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GLEANER GREW ME - Anna-Kay Green of Cousin's Cove, Hanover

Published:Monday | June 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Anna-Kay Green of Cousin's Cove, Hanover

 Joerio Scott, Gleaner Writer

The importance of relaying information in Jamaica is undeniable, according to Anna-Kay Green, who hails from Cousin's Cove in Hanover.

"The Gleaner has been providing Jamaicans from all walks of life and social standing with reliable news for over 180 years," Green said.

"The Gleaner was introduced to me by my grandfather, Kenneth Barnes, who was an avid reader. This was the family paper, and at a tender age, I would take up The Gleaner after my grandfather was finished reading and view the entertainment section."

Majoring in journalism at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), Green is often tested on her knowledge of current affairs.

"As an aspiring journalist, I read The Gleaner daily to keep well informed about current affairs," Anna-Kay said. "While at school, The Gleaner would be my best friend Wednesday nights through to Thursday morning as I prepared for my weekly Thursday morning current affairs test."

Affirming her Jamaican pride, she said it is the constant recognition of Jamaican art forms and artists that causes her to indulge most frequently in the art and entertainment sections, respectively, of The Sunday Gleaner.

A recent article in Flair magazine, 'From ballet slippers to stilettos', is a favourite of the journalism aspirant.

"This, like many articles in the Flair, caters to women and covers various aspects of a woman's life. Most of these articles are even tailored to men as well. The article highlights a young, black woman with Jamaican roots who is very passionate about the arts. This article stood out to me as it speaks about a true example of how dedication and hard work can bring success, even at a young age, no matter what race or social class you may be in.