Jones P, a man for all media

Jones P Madeira received the Chaconia Medal (Gold) for public service and journalism at the National Awards ceremony on Republic Day, in a career that spans 50 years in print, radio, television and communications. PHOTO BY SUREASH CHOLAI

Jones P Madeira is not just the former editor in chief of two daily newspapers, or the man who was at the helm at TTT when the staff of the television station was taken hostage in the 1990 attempted coup by the Jamaat al Muslimeen in July 1990.

He was also a quiet figure behind a range of initiatives which expanded the reach and influence of radio and television both locally and regionally.

“I was part of a troika at the Caricom Secretariat in Guyana that led the way for greater…

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