Glen Jackson On This Day

Police in St Vincent and the Grenadines around this time in March of 2006 was  offering EC$50,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those involved in the murder of Glen Jackson, press secretary to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.
Acting Commissioner of Police at the time Berthie Pompey said Jackson died of a single gunshot to the back. His naked body was found about 2 o’clock on a Monday afternoon, facedown in the backseat of his vehicle. The vehicle was parked at the roadside in Jackson’s upscale community of Cane Garden, in east Kingstown.
Police say he was last seen alive the day before (Sunday). The acting commissioner said the police they were working with several theories and were considering seeking help from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in the United States and the London-based Scotland Yard.
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves who on the Tuesday addressed the nation from Malaysia where he was  on an official visit, described the press secretary as a very talented all-round individuals and a strong supporter of the government.
“I mean who would want to kill Glen?” the Prime Minister asked.
Jackson was known as a chairperson for rallies staged by the Unity Labour Party (ULP) and the role he played in unseating the New Democratic Party (NDP) administration in the elections of 2001.
However, during the 90s, as a morning show host at the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC Radio), Jackson led a campaign against Cable and Wireless and what the Vincentian populace agreed were exorbitant rates.
He also led a campaign dubbed “Hands off Windward Islands’ Banana” against Latin American multinational corporations, Dole and Chiquita.
His company, Studio 99 is the main organiser of the National Carolling Competition, which began when Glen was an employee of the state-owned radio station.
Jackson ended his commercial media career shortly after the Ralph Gonsalves-led ULP won the 2001genreal elections and he was appointed Press Secretary to the Prime Minister.
He however made regular appearances as host of the pro-ULP “Shake-Up” interactive radio programme on WE FM 99.9.

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