Dominican Sports Journalist creating platform for young athletes and representing the region internationally

Sharome Burton (Photo via OECS News Room)
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This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Sharome Burton, a 23-year-old Dominican Sports Journalist gaining international exposure and using his voice and reporting platform to empower young athletes!

 

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a young man who tries to reflect virtue in my word and action.

I am currently a news and sports reporter/announcer at the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation – the national radio station on my island – where I’ve been employed for the past two-and-a-half years. I attained Associate’s degrees in Mass Communications & Political Science, and Mathematics & Biology at the State College in Dominica and I will be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Midwestern State University in Texas starting this spring.

I have a great love for natural sciences, sports and current world events and I believe in searching for constant self-improvement and being as well-rounded as possible. A few things that I think stand out about me are patience, consciousness, curiosity and the ability to listen – I could sometimes spend hours in discussion on any number of areas and it feels so natural. And no one’s ever accused me of not having a sense of humour.

Apart from reporting on sports, I am also active in road cycling and enjoy shore fishing, freediving, and visual arts in my free time.

Hard work and discipline is my mantra.

Sharome (right) engaged in photography class alongside fellow Young Reporter, Yao Bernard Adzorgenu of Togo (Photo via OECS News Room)

When did you first notice your inclination towards Sports?

I think I was first drawn to sports when I completed primary school, and I needed something to do during that summer before moving on to secondary school so I joined some friends at a Cricket Academy in Roseau. I wasn’t very active as a child before that and I was very determined to improve so it lit a spark in me to keep learning more about cricket (and many other sporting activities later on).

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