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Glowing tribute

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Glowing tribute

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CHARLES HARDING was a hard-working, exemplary journalist, and those attending his funeral service yesterday were assured his journalistic model will be remembered for years to come.

In his appreciation for the late journalist, close friend and former associate Stephen Brathwaite said his style inspired colleagues, informed readers and gave Harding immense satisfaction.

People from throughout the journalism fraternity filed into St Matthias Anglican Church to pay their last respects to a man who Brathwaite, a NATION director and one of the newspaper’s founders, said was “an integral part of the formation and development of the Nation Publishing Company as we know it today, the architect of the newspaper’s editorial policy memorandum and the mentor for several young journalists”.

Editor Emeritus of The Nation Publishing Co. Harold Hoyte (left) with his sister Sheila Brewster and his wife Noreen outside of St Matthias Church yesterday. 


Back in the early 1970s, Harding, a reporter at one newspaper, took the bold step to join a group of other young enterprising journalists so start the NATION newspaper. He was its first News Editor. (GC)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.