Winkler, Germain and Gussie get medals

Winkler, Germain and Gussie get medals

Musgrave Heroes

By Howard Campbell

Thursday, October 09, 2014

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AUTHOR Anthony Winkler and music producers Donovan Germain and Gussie Clarke are recipients of the 2014 Musgrave Award.

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), which presents the annual awards, announced its list of nine awardees yesterday.

The ceremony takes place October 22 in the IOJ's Lecture Hall.

Winkler, author of books such as The Lunatic and The Painted Canoe, will receive a gold medal for his contribution to literature. Germain, head of Penthouse Records, earns a silver medal for his contribution to music while Clarke, who began producing music over 40 years ago while attending Kingston College, will receive a bronze medal for similar contribution.

Germain, whose label helped develop the careers of Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder and Romain Virgo, said he is humbled by the Musgrave award.

"It shows that the kind of music we make has a quality that deserves recognition," he told the Jamaica Observer.

Gold medals will also be presented to sculptor Petrona Morrison for her work in art and education; and professor Celia Christie-Samuels for her work in medicine.

Other silver medallists are Jasmine Thomas-Girvan for her achievements in jewellery and sculpting; and Dr Karl Aiken for his research in the field of life sciences.

Bronze medals will also go to Phillip Thomas for his achievement in art; and Dr Tannecia Stephenson for research in the field of physics.

The Musgrave Award has been in existence since 1889. It is a memorial to Sir Anthony Musgrave who served as governor of Jamaica from 1877-1883, and who founded the IOJ in 1879.


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