Hubert Lawrence's ability to describe important moments in sport as “unrivalled”.


Scores of people, including scores of family and friends, gathered at the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Saturday to pay tribute to journalist and athletics analyst Hubert Lawrence at a Resurrection Mass celebration of his life.

Lawrence died on February 23 at his home in St. Catherine. He was 63 years old.

He was remembered as a kind person who achieved excellence in every area of ​​life to which he devoted his energy.

Lawrence's nephew, Kaream Lawrence, delivered the memorial service.

Sports Minister Olivia Grange also praised Hubert Lawrence on Saturday as a media pioneer whose ability to document important moments in sport, particularly athletics, was second to none.

Minister Grange led a delegation of government officials who attended the service. The delegation included Minister of State Juliet Cuthbert Flynn and Government Senator Abka Fitz-Henley.

Members of the track and field fraternity, including athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and MVP Track Club President Bruce James, also attended the thanksgiving service.

He was buried at Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in Spanish Town.

Lawrence was considered one of the leading athletics commentators and experts. His sudden death had sparked a flood of tributes, including from Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Mark Golding.