Bridgetown, Barbados. May 13, 2019. It was with deep sadness that the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) fraternity learnt on Sunday of the death of outstanding veteran journalist and businessman, Harold Hoyte. Harold was the type of leader, colleague and friend anyone would need to have if they desired success in the media and communications industry. He was a friend, mentor and support to many of us in the fraternity in the Caribbean.

He had a brilliant journalistic mind which he used for the betterment of the region.

Through his leadership, mentorship and his kindness in the profession Harold touched many lives and accomplished a lot.

His work exceeded the proficiency of leading the Nation Newspaper as a strong journalistic publication and successful business and guided the fight for press freedom regionally and beyond.

While we were aware of his illness for more than a year we are saddened by the news of his passing and extend our sympathies, and those of our members across the Caribbean,to his immediate family, his work family and the Barbados people whom he served with distinction.

Gary Allen