Thu | Dec 14, 2017

Ian Boyne out of ICU and recovering well

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Ian Boyne

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Ian Boyne is now out of the Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies. He says that he was moved by the expressions of love that he received.

Boyne, who is recuperating in the Tony Thwaites Wing of the hospital, fell ill on December 2.

"I am deeply touched by the outpouring of love from all sectors of the society," Boyne said as he was updated on the concern expressed by many Jamaicans at home and abroad on social media and through calls to the JIS and radio stations. He was told that churches everywhere were in prayer for his recovery.

"I am grateful to God. I am a miracle," he added as he reflected on the frightening experience. He stated that he had been seeing his doctors regularly and paying attention to his diet and exercise routine and encouraged everyone to do the same.

"And I am deeply moved to know that I am loved and appreciated by my colleagues, especially at JIS and in the media. Tell them I shall be back and doing more programmes and writing more articles in the near future with God's help," the veteran journalist said while asking the JIS to assure everyone that he was doing well.

"God was remarkably good to me on Saturday. I want to thank the team of exceptional doctors and nurses who have worked with me in intensive care," the deputy CEO said.