Ian Boyne has died.

Ian Boyne is dead

Veteran Journalist Ian Boyne is dead.

Mr. Boyne died this morning at the University Hospital of West Indies in St. Andrew.

Mr. Boyne was hospitalised earlier this month and was released shortly after.

He was host of Profile and Religious Hardtalk, aired on our sister station Television Jamaica (TVJ), as well as a columnist for the Sunday Gleaner.

In his early years, Ian Boyne worked with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), then known as the Agency for Public Information (API) in the seventies.

He also worked for various public sector agencies, serving the Government of Jamaica in the area of public information.

He returned to the JIS at the turn of the century and at the time of his death was the agency’s Deputy Executive Director. There, he hosted the agency’s interview programme, Issues and Answers.

Ian Boyne was perhaps best known as host of Television Jamaica’s long running  interview show, Profile, which started in the early 80s on the predecessor station, JBC TV, and for his weekly column in the Sunday Gleaner.

His interview with eight time Olympic Gold Medalist Usain Bolt is one of his most memorable on Profile.

A decade and a half ago, he was asked to host Religious Hardtalk, a new programme on RJR94 FM.

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Ian Boyne has been hospitalized

Update Dec. 7, 2017

DEPUTY chief executive officer of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Ian Boyne is out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies and is “recuperating well” in the Tony Thwaites Wing, JIS said in a release yesterday.


Boyne was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after falling ill.

“I am deeply touched by the outpouring of love from all sectors of the society,” Boyne is quoted as saying in the release, as he was updated on the concern expressed by Jamaicans at home and abroad on social media and through calls to JIS and radio stations.

The release said he was told that churches everywhere were in prayer for his recovery.

“I am grateful to God. I am a miracle,” he added as he reflected on the frightening experience.

Boyne stated that he has been seeing his doctors regularly and paying attention to his diet and exercise routine, and encourages everyone to do the same, the release said.

“And I am deeply moved to know that I am loved and appreciated by my colleagues, especially at JIS and in the media. Tell them I shall be back and doing more programmes and writing more articles in the near future with God’s help,” the veteran journalist said while asking the JIS to assure everyone that he is doing well.

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