GRENADIAN BROADCASTER "JERICHO" WILL BE MISSED!
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”