Barbados veteran journalist Harold Hoyte dies

Barbados veteran journalist and co-founder of the Nation Publishing company Harold Hoyte died on Sunday.

Hoyte who had a long and distinguished career in journalism moved to Canada where he worked at the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Telegram and editor of the Contrast.

He returned to his homeland in 1973 serving as editor in chief for 30 years. 

On Sunday, the Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers said his death has left a gaping hole in the media fraternity. 

“He was a colossus in the news information profession as a founder of the Nation Publishing Company Ltd., a mentor and coach to an array of journalists in this country. His intellectual acumen and fearlessness as a professional media goliath will remain etched in my mind and I have no doubt in the minds of us all.”