(BARBADOS NATION) –The home of the Nation Publishing Co. Ltd on Fontabelle, St Michael, now has a new name.
It was renamed the Harold Hoyte and Fred Gollop Media Complex and unveiled in a ceremony earlier today.
Family of two of the founders of The Nation newspaper, management and staff were among those attending the ceremony.
Sir Fred’s widow Yvonne Lady Gollop, daughters Renee Kowlessar, Reissa Galt and Robyn Knight-Gollop were present. Harold Hoyte, who is ailing and unable to attend, was represented by his wife Noreen, sister Sheila Brewster, daughter Tracey, niece Paula and Major Allan Batson.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley gave the feature address while long-time NATION board member Grenville Phillips I spoke to the character of both Sir Fred and Hoyte through an abbreviated history of The Nation.
Also attending the event included Chief Executive Officer Anthony Shaw and members of the board of One Caribbean Media, former CEO Anne Gittens, David Ellis of Starcom Network, former Editors-in-Chief Roy Morris and Eric Smith, author of The Nation’s story Against The Odds Harry Mayers and retired journalist Al Gilkes
The event was streamed live via facebook on The Nation Barbados.