Jerry D.M. Romain
|Jerry Romain, Pioneer Radio Broadcaster
||Jerome "Jerry" D.M. Romain was born on January 1st 1939 on Green Street
in St. George's, Grenada. He attended Primary and Secondary Schools as well
as the Teacher Training Institution.
He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the British Council in
London where he specialized in
Broadcasting. His performance at Training College resulted in an assignment
with the British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) where he served as Producer in the Caribbean
Service from 1973 until his recall to Grenada.
Locally, he joined the staff of the then Windward Islands Broadcasting
Service (WIBS) and rose from
Announcer to Program Director, in which role he served in St. Lucia for four
months and in St. Vincent & the Grenadines for a period of two years.
When WIBS folded up, the Windward Governments established their own radio
stations where he was
appointed Manager of Radio Grenada, a position he held until the
Revolutionary Government took control and detained him on grounds that he
was a counter revolutionary. When the interim Government took office,
Romain was re-instated to his public service position and was appointed as
Director of Government Information Service.
On retirement he served with Voice of Grenada Radio as Manager and later
with Meaningful Television. Romain is now freelancing and shares his time
with broadcasting an agricultural development.
We at Spiceislander.com will like to wish Mr. Romain a happy and healthy