Tony Vanterpool has passed
Veteran journalist Tony Vanterpool is dead.
Vanterpool, 85, died early today at the Gentle Folks Nursing Home in Neils Plantation, St George where he was living for the past two months.
Vanterpool worked as a journalist at the Barbados Advocate and the Nation Publishing Co. Limited.
After he retired he continued to write the Sunday column Rocking Chair which appeared in EASY Magazine.
“His record was such that individuals, even in high office, knew he would faithfully report the facts, so they trusted him with their information, a critical, yet often ignored aspect of recent so-called “scoop” journalism,” said NATION?Editor Emeritus Harold Hoyte in his tribute.
He leaves to mourn his children Jackie, Kim, George, Terry, Barry and Maggie. (CM)