On Wednesday, October 10, at the Institute of Jamaica, on East Street, Kingston, presented the 2018 Musgrave Medals — the oldest award in the western hemisphere — to worthy persons in the field of literature, science and arts.
Among the recipients of the awards, gold medals were presented to Peter Ashbourne in the field of arts (music), Professor Mervyn Morris in the field of literature, and Professor Basil Burke in the field of science.
Silver medals were awarded to Dr Jean “Binta” Breeze for literature, Kingston College Chapel Choir for the arts, and Professor Henry Lowe was awarded for his work in the field of science. The bronze medals were conferred on Professor Oswald Harding in the arts, Dr Leo Douglas in science, and Roland Watson-Grant for literature. The Youth Musgrave Medal was presented to Arthur Williams III (entrepreneurship and public policy). The distinguished lady and gentlemen have been recognised for the work they have done in enriching our country.
Musician/arranger Peter Ashbourne and Poet Laureate (2014 to 2017) Professor Mervyn Morris lead the list of recipients for the Musgrave Medals, awarded by the Institute of Jamaica. Both will receive the gold medal. Dub poet Jean “Binta” Breeze and Kingston College Chapel Choir will be awarded the silver medal, while author Roland Watson-Grant and Professor Oswald Harding are among the bronze medallists.