Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed shock and deep regret at the passing of Mr. Michael Sharpe, Operations Manager at Jamaica News Network of the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group.
The Governor-General described Mr. Sharpe as the consummate journalist, media professional and media educator who had a healthy respect for nationhood.
“Mr. Sharpe was visibly passionate about his craft. I found that he was a true educator – inside and outside the classroom – committed to developing the next generation of media professionals.
“Mr. Sharpe will always be remembered for his contribution to the Social Programmes of the Office of His Excellency The Governor-General and Staff, particularly for facilitating the broadcast of The Governor-General’s Achievement Awards’25th Anniversary Programme from the lawns of King’s House in November 2016,” Sir Patrick noted.
The Governor-General added, “It is my hope that Mr. Sharpe’s passion and commitment to firm journalistic judgment will live on in the many students he has trained throughout the years.”
Sir Patrick said Lady Allen and the King’s House staff join him in expressing their sincere condolences to Mr. Sharpe’s immediate family, the Staff of the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group, his colleague journalists and friends.