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Gary Spaulding was larger than life - Barnes

Published:Monday | June 6, 2016 | 5:11 PM
Gary Spaulding was found dead on Monday afternoon at his home in St Andrew.

The managing director of The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited, Christopher Barnes, has reacted with shock at the death of Senior Journalist Gary Spaulding.

Barnes says Spaulding's death has intensified the grief already being felt by Friday's death of another Gleaner employee and veteran journalist, Glenroy Sinclair.

READ: Veteran Gleaner journalist Gary Spaulding has died

Barnes described Spaulding as someone who was larger than life and who had a memorable impact on those with whom he interacted.


Managing Director of The Gleaner (Media ) Limited, Christopher Barnes

He says the company is continuing to provide counselling to employees affected by both deaths.

In the meantime, President of the Press Association of Jamaica, Dionne Jackson Miller, says Spaulding’s death is a tremendous loss to the journalism community.

According to Jackson Miller, Spaulding had an extensive knowledge of political and parliamentary affairs, was a hard worker and was supportive of colleagues.


She says he has left a significant mark and will be missed.