The Trinidad Express Newspapers
The Trinidad Express was founded in 1967 by a group of journalists who found themselves displaced when the British -owned “Daily Mirror” was brought out by foreign owners of the rival Guardian newspaper. They enlisted the help of a number of their country’s leading businessmen and on June 6 1967 the first paper rolled off the presses. The popular wisdom was that it would not have lasted three months but it not only lasted but prospered. Thirty-four years later it is now owned by its holding company, Caribbean Caribbean Network( CCN), which also owns the country’s leading television station TV 6 and has significant holdings in a number of Caribbean media houses.
The Nation Newspaper
A valued and distinguished institution now stands like a colossus astride our information landscape.” Professor Hilary Beckles, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. (Nation Newspaper, November 23, 1994)
Established in 1973, the Nation is Barbados’ most widely read newspaper with an average daily and Sunday circulation of 35,000 and 50,000 respectively. The first issue of the paper, then a weekly, was published on November 23, 1973. It started printing bi-weekly in 1977, introduced the Sunday Edition in 1979, and launched into daily printing in 1981.
Its authoritative news reporting and reliability of information have made the paper the most quoted in the Caribbean. Never afraid to be controversial, The Nation has an independent editorial policy, and fiercely defends Barbados and things ‘Bajan’. At the same time it has a reputation for very strong Caribbean coverage and full regional analysis.