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  • Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says she will cherish the memories of the late Gleaner journalist, Glenroy Sinclair.
  • “He walked with power brokers, but he never forgot his duty to protect the common people from the dangers of elitism,” she said.
  • Also paying tributes were Secretary of the Press Association of Jamaica, Rohan Powell; and Peter Rae from the motor-car racing fraternity.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says she will cherish the memories of the late Gleaner journalist, Glenroy Sinclair.

Miss Grange, who knew Mr. Sinclair, affectionately called ‘Sinco’, during his days in Central Kingston, noted that he never once lost the “common touch”.

“He walked with power brokers, but he never forgot his duty to protect the common people from the dangers of elitism,” she said.

The Minister was offering a tribute at the Thanksgiving Service for Mr. Sinclair, held at the New Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Kingston, on June 19.

“I am deeply saddened by Glenroy’s passing. I find comfort in the fact that he has left a sobering view of society and people as a lesson to us, especially our young journalists,” said the Minister.

Describing him as a “friend and colleague”, she noted that he was an activist, an exemplary resident and a genuine role model.

Meanwhile, Pastor Dr. Merric Walker, in delivering the homily, described Mr. Sinclair as a “tender-hearted philosopher” and a “good citizen”.

Also paying tributes were Secretary of the Press Association of Jamaica, Rohan Powell; and Peter Rae from the motor-car racing fraternity.