NATIONAL AWARD FOR KARL YOUNG, SAYS GRANGE
The late founder of Jamaica's first reggae radio station Irie FM, and Zip 103 FM, Karl Young, is to be awarded a national honour, the Government said. The announcement was made at a thanksgiving service at the cruise ship pier in Ocho Rios for Young, who is better known as 'Chief'. Young died in a hospital in Chicago, United States on June 10 after ailing for some time. Minister of Sports, Culture and Entertainment Olvia 'Babsy' Grange made the announcement before hundreds of mourners who turned out to celebrate Karl Young's life and work.Minister Grange did not say which award would be conferred on Young. However, she said his family had agreed to accept the award, even though Young had repeatedly turned down previous offers to be rewarded for his work.