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Usain Bolt named 2016 Gleaner Man of the Year

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 3:39 PM
2016 Gleaner Man of the Year Usain Bolt (left) with Managing Director of The Gleaner (Media) Limited Christopher Barnes - Rudolph Brown photos

Usain Bolt is The Gleaner's 2016 Man of the Year.

Bolt was this afternoon declared winner for his exploits in sports last year, during a gala luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.


IN PHOTO: Usain Bolt with his parents Jennifer and Wellesley Bolt 

Bolt emerged Man of the Year from a field of nine category winners.

This is the third time he is being named Man of the Year. 

It first happened in 2008 and again in 2009.

OTHER CATEGORY WINNERS:
Business
Richard Byles

Entertainment
Fun in the Son

Education 
National Commercial Bank

Public Service
Dorothy Pine-McLarty

Voluntary Service
Food for the Poor

Arts & Culture
Calabash International Literary Festival

Science & Technology
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited


IN PHOTO: Running Events' Ramone Williams, Diana Ellis, Alfred Francis and Danielle Francis

Health & Wellness
Running Events Limited

SPECIAL AWARDS:
Sport
– Elaine Thompson

Entertainment  – Sean Paul Henriques

Arts & Culture – Marlon James

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Business – Rita Humphries-Lewin