Castries, Saint Lucia: The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Tourism of Saint Lucia, Ernest Hilaire, extended condolence over the demise of the renowned journalist of the country, Guy Ellis, who breathed his last on February 13, 2023.
The Parliamentary representative from Castries commended his contributions to the field of Journalism in Saint Lucia. As the Deputy Prime Minister noted, Saint Luci has lost a pioneer in the field of journalism, whose career in Journalism spanned over sixty years of his life.
Hilaire hailed his journey as a journalist, writing, “In a career that spanned just over sixty years, starting as a young news reporter with the Voice in May 1962, and rising to become Managing Editor of two newspapers, the Voice and the Mirror, an international news correspondent, author and historian, journalism lecturer and Consultant, Guy Ellis was excellence itself.”
Praising Ellis, Hilaire stated that Ellis was the personification of true journalism. Hilaire wrote: “He exemplified the qualities of a true journalist- balanced, independent thought, analytical integrity and accurate reporting. He was a skilful editor and writer who always maintained the highest standards of his trade.
In this era of fake news and information technology that has created instant journalists, the qualities of Guy Ellis will be really missed. He is an example to be emulated by young aspiring St. Lucian journalists.”
Hilaire paid tributes to the departed soul, stating – “On behalf of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, I extend sincere condolences to his family, friends and the media fraternity of St. Lucia. May he rest in Peace.”