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Nation through the years

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Nation through the years

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Some of the most memorable headlines ripped from the pages of Barbados’ leading newspaper are on display at the Grand Salle of the Tom Adams Financial Centre.
The exhibition chronicles the Nation newspaper’s existence from 1973 when no assignment was too small or public figure too intimidating to be reflected in the Nation. The photo and visual exhibition, which began yesterday, forms part of the newspapers’ 40th anniversary celebrations.
It also reflects an exciting period when local journalism took on a new momentum with journalists jumping on planes at a moment’s notice or committing near illegal acts in the name of the public’s right to know.
Iconic newspaper covers of some of the biggest scoops, most memorable events and news stories which sparked national outcry or evoked high interest along with thought-provoking editorials are once again back in the public’s eye.
On hand to guide the students through the historical display yesterday were one of the founding members and the first News Editor of the Nation Newspapers, Charles Harding and Board Director of Nation Publishing, Wilfred Field.