Government to honour Ian Boyne
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government intends to honour Ian Boyne, who died Monday morning at hospital.
Speaking RJR's Hotline, Holness said he was devastated and saddened by the death of the veteran journalist.
Holness said Boyne has made a tremendous contribution to national development.
IN PHOTO: Prime Minister Andrew Holness
He lauded him for his professionalism, integrity, and selflessness and said Jamaica owes a debt of gratitude to the veteran journalist.
In 2009, the Government of Jamaica recognised Boyne's outstanding contribution to journalism with the Commander of the Order of Distinction.
In the meantime, Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips, says Ian Boyne has enriched Jamaican journalism and maintained the highest traditions of the profession.
IN PHOTO: Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips
He said through it all, Boyne exemplified a love of country and showed a deep concern about the quality of life of ordinary Jamaicans.
In Addition, Phillips said Boyne was able to maintain good relations with all segments of the Jamaican society in a socially polarised and publicly divisive environment.
He said Boyne’s contribution to Jamaica and the development of the nation will not be erased.