Grange pays tribute to meticulous photojournalist Michael Gordon

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Kingston, 8 May 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to late photojournalist Michael Gordon who passed away on Wednesday.

Minister’s Statement
"I knew Michael from the 1970s and we have always worked very well together. He was a man who paid attention to detail and really added value to the role of photographers in the newsroom.

He was meticulous and determined. Michael never allowed anyone or anything to get in the way of his perfect shot. His numerous awards over the years are testament to the high quality of his work.

His work at the Jamaica Information Service and the Jamaica Observer set a high standard for other photographers. His photos spoke to you and often told the entire story.

Michael Gordon will be sorely missed. I wish to extend condolences to his immediate family and the Jamaica Observer family."

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Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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