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TESSANNE CHIN AND SHELLY-ANN FRASER ARE NAMED THE GLEANER’S “PERSONS OF THE YEAR!”

Tessanne Chin (left) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with their Person of the Year Awards - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
Tessanne Chin (left) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with their Person of the Year Awards – Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer—

Singer, Tessanne Chin, and athlete, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, are the 2013 Gleaner ‘Persons of the Year’.

Chin and Fraser-Pryce were announced joint winners a during a function at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

Chin, the winner of the entertainment category, and Fraser-Pryce (sports) emerged from a field of seven other categories.

“Today we have with us a special group that shows you what’s right with Jamaica,” Christopher Barnes, managing director of The Gleaner, said earlier.

This year, two special awards were presented – Javon Francis in the sports category and Knutsford Express in business.

The Gleaner Award winners were selected by a designated committee headed by Professor Gerald Lalor.

Weeks before the event, the public was invited to make submissions.

For 2013, over 73 submissions were received.

2013 Gleaner Honor Award Winners

Columbus Communications Limited – Science and Technology

Sagicor – Business

Tessanne Chin – Entertainment

Knutsford Express – Business (Special Award)

James ‘Jimmy Cliff’ Chambers – Arts & Culture

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Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce – Sports

Javon Francis – Sports (Special Award)

Dr Fenton Ferguson – Health and Wellness

Crayons Count – Education

Dr Peter Phillips and the Economic Programme Oversight Committee – Public Service

Mustard Seed Communities – Voluntary Service

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