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Javelle Frank, an announcer at the state-owned NBC Radio, died on Sunday, whilst undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

NBC Radio announced the death in a post on its Facebook page, saying:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mid-morning announcer and a cherished member of our team Ms Javelle Frank. The board of directors, management and staff of NBC Radio extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ms Frank.”

Sources in the know told iWitness News that Frank, a gospel artiste and former calypsonian, was unvaccinated against the viral illness, which has claimed 28 lives in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as of Saturday, Oct. 2.

iWitness News was further reliably informed that Frank was hospitalised as a consequence of her COVID-19 infection. 

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Frank is a former executive member of the Public Service Union, having served as public relations officer.

She was host of the “Joyful Praise” weekday mid-morning show on NBC Radio, which formed part of her on-air shift on the radio station.

As part of her Christian ministry, Frank used social media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp, to share her daily “Arise, Shine Devotion” and inspirational messages with her followers.

She spoke of her health challenges in an audio devotion shared with her followers via WhatsApp last Monday, Sept. 27.

In the audio recording, Frank said:

“I was unable to send it over the course of the week due to my weak state. My recovery is ongoing, all to the glory of God. And I thank God for my helpers; I thank God for those who stood in the gap for me through prayer and I thank God for those who said a word of encouragement, those who have called and for those who have been thinking about me and want to see me get back to good health. God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all I, Javelle Frank, can ever ask or think or imagine, according to the power that worketh in me and thank God, the power that worketh within me is his word… And he can find his word in me.”

In a WhatsApp message the following day, Tuesday, Sept. 28, Frank told her audience:

“There will be no Arise Morning Devotion until further notice. I apologise for any inconveniences this may cause. I covet your prayers at this time. God bless you.” 

Frank is the second media personality to die in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in just over a year. Her death follows that of Jerry S. George who died of a heart attack while hosting his show on Aug. 4, 2020.

6 replies on “Radio announcer dies whilst being treated for COVID”

  1. superstitious writing on the wall says:

    My sincere condolences to the family, friends of the deceased and NBC radio listeners of her show.

    *(Everything good comes from God and his only begotten son Jesus, the blond blue eyed one and everything bad comes from Satan the devil aka Beelzebub and those darm demons. Don’t cry, be sad or mourn for true believers or saints, be happy, throw a big party for them and don’t take the covid19 vaccine for it is Satan’s work, then you can join all the beloved and faithful covid19 dead soon to rejoice and dance a jig while on your way to heaven that place up above the clouds where there is peace, plenty angels and trumpet music and no taxes to pay. Hallelujah! Amen.)

    *with all due respect. we are all entitled to our opinions and beliefs, regardless of whether or not you agree with it. just like the covid19-deniers and anti covid19 vaccine people reserve the right to be.

    Consider that when you write your hate-mail.

  2. nancysauldemers says:

    I offer my condolences to Ms. Frank’s family members, friends, colleagues at NBC Radio, listeners of her mid-morning show “Joyful Praise,” followers of her “Arise Morning Devotion” and all others who will miss her and remember her. May she rest in peace.

  3. Jeremy , Jessica , Christine & Byron says:

    On behalf of her brother in Newfoundland Canada , we send our deepest condolences to his family back on the Island. Javelle was a Positive presence in our lives Presence in my sons life since we found her 15 yrs ago. Her strong faith in god and love for family was a shining light. To her daughters you mom spoke so proud of you each time we spoke. Keep your moms prayers for success in your lives, health and happiness. To the remainder of the family , we send our condolences and hugs , my you all feel peace in remembering the love and success in life you sister and daughter achieved. Our souls live on in our children, stay safe and achieve your goals in life as you mom did daily . Covid shows no mercy . Protect yourselves and children . Love from Carbonear Newfoundland, from our island to yours. Heaven is hearing a new songbird sing her phrases.

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