Also paying tribute was CEO of CNMG Ken Ali, who said: "Journalist Keith Smith played a major role in reflecting and recording the modern Trinidad and Tobago society."Throughout his lengthy career, he remained the salt of the earth, steadfastly capturing the spirit and soul of our nation and consistently inspiring us to reach for higher and better."Keith Smith was one of the most important and relevant journalists of our generation. He influenced many media practitioners, including me."May he rest in peace, even as he undoubtedly undertakes another chapter of his illustrious career."