Senior journalist dies
The Jamaican media fraternity is in mourning as noted media practitioner Lovelette Brooks has died. She passed away yesterday after her battle with cancer.
Brooks, who started her career as news presenter at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), also worked as a reporter for the Jamaica Observer and as a news editor with the Sunday Gleaner.
An emotional Allan Brooks, her brother, told The Gleaner: "She went to Shortwood Teachers' College, then she did a master's degree in geography, and she was an environmental planner for a number of years. But what got her into journalism was that during my early years at the JIS, she said that she would like to try journalism because it seemed to be fun, and she just had a knack for it because she enjoyed writing ... she did extremely well at it," said Brooks.
Brooks said that while his sister suffered from breast cancer, her death was a shock to those who knew her.