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Two awarded Glenn Jackson Memorial Scholarship

Two awarded Glenn Jackson Memorial Scholarship


Two journalists have been awarded a joint scholarship to pursue studies in Media and Communications at the University of the West Indies, starting this month.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves disclosed on Monday that Searchlight’s Hawkins Nanton and Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle from the state-owned National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC Radio) will receive a joint Glenn Jackson Memorial Scholarship in Journalism.{{more}}

The scholarship was set up in honour of the veteran broadcaster and former Press Secretary to the Prime Minister who was killed in March this year.

His gruesome death continues to send shockwaves throughout the nation.

Jackson’s lifeless body was discovered in the back seat of his vehicle at Cane Garden on Monday, March 6, 2006, with a gunshot wound that penetrated his sternum area and exited his back.

Jackson’s professional career in the media spanned over two decades, and he was often described as a master agitator, motivator, consummate communicator and professional.

He is considered to be one of the first persons to give life to talk shows on local radio before taking up the post as Press Secretary to the Prime Minister in April 2001.

The Prime Minister noted on Monday that the two awardees, one each from the print and electronic media would share the scholarship over a two-year and one-year period respectively.

Nanton, who currently holds a diploma in Media and Communication, will conclude a two-year Bachelor of Arts degree at the UWI, Mona Campus while Doyle, a prolific entertainer in the local music industry, will read for a diploma in Media and Communication.