Gleaner hails pensioners
The Gleaner's Deputy Managing Director Christopher Barnes has lauded several of the newspaper's pensioners for their outstanding contribution to the company over the years.
"The pensioners who are here didn't (just) work here, they really lived
and they want to make sure that
is in good hands," he said during the pensioners' annual luncheon at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday.
In giving the group an overview of the newspaper, Barnes said the company has seen much improve-ment since 2008, which was a challenging year for revenue.
He shared some of the major successes of the company, such as the editorial coverage of the top stories in the island, creditable performance by the advertising department and online developments.
"We are merely custodians of this amazing company, and one day we hope to be in the seats that you currently occupy, celebrating the continued excellence of this great Jamaican company," he told the pensioners.
Barnes added that the occasion gave
the oppor-tunity to connect with its past and to demonstrate its appreciation, year after year, to the persons who set the pace for a successful company.
"I am very proud that you have worked at
and have helped it to be where it is now," said Oliver Clarke, the company's chairman and managing director, as he welcomed the group to the function.
workers turned out to catch up on old times with their colleagues and learn about the changes that are taking place at the North Street-based headquarters of the newspaper.