Journalist Ian Boyne has died
Tributes pour out following death of Ian Boyne
He died this morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St. Andrew after a brief period of illness.
On December 3, Ian Boyne was rushed to hospital following a heart attack. He was then placed in a medically induced coma.
Ian Boyne was a veteran Broadcaster, Journalist, Author, Theologian and Deputy CEO of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).
Since the news broke tributes are pouring in following.
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness is among those expressing condolences on social media.
It is with deep sadness that I acknowledge the death of veteran journalist and a true friend Ian Boyne. This is a shock to me. I will make a statement soon. pic.twitter.com/XVwS4cKrwZ
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) December 18, 2017
the Jamaica Constabulary Force on its twitter page, extends deep condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Boyne.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Journalist and Deputy CEO of the Jamaica Information Service, Mr. Ian Boyne. pic.twitter.com/lFVot7tSgG
— Jamaica Constabulary (@JamaicaConstab) December 18, 2017
Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid praised the professionalism and patriotism of veteran journalist Ian Boyne.
In expressing sadness at his passing, Senator Reid said Mr. Boyne had served the government and people of Jamaica well through the Jamaica Information Service, across political administrations and through his television programme Profile, in which he highlighted the successes of Jamaicans who had overcome many challenges.
The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Family also expressed condolences on its twitter page, noting that it is saddened by the passing of Mr. Boyne.
The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service family is saddened by the passing of veteran journalist, author, & JIS Deputy CEO, Mr. Ian Boyne, CD. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends & colleagues. @JISNews @AudleyShaw @fayvalwilliams @JamaicaTax @slbja @onthegroundjm pic.twitter.com/N975ajucn9
— MOF Jamaica (@MOFJamaica) December 18, 2017