The legendary careers of several of St. Lucia’s iconic broadcasters were recognized on Thursday June 29th. During a festive occasion held at the Pastoral Center in Marisule, Gros Islet the Media Honor Society put on its inaugural awards ceremony. In an event which commemorated 70 years of broadcasting, snapshots of the men and women which helped chronicle the history of St. Lucia were put on display for all those in attendance.
One of the honorees was Hot FM Communications’ veteran announcer, Sam Flood. Flood, who is better know by his faithful listeners as “Juke Bois”, has been in a member in the industry since 1974. The veteran announcer was amongst the first to popularize the creole language over the airways and was praised for his contributions to the field.
Also, in attendance during the auspicious occasion, was Minister for Information Hon. Ernest Hilaire. Hilaire paid homage to legends and recognized the role they’ve played is shaping the history of St. Lucia.
“There are so many people in St. Lucia, so many [of the awardees] in here, that have shaped the character of St. Lucia and who we are… you are among the forgotten pillars of St. Lucia” Hilaire said.
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