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MBCCI Awards and Banquet honours tradition

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Kevon Stewart of Reggae Tech Limited, accepts the Young Entrepreneur Award from MBCCI director Damia Dawes Monthrope.
MBCCI first Vice-President Sonia Clarke Bowen and her husband, Everton.
Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris, surrounded by two beauties in the form of MBCCI president Gloria Henry (left), and his wife Dr Angella Samuel-Harris.
Dr Guna Muppuri of Bioprist Pharmaceutical and his wife Vishnu.
T'Shura Gibbs, regional director, JPS west accepts the Outstanding Customer Service Vocation Award from MBCCI director Jason Russell.
Angella Whitter of Whitter Village looks absolutely stunning.
NCB's Winston Lawson and his beautiful wife, Camille.
Dwayne Williams of itel-BPO Smart Solutions accepts the Outstanding BPO Operator Award from MBCCI director, Godfrey Dyer.
MBCCI Business Wall of Fame Inductee Lloyd B. Smith and his daughter, Soroya.
The Digicel crew from left: Rose Marie Blake, Ricky Purkiss, Joy Clarke and Steffan-Chad Haughton.
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Members of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), their associates, families and friends, were out in their numbers to celebrate the achievements of the Gloria Henry-led group at its 84th annual awards banquet.

Held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, on Saturday, December 3, under the theme, 'Honouring Tradition, Embracing Innovation', the glitzy affair was also used to recognise veteran journalist and business leader, Lloyd B. Smith, who was inducted to the chamber's business leaders Wall of Fame.

Henry, the president of MBCCI highlighted a raft of achievements by her team for the 2016 calendar year, and gave a commitment that her commercial group, one of the most influential voices on national issues, will increase efforts to ensure that the region "gets its fair share of attention and resources".

Dr Lovell Hawthorne, chief executive officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, which has 100 locations in the United States and 33 other countries, gave the keynote address.

 

Winners

 

New Investment, Business Development and Expansion Award - Jamaica Public Service Company; Corporate Partner Award - Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited; Hospitality Services Partner Award - Round Hill Hotel and Villas; Community Contribution Award - MoBay City Run; Business Development And Expansion In The Productive Sector Award - Rainforest Seafoods; Vocational Award for Outstanding Customer Service - T'Shura Gibbs; Outstanding BPO Operator Award - itel BPO Smart Solutions; Downtown Renewal My MoBay Award - Hilton and Hilton Limited; Young Entrepreneur Award - Reggae Tech Limited; Outstanding Director Award - Brian Brown.