THE Saint Lucia Olympic Committee Incorporated expresses regret at the passing of journalist Lawrence Spencer James who died last week.
James has been in the mainstream media for over 40 years during which time he covered several activities organized by the SLOC Inc. and had the distinction of attending an International Olympic Academy session in Athens, Greece, on the recommendation of the SLOC.
James was Editor of The Mirror newspaper at the time of his passing and enjoyed a long career in the field of sports reporting. He first started as a proof reader at The VOICE newspaper before going into the editorial department. His disciplined approach to life was nurtured as a longstanding member of the Saint Lucia Cadet Corps where he rose to the rank of Major and edited the Corps’ magazine.
SLOC Inc. would like to extend sincere condolences to his family, friends and the entire media and Cadet fraternity on his passing. His memory will always linger in our midst.
Meanwhile, the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association (CASJA) extends condolences to the family and friends of James.
James, died on Tuesday, March 21, following a long illness.
He was a founding member and General Secretary of the Blue Dragon Karate Association of St Lucia.
The members of CASJA offer their thoughts and prayers for his family, friends and the media fraternity in Saint Lucia to be comforted during this difficult time of grief, and may his soul rest in peace.