Local journalist to deliver 2018 George Odlum Memorial Lecture

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George Odlum

(SNO) — The Bro. George Odlum Memorial Committee and the George Odlum Family will stage the 4th Annual George Odlum Memorial Lecture on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Finance Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine, Castries, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Veteran journalist Earl Bousquet will deliver this year’s lecture.

Bousquet said: “Everything I am as a writer today stems from my first newspaper job, more than four decades ago, at The Crusader, with George Odlum. Between the joys and perils of my early offshore life and late introduction to life online, I grew my journalism with and next to Brother George. I got to know and understand George The Politician, George The Literary Luminary, George the Eternal Activist — and more than all of that George — The Crusader for All Causes.”

Earl Bousquet

Bousquet added: “The 2018 George Odlum Lecture will sew a thread through all those army greens, blue jeans and formal suits Bro. George wore, to present my own portrait of George The Writer – the daily writer of articles and editorials, weekly producer of Queek Quak and Cocky & Stocky, Editor -in-Chief and Publisher, Playwright and Poet, a real real-life example of what whoever meant by: ‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’ The lecture will be a simple and honest reflection of another notvery-much-known aspect of the multifaceted life of The Man Who Never Called That George!”

Odlum was a Saint Lucian politician who served as deputy prime minister and foreign minister. Odlum, who passed away in September 2003 at age 69, was also a former ambassador to the United Nations and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Trade.

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3 comments

  1. I am now learning about the Odlum family. I am married to Rodney H Odlum, we live in Peoria Arizona. I would like to communicate with any family members of the late George Odlum to get acquainted.

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  2. My ol' brother George; I hope the flame never stop burning. Friends from the original
    Methodist School, to SMC, to the U.K. where we both met Dr. Eric Williams at the West Indian
    Students Center and then in New York, Toronto and back home in St. Lucia. a Great Goalie as a Soccer
    player, a gentleman in every way and a most respected friend and so were his brothers and sisters.
    We both loved pretty Mildred but she had eyes on a most deserving career in the medical field and we
    both lost out, but I still love her wherever she may be. George's father was my well respected Barber
    also was Mr. Sweet Shave, what ever his name was. Good old St. Lucia, I will always love you'll. God bless.

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  3. Dead cat bounce?

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