RCI St. Lucia
posted on January 19, 2016 11:21
As members of the media and sporting fraternity continue to mourn the sudden loss of one of their own, a statement of condolence has been issued by the Office of the Prime Minister.
Veteran broadcaster, Brian died after suffering a heart attack in Soufriere, where he was part of the management team for the Veterans Football Tournament.
The statement notes that from his days at St. Mary's College, Brian was an avid footballer. He played for the Media Association football team during the Commercial League competition, and most recently was a player-manager for Congo-rians Veterans.
Brian was also heavily involved in sport as an administrator. Aside from his role in Veterans In Sports, he was also part of the management unit for Blackheart Productions, and a vice-president of the Saint Lucia Boxing Association.
But Brian was certainly best known as the sports presenter on Radio Saint Lucia, where he succeeded the legendary Hervan Henry and Ryan O'Brien. Brian's fast-paced delivery and command of the English language made his a unique and treasured voice on local airwaves.
Quite aside from his delivery, what set Brian apart was his immense memory and his vast knowledge of sports, especially football. A commentator of note as well, Brian covered the 2009 CARIFTA Games in Saint Lucia, the Inter-School Track and Field Championships, and football matches too numerous to mention.
Forever quick with a joke and a laugh, Brian was a true friend to everyone in the local and regional sporting fraternity. His presence will be missed by athletes, administrators and colleagues alike.