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Observer’s Paul Reid gets Sam Sharpe award

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, October 15, 2012 | 12:46 PM    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Observer sports writer Paul Reid was this morning presented with the Sam Sharpe award for his contribution to sports, at a Heroes' Day civic ceremony in the historic Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay.

Six people from St James were also recognised for their exemplary service in various fields including, education, sports and community service.

They are: Clinton Chin, community service; Mavis Holt, education; Pauline Downer, community development; Cleopatra Eubanks, sports; Gloria Meredith, community service and Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, tourism.

Reid, a sports journalist for more than 30 years recently covered the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as the Paralympic Games, both in England.

He has also covered several other sporting events, both locally and internationally.

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