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PAJ saddened by death of veteran journalist Clare Forrester

Published:Tuesday | September 16, 2014 | 3:06 PM

The Press Association of Jamaica says it is saddened at the death of local and regional journalism stalwart Clare Forrester.

She died in Florida yesterday.

The PAJ says Forrester had a long and distinguished career in journalism and communications.

PAJ president Dionne Jackson Miller says Forrester served as secretary for more than a decade during which she had significantly promoted membership growth.

Forrester was made a life member of the PAJ in 1977, and was further honoured when she was inducted into the PAJ Hall of Fame in 2012.

She was instrumental in the formation of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers of which she was a founding member and for which she served as general secretary and consultant.

In 2002, the association recognised her dedication with a Distinguished Service Award for contribution to the development of Caribbean journalism.

Forrester is also being hailed for her work with the Jamaica Information Service, the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute and the Pan American Health Organisation.

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