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Walk good, Dorraine

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:00 AM


Dorraine Samuels was to Jamaican radio what mahogany is to the furniture industry. Her exceptionally beautiful voice has, arguably, been the best female voice on Jamaican radio over the past three decades.

She was tailor-made for television, too, not only because of her exceptionally beautiful voice but, also, because of her striking beauty. Her billion-dollar smile was a pleasure to behold, each and every time she read the nightly news on TVJ.

She brought a comfort to the psyche of her listeners and viewers, even if she were reading a sad or a tragic news story, with her ever-present calm demeanour and her wonderfully soothing voice.

Jamaica’s queen of broadcast media will reign supreme in our memories for many years to come.

RIP, Dorraine.

Patrick Gallimore