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Nation ‘excited about the future’

Trevor Yearwood

Nation ‘excited about the future’

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THE NATION PUBLISHING COMPANY is looking to create “new and exciting products and services”.

Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Vivian-Anne Gittens delivered this message yesterday as the company marked its 41st anniversary with a service at Our Lady Queen of The Universe Catholic Church in Black Rock, St Michael.

Gittens pointed to the Nation’s efforts to galvanise Barbadians to be caring and generous to neighbours, with the Show Your Love: Stop The Violence campaign.

“In our work at the Nation, we are excited about the future. We plan to remain the definitive source of news and information for Barbadians, wherever they are.”

She added the company fully embraced advances in technology.

“We connect to our community. Our efforts are to improve continually the quality of life in Barbados and in our Caribbean region. Our emphasis is on quality and on reliability, and our focus is on creating new and exciting products and services for you.”

She also said the company would take to heart Catholic Bishop Jason Gordon’s call for it to reflect on God’s call for the medium, the purpose with which it had been entrusted.

Gordon had said that the company’s founders had intended it to be “an organ of social democracy, an organ to help the whole nation reflect on its future, and on its present by reflecting deeply on its past and by asking the hard questions and by speaking about the difficult issues of the day to ensure that we become a society where prejudice has no place, a society where all people are included, and a society where people experience what it is to be part of a vibrant democracy, where people can participate in forming the idea that will build their future”.

The service was attended by several members of the Nation’s staff, management and board of directors. (TY)