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Boyne inspired the underclass to hope

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Ian Boyne


How can Jamaicans not be saddened by the death of Ian Boyne? He was a household name locally and in the Jamaican diaspora. He was a patriot who was always genuinely concerned about the social and economic situation in Jamaica. He had a way with words, and he enriched Jamaican journalism in a profound way while demonstrating professionalism at the highest capacity.

Boyne's weekly television programme, Profile, was a medium that he used effectively to bring across success stories of people from different backgrounds, sharing their struggles and triumphs. I am certain those stories have inspired viewers to never give up hope. Without a doubt, Ian Boyne had made a tremendous impact on Jamaica. His legacy will be an inspiration.

I send my condolences to his immediate family, friends, and the media fraternity.

May his soul rest in peace.