Tributes continue to pour in from the media for renowned broadcast journalist Michael Pryce of CVM TV, who died on Monday, December 14.
Mr Pryce, who was in his late 40’s, died in England yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer.
“He stands out tall among those who serve as an example for our young journalists in his death, and indeed, Jamaican journalism has suffered a great blow. It has created a void that will not be filled so easily and I pray to God to rest his soul in eternal peace,” said fellow journalist, Delroy A. Whyte-Hall, publisher and editor-in-chief of THE BLOG ENTERPRISE – Jamaica’s leading small business weekly news blog.
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CVM’S Prime Time Journalist, Michael Pryce Will Be Missed… Information Minister Vaz
Minister with Responsibility for Information, Daryl Vaz, has expressed sadness over the passing today of Michael Pryce, whom he described as one of CVM television’s prime time journalists.
‘His natural instinct for creating news and weaving interesting lead stories out of every situation, had long established him as a leader in the business despite his short stint as a broadcast journalist in Jamaica’.
‘In addition to the courageous battle he fought with his illness, Michael will be remembered for his bravery as a journalist, who despite an attack on the job recently, continued to shine as an outstanding newsman. Nothing could stop him from getting the job done. He was dedicated to his craft, a perfectionist who was determined to hunt down every story to the end and I am speaking from experience’, Minister Vaz said.
Minister Vaz has conveyed condolences on behalf of the government to his wife, children, and the rest of his family, his media colleagues, friends and associates.
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PAJ Mourns Michael Pryce’s Passing
The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) joins the media fraternity in mourning the passing of journalist Michael Pryce, who died after a long battle with bone cancer in the United Kingdom today.
Pryce was employed to the CVM Television Group, which operates Hot 102 FM, as a reporter/presenter. He had previously worked with Radio Jamaica.
Pryce was hospitalised earlier this year at the University Hospital of the West Indies before traveling later to the UK where he has citizenship. Following his initial hospitalisation in Jamaica, the PAJ staged a fundraising event to assist with his health care.
As an active member of the PAJ, Pryce attended the PAJ’s monthly fete that was held at RJR Sports Club only days before he was hospitalized.
PAJ President Byron Buckley says, “Michael’s inimitable voice will be sorely missed from the airwaves, but the camaraderie that he brought to the association’s events will be fondly remembered”.
The Press Association of Jamaica expresses condolences to Michael’s relatives and colleagues at CVM/Hot 102 in their moment of bereavement. May God grant them comfort.