Northern Caribbean University hails Oliver Clarke as a great Jamaican patriot

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Northern Caribbean University hails Oliver Clarke as a great Jamaican patriot

Sunday, May 17, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - The administration of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) joins in paying tribute to media titan and financier, Oliver Clarke who passed recently.

In a tribute today (May 17) NCU said that as managing director and chairman of the Gleaner Company for more than four decades, and later chairman of the RJRGleaner Group, Clarke helped to shape the contours of the free society that Jamaicans now enjoy. This the tribute said has been the basis of individual and collective advancement in other important areas such as education.

“Mr Clarke, a great Jamaican patriot, advocated tirelessly to protect and promote press freedom across the Americas through international forums such as theInter-American Press Association as well as the Commonwealth Press Association.”

NCU president Dr Lincoln Edwards pointed out in the university's tribute that it was in recognition of Mr Clarke's distinguished public service that the University conferred on him theDoctor of Laws,honoris causa, during the institution's commencement in August 2013, where he delivered the keynote address. He remained a friend of the institution.

“The administration of Northern Caribbean University extends deepest sympathies to Mr Clarke's bereaved family and business associates. We wish for them God's comfort and peace during this time of mourning,” the NCU tribute ended.


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