Fitz-Henley, 27, won for his series of investigative stories on the ‘dead babies scandal’ that shocked the nation last year and led to Dr Fenton Ferguson’s removal as health minister under the then Portia Simpson Miller-led administration.
His commitment to practising a style of journalism that aims to make Jamaica a better place has won Abka Fitz-Henley of Nationwide News Network first place in the 2015-2016 Jamaica Broilers Fair Play Awards of Excellence.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda is commending the country’s pig farmers for the strides being made in the industry, which have seen the country gain self-sufficiency in the production of pork, while reducing imports of meat.
He noted that the output of pork has grown by 22 per cent, moving from 6.3 million kilograms in 2003 to 7.7 million kg in 2015, with production peaking at 9.5 million kg in 2012.
Employees of Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) arrived for work on September 2 dressed in school uniforms, complete with ties, knapsacks, hair ornaments and shoes and socks - ready for a day of fun and gift-giving. And they had permission to do so.