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Hundreds pay their last respects to Hubert Lawrence

Hundreds pay their last respects to Hubert Lawrence

Part of the crowd at the Cathedral of St. Jago de la Vega in the Spanish city of St. Catherine, paid their last respects to famed journalist and athletics commentator Hubert Lawrence on Saturday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

May 4, 2024





ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – A large crowd, including many family and friends, gathered at the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega in the Spanish city of St Catherine on Saturday morning to pay tribute to renowned journalist and athletics commentator Hubert Lawrence.

Lawrence’s cousin, Kareem Lawrence, delivered the memorial, celebrating his late uncle as a kind person who brought excellence to every area of ​​life to which he devoted his energies.

In her tribute, Sports Minister Olivia Grange praised Lawrence as a media pioneer whose skill at highlighting key moments in sport, particularly athletics, was unparalleled.

Minister Grange led a delegation of government officials at the service, including Minister of State Juliet Cuthbert Flynn and Senator Abka Fitz-Henley.

A host of high-profile members of the athletics fraternity, including sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and MVP Track Club president Bruce James, also attended the service.

The funeral service ended some time ago.

Lawrence died on February 23 at his home in St Catherine. He was 63 years old. He will be buried soon at Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in Spanish Town.

He was considered one of the world’s foremost athletics commentators and experts. Lawrence’s sudden death had prompted an outpouring of tributes, including from Prime Minister Andrew Holness and opposition leader Mark Golding.






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