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Saluting a legend - Tributes flow to mark the death of chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, J.A. Lester Spaulding

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM
J.A. Lester Spaulding

CBU - Regional broadcasting stalwart

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) yesterday offered a tribute in memory of its 'Hall of Famer' and regional broadcasting stalwart, J.A Lester Spaulding.

He was president of the CBU from 1987 to 1991. During his term as president, he formed a relationship with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, which led to the establishment of a television production and news exchange facility, including the CBU's acquisition of its own domestic satellite uplink.

He also contributed to the development of the Caribbean News Agency (CANA) as a director until 2011, and nurtured the formation of the Caribbean Media Corporation, being its inaugural chairman in 2000

AAAJ - He loomed large on the media landscape

The American Advertising Federation Caribbean Region deeply regrets the passing of Lester Spaulding.

The legacy of J.A. Lester Spaulding looms large on the media landscape in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, earning him several accolades. During his long career, he oversaw several acquisitions and mergers while at the helm of one of the region's largest media houses. He earned the respect and adoration of his peers by breaking barriers and maintaining standards of excellence.

ACM - He was a Caribbean media icon

The Association of Caribbean Media Workers has joined with media colleagues throughout the region in mourning the passing of Caribbean media industry leader, Lester Spaulding.

Mr Spaulding received numerous awards for his service to regional media. He was recognised by the CBU Hall of Fame and is the holder of a Caribbean Media Corporation Award of Excellence for Leadership.

The ACM pays tribute to this Caribbean media icon.

PAJ - His influence on media will live on for years

The Press Association of Jamaica extends its condolences to the family and friends of the late Lester Spaulding, chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group.

His influence was also felt throughout the Caribbean, where he served for years in several capacities. He was widely admired for his vision and industry, and his deep interest in the future and direction of media in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

His life and work have impacted thousands of lives, and his influence on media in Jamaica and the Caribbean will live on for years to come.

BCJ - His passing has left a void

The Broadcasting Commission is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, J. Lester Spaulding.

Mr Spaulding had a stellar career in media administration and was widely respected as a pioneer and shrewd manager.

The Broadcasting Commission worked closely with Mr Spaulding, most recently in his capacity as Co-chair of the National Digital Switchover Steering Committee.

His passing has left a permanent void in the broadcasting fraternity.