Nom­i­na­tions now open for Gleaner Hon­our Awards

Jamaica Gleaner - - FEATURE -

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 ShellyAnn 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 fêted 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.

In photo: 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.

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