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Tribute to Ian Boyne | The consummate communicator will be missed

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Ian Boyne

Ian's contribution to media is admirable and represents the power of good journalism. He has distinguished himself as a fair, fearless and balanced commentator. Ian was simply the consummate communicator. He has helped to guide and craft national speeches for the offices of the governor general, the prime minister and leader of the opposition across political administrations. His guiding hand, maturity and calm demeanour will be greatly missed.

Ian was a true and genuine man. I have benefited from our conversations on politics, religion, sports, health, and many other areas. He read widely and was able to bring his tremendous knowledge to simple interactions which would result in enhanced perspectives. I consider his passing a great loss. He was not only a professional; he was my friend.

He was a very erudite man.

I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to his wife, Margaret; their children; his church family; his JIS family; and the entire media fraternity at this time. His passion and zest to empower the country will be missed.