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14 to receive Musgrave medals today

Wednesday, October 10, 2012    

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THE Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) will today honour 14 individuals and organisations with Musgrave medals for their outstanding work in the fields of literature, science and art.

Heading the list of awardees are Professor Emeritus Edward Baugh for distinguished eminence in the field of literature and Professor Horace Fletcher for medical science, who both will be receiving gold medals.

The awards ceremony, to be held at the IOJ’s head office at East Street in downtown Kingston, will also see seven silver, four bronze and a youth award for entrepreneurship being presented.

In the silver category, Calabash International Literary Festival will be recognised for its contribution to literature and Dr Pauline Christie for her contribution to linguistics. The Poetry Society of Jamaica will receive the bronze medal for its contribution to literature.

For arts, Emmanuel ‘Rico’ Rodriguez and Herbert Morrison High School Band will both receive the silver medal for outstanding merit in the field of music, while Professor Bryan McFarlane will get a silver medal for outstanding merit in the field of art. The sole silver awardee for science is John Henry Thompson.

The bronze list includes Dr Ellen Campbell-Grizzle for merit in the field of science, Dr Donald Shirley for merit in the field of music, Arlene Patricia Ononaiwu for merit in the field of library development and Ebony G Patterson for merit in the field of art.

The youth award goes to Richaydo Farquharson for distinguished eminence in the field of entrepreneurship.

The Musgrave award has been in existence since 1889, as a memorial to Sir Anthony Musgrave, governor of Jamaica (1877-1883), who founded the IOJ in 1879.

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