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Caribbean trailblazers praised at awards function

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MUSGRAVE GOLD MEDALLIST: Bishop Mallica 'Kapo' Reynolds, OD, (left) being congratulated by Mr James Verity after receiving the prestigious 1985 Musgrave Gold Medal Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of painting and sculpture. Occasion was the Musgrave Medals award ceremony for 1984, 1985, and 1986 held at the Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall, East Street, Kingston, on September 5, 1986

Culture Minister Mike Henry expressed admiration and appreciation for the Caribbean nationals who received  Musgrave Awards at various levels. He emphasised that these honorees were significant historical figures who played crucial roles in the development of the region. The awards were bestowed upon individuals for their outstanding contributions to education and the arts.

Published September 6, 1986

16 Jamaicans, 1 St Lucian get Musgrave Medals

SIXTEEN distinguished Jamaicans and one St Lucian who excelled in their various fields of endeavour were yesterday presented with the prestigious Musgrave Medal Award by the Institute of Jamaica.

The Hon Mike Henry, Minister of State for Culture, who deputised for Prime Minister Edward Seaga, described the awardees as “important people who have contributed to the historical development of Jamaica and the Caribbean”.

Four Gold, eight Silver and five Bronze Medals were presented to the recipients for the years 1984, 1985 and 1986 at an awards ceremony at the Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall, East Street.

Gold Medals were awarded to Mr Cecil Baugh, OD, for 1984 in recognition of his contribution to the field of ceramics; to Bishop 'Kapo' Reynolds, for 1985. For distinguished eminence in the field of painting and sculpture; to Mr Kenneth Ingram, 1986, for eminence in the field of librarianship and historical scholarship.  Mr Derek Walcott of St Lucia received a special Gold Medal for outstanding merit in the field of literature for 1986.

Receiving Silver Medals were Professor Douglas Hall, for 1984 in recognition of his contribution to historical studies; Mr Karl Craig, for services in the field of art education in Jamaica; Miss Ena Helps, for services in the field of music education, and Mrs Katleen Bon-Hickling, also for services in the field of music education.

Also receiving Musgrave Silver Medals were Mrs Alison Stimpson (1985) for her contribution to art education in Jamaica (posthumously); and Mrs Fay Simpson (1985) for her contribution to dance education 1986; Miss Gloria Escoffery, OD, got the medal in recognition of her work in art (painting); while Miss Louisa 'Ma Lou' Jones captured the medal for her work in traditional pottery.

A Bronze Medal for 1984 went to Mr Trevor Beckford in recognition of his contribution to music; for 1985 to Mr Karl Fuller and Miss Gloria Cresser for their contributions to music; and for 1986 to Mr Winston White for music, and Miss Hazel Ramsay in recognition of her work in the collection of Jamaican oral histories, especially in connection with the Memory Bank Project.

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