforms and fÍted at several category luncheons at the company's corporate offices prior to the gala awards luncheon.

For more information, contact The Gleaner Company Media Limited at 922-6316/6355 or honourawards@gleanerjm.com.