Glowing Tributes for Tony Becca

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Glowing tributes from across Jamaica and the region continue to pour in for the late, iconic Jamaican journalist and sports analyst, Tony Becca.

Prominent personalities from the political and sporting fraternity are hailing Mr. Becca as one of the region’s finest.

Tony Becca died Thursday morning at Andrew’s Memorial Hospital in St. Andrew at the age of 78. He was a diabetic and was battling illness for many years.

Mr. Becca analyzed sports, and in particular West Indies cricket, for nearly 50-years. His last column was published last Sunday in the Gleaner newspaper where he commented on today’s election for the Presidency of the Jamaica Cricket Association.

Sports Minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says she’s deeply affected by Mr. Becca’s passing. The Sports Minister says she saw the veteran Journalist a few weeks ago and they had planned to meet again soon.

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An emotional former Prime Minister of Jamaica, PJ Patterson, told our news centre today that he’s shocked by Mr. Becca’s passing.

Mr. Patterson says Tony Becca was a devoted servant of West Indies Cricket.

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And Prominent Cricket Commentator and Barbadian Journalist, Andrew Mason, is also paying tribute to the man who enviably covered more than 150-Test matches.

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