PROFESSOR EMERITUS of English at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Edward Baugh, and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the UWI, Professor Horace Fletcher will today head a list of 14 persons and organisations to be awarded Musgrave medals by the Institute of Jamaica.
Baugh and Fletcher will both be recognised for their distinguished eminence in the fields of literature and medical science, respectively.
The Musgrave awards are given to individuals or organisations in the fields of literature, science and art.
The awards ceremony, to be held at the Institute's head office at East Street, downtown Kingston, today, will also see seven silver, four bronze and a youth award for entrepreneurship being presented.
In the silver category, Calabash International Literary Festival will be recognised for its contribution to literature and Dr Pauline Christie for her work in the field of linguistics. The Poetry Society of Jamaica will receive the bronze medal for its contribution to literature.
For arts, Emmanuel 'Rico' Rodriguez and the Herbert Morrison High School Band will both receive the silver medal for outstanding merit in the field of music, while Professor Bryan McFarlane will get a silver medal for outstanding merit in the field of art. The sole silver awardee for science is John Henry Thompson.
The bronze list includes Dr Ellen Campbell-Grizzle for merit in the field of science; Dr Donald Shirley for merit in the field of music; Arlene Patricia Ononaiwu for merit in the field of library development and Ebony G. Patterson for merit in the field of art.
The youth award goes to Richaydo Farquharson for distinguished eminence in the field of entrepreneurship.
According to the institute, at 14 years old, Farquharson has displayed the qualities in business that belie his age.
The Musgrave award has been in existence since 1889 as a memorial to Sir Anthony Musgrave, governor of Jamaica from 1877-1883, who founded the institute in 1879.