Veteran journalist Dr Barbara Gloudon and Professor Emerita Sylvia Wynter have been elected fellows of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ).
Gloudon is one of the Caribbean's most respected journalists and is a host of RJR's call-in programme 'Hotline', while Professor Wynter is a well-respected international novelist, critic and writer of essays.
They will be installed as fellows of the IOJ at a ceremony to be held at the Little Theatre in St Andrew tomorrow.
This is a significant feat for the two outstanding women, who will be making their entry into a traditionally male-dominated role.
They will join former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, Professor Sir Roy Augier, Professor Gerald Lalor and Professor George Lamming as fellows of the IOJ.
Persons who have achieved distinction in culture, science or history (including the training of artists and education in the arts) can be elected to be fellows of the IOJ.
A person elected as fellow shall be an honorary member of council and shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of a member of council.