Clayton Clarke was honoured by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs for his oustanding work in on-line journalism. Clayton is a free-lance reporter with I 95.5FM radio station and Trinidad Guardian (Trinidad and Tobago). Clarke was one of five journalists honoured for their work in promoting positive youths in T and T.
He is also a Senior Carribean writer with the www.trackalerts.com, an on-line regional track and field magazine and a contributor to www.nevisaaa.com (St. Kitts/Nevis), the official track and field website of Nevis.
The Tobago native has been in the field of journalism since 2005. His first assignment was covering the Carifta Games in his home land that year. The 36 year old is a Level 3 Track and Field coach and has been a High School Mathematics teacher since 1995. He entered the journalism 'full-time' in 2008.
Clayton said he was suprised at receiving the award. "Actually, I didn't not even know I was considered. I was told (of the acknowledgment) the following day. I must thank God who has been my strength and guidance. I must also thank the many persons who have been and still are supporting me". He has been one of acknowledged track and field reporter in Trinidad and Tobago and has covered several Carifta Games up to this year in the Cayman Islands. He has also worked with KLAS Sports Radio (Jamaica) during the 2007 World Athletic Championships in Osaka, Japan and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China. The former athlete said he chose the field of journalism over teaching because he loves meeting people and travelling. He is currently preparing to do an undergraduate in Marketing and Mass Communication and hopes to own his own media company.
The awards ceremony took place on Friday 16th April, 2010 at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.
The other awardees were:
Astil Renn (CNC3-Sports)
Cherise Moe (Trinidad Guardian)
Aabida Allaham(Trinidad Express)