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By Michael Bascombe

Anthony "Jericho" Greenidge
“Let’s pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.” That was the phrase I used in conversation with family and close friends for the past week as I monitored my colleague, friend, pal and what he termed the “tag team,” Anthony “Jericho,” “The Duke” Greenidge.

Informing my colleagues and the general public of the passing of my “tag partner” was one of the most difficult assignments I have had to undertake in recent times. I knew the information would take some time to be believe, and I wasn’t surprised when I received a call from a former classmate of Jericho questioning the authenticity of the alert.  I understood his feelings, but convinced him that it was true.

On Thursday October 6, I spoke to Jericho from his home in New York and we discussed many things including plans to “link-up” that weekend.  Like Jericho, I was excited to meet him to follow-up on some discussions we had about two months ago while in Grenada.

We shared sports information and traveled all over Grenada covering sports, especially basketball and track and field.   We teamed up a few years ago to attend the Junior CARIFTA Games.

And when I am not in Grenada, he sends me photographs of various sporting events.   His voice was familiar to the ears of spectators at the track and field stadium….”Results of event number….”

Jericho was like an extended arm of the Diaspora Information Network; and, among many things, he will be greatly missed.

The tributes continue to come in from many of his colleagues and listeners. The Management & Staff of WEE FM Radio have also issued a statement expressing sadness on his passing.

Bro, I will miss you!

“Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

“What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.”

“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”

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