ZIZ Radio Honours Present and Former Staff as Part of its 50th Anniversary Celebrations


The event, which was staged at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, was attended by acting Governor General, Sir Edmund Lawrence and Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas.

While addressing the invited guests, Chairman of the ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Peter Jenkins, indicated that the event was deemed necessary to pay tribute to the many men and women and institutions who toiled throughout the 50 years of existence of ZIZ Radio, to ensure that the station continued to achieve sustainable growth levels and maintain its leadership role in the local and regional media community.

Honourees were recognized in various categories, including Gold Medallion, Gold Star and Gold Corporate Partners. There was also a category for Special Recognition.Ricky-Singh

The list of those awarded included present and former staff members who worked at various periods of the station’s five decades of operation.

Gold Medallion Awardees                                     Gold Star Awardees

Karney Osborne                                                    Dr. Anthony Sebastian

Bill Bramble                                                             Arthur Grey

Wilsie Whyte                                                           Francica Haynes

Zephaniah Syl Joseph                                                Vida Leader

Eustace John                                                           Val Henry

Goldwyn Caines                                                       Cherryl Ward

Louvina Maynard                                                      Lucien “Shine” Maynard

Claudette “Polly” Manchester                                     Do Unto Do

Valentine Browne                                                    Albertha “Praise the Lord” Ephraime

Asquit Al Elmes                                                       Eustace Hicks

Constantine “Conse” Edwards                                   Lee Bart

Clement “Juni” Liburd                                               Wesley WhartonClaudette-Polly-Manchester--Nigel-Carty

Kirt Flemming                                                         Marie Weeks

Alvah Bradley                                                         Lauston Gould

Viere Galloway                                                      Roseita Liburd-Browne

Theophilus “Theo” Clarke                                         Marlene Liburd

Von Rebop Southwell                                              Clive Caines

Lorenzo Greene                                                      Claude Huggins

Vincent Grey                                                          Mickey Phillips

Laurel Amontrading                                                 Lillian Caesar

                                                                          Peter Warner

                                                                          Erasmus Williams

                                                                         Lorna Sheppard-Richards

                                                                        St. Clair “Chico” Guishard

                                                                       Leslie “Sugar Bowl” Morton

Amongst the list of companies and organizations receiving Gold Corporate Partner awards were RAMS, LIME, Carib Brewery, TDC, St. Kitts Bottling Company, and S.L. Horsford, while the Antioch Baptist Church and National Bank were presented with Special Recognition Awards.

Wednesday night’s award ceremony was also addressed by Minister of Information, Mr. Nigel Carty, General Manager of ZIZ, Mr. Viere Galloway and special guest speaker, Mr. Ricky Singh of Guyana, who is one of the most outstanding journalists in the Caribbean.

Over 200 persons were in attendance for the event that also featured entertaining performances from the contestants in the upcoming, ZIZ Song Competition, scheduled for May 28th this year.


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