July 21, 2000

Maria Moors Cabot Prizes Go to Journalists for Excellence in Reporting on Latin America

Bio of Lloyd Williams

Lloyd Williams

Lloyd Williams, senior associate editor of The Gleaner Publications group in Kingston, Jamaica, is the premier investigative reporter in Jamaican journalism. He began his career in 1960 as a trainee with The Daily Gleaner, working as a reporter and copy editor at the newspaper until 1968. He has been an editor with the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation and an Information Specialist for the U.S. Information Service at the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica.

Williams rejoined The Gleaner in 1977, serving first as the news editor, then as assistant editor at The Gleaner Publications, with responsibility for The Star, a tabloid published by The Gleaner group. He served next as the assistant editor in charge of news and the publications editor in charge of The Gleaner's overseas publications. Williams freelanced from 1991 until 1999, then rejoined The Gleaner in 1999. Almost immediately upon rejoining The Gleaner last year, Williams wrote an important series about Colombian drug traffickers moving into Jamaica to take over the trans-shipment of drugs to the U.S.