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#RGHonours: JDF glitters among giants... takes Platinum Award

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 11:07 PM
Lieutenant General Rocky Meade collects the 'RG Platinum Award' from CEO of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group Gary Allen as selection committee chairman Douglas Orane looks on - Kenyon Hemans photo

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) emerged the top RJRGLEANER Group Honour Award recipient for 2018 walking away with the coveted RG Platinum Award on Wednesday night.

"We were amongst giants in this room and any one of these category winners could be sitting here," Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Rocky Meade told host Derrick Wilks after the JDF was announced the big winner.

The JDF also won the category award for education and the Red Stripe 'Stand Up' Award for the army's Jamaica National Service Corps.

The group had led the training, educating and re-educating of more than 1,000 youths at risk.

"We will change Jamaica one youngster at a time," Meade said to applause from guests who had packed the ballroom of New Kingston's Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

To date, 1,571 youngsters across five overlapping cohorts have benefited from the JNSC programme, an example of the army’s commitment to task.

ARTS & CULTURE  
L'ACADCO

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Professor Emerita Lorna Goodison

 

PUBLIC SERVICE
Pamela Monroe Ellis

 

SPORTS
Alia Atkinson

(Special Award)
The Reggae Girls

 

EDUCATION
The Jamaica Defence Force
 

Special Award
Ricardo Allen  

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY            
Mona Geoinformatics Institute

Special Award
Marvin Hall

 

VOLUNTARY SERVICE
Melvyn Tennant

 

ENTERTAINMENT
Reggae Sumfest

Special Award
Dalton Harris

 

BUSINESS 
National Commercial Bank

 

Special Award
Richard Pandohie

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS
National Health Fund

(Special Award)
Professor Wendel Abel

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