Friday, October 3, 2008

Channel 7 reporter snags award

7NEWS reporter and colleague, Keith Swift, will in the month of November travel to Barbados. This trip will provide Swift with regional recognition as he will proudly receive a Sagicor Award. The Sagicor Awards recognize the efforts made by reporters to bring to light issues such as non-chronic communicable diseases. Channel 7 reports that, Keith won the award for a story he and camera man, Alex Ellis, did in September of 2007 about the plight of the then four-year-old Doris Staine. Doris was born with spina bifida – a disorder of the spinal cord which prevented her from walking. Doris had graduated from pre-school and was looking forward to primary school but three schools rejected her because of her condition.

Keith Swift will also receive a certificate of merit from UNICEF.

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