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‘OB’ lived and breathed journalism

By Vernon Khelawan, vkmoose@gmail.com

The world of local journalism and I daresay foreign, has lost yet another giant. Owen Baptiste or ‘OB’ as he was more journalistically known, passed away September 8 after more than eight decades on this earth.

Many plaudits, as expected, were showered upon OB on his death—his amazing journalistic career, his teaching of so many young, promising reporters and sub-editors over the years and over several newspapers and their layouts and magazine publishing—too much to list here. And of course, his years of teaching English in the Republic of China.

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