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The Nation Publishing Co. Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Martindale to the position of Executive Editor, effective immediately. 

She takes over the reins from former Editor-in-Chief Eric Smith, who retired at the end of last month.

Martindale is a seasoned, award-winning, career journalist, who has worked for the Nation Publishing for over 32 years. Since joining the company as an 18-year-old trainee reporter, she has worked her way through the ranks of the Nation’s Editorial Department, and made significant contributions to the evolution of the Nation News product in print, as well as across the multiple digital channels for content distribution.

In addition to her most recent past role of Managing Editor, Martindale has held various leadership positions in the company, including Sunday Sun Editor, Weekend Nation Editor, Online Editor and News Editor.

She is an alumna of City University in London, where she received a Master’s in communications policy studies, and Ryerson University in Canada, attained a Bachelor’s in journalism. The 50-year-old also completed online journalism certification from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, and is a proud past student of the Barbados Community College and the Alexandra School.

Throughout her career, Martindale has received several professional awards, including the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) Barbados Award, the PAHO Certificate of Merit Award, the United Nations Population Fund Caribbean Award, and various Nation awards for outstanding work.

As Executive Editor, she will be responsible for building and leading an integrated newsroom, fully equipped to deliver information effectively and seamlessly across print, radio and digital channels.

“I am excited about this new journey and what the opportunities and possibilities are for the future. The media landscape is changing and it is important that as the No. 1 media company in Barbados and a media leader in the region, we continue to advance the position of a credible, fearless and independent media, and remain relevant to our current and future audiences.

She added: “I am so proud to follow in the footsteps of my late father Neville Martindale, a former journalist who worked at both the Nation and Advocate newspapers. His tenacity, drive and determination to advance excellence in journalism have fuelled my passion for media and motivated me all my career.”

In announcing the new appointment, Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Group, Anthony Shaw, stated: “We are delighted to have Carol step into the lead role of Executive Editor. For many years, she has been at the forefront of quality journalism in Barbados and has influenced much advancement in our news products and team. She has developed a reputation for strong reporting, and was among the first to acknowledge and leverage advances in the digital environment to extend our reach and enhance our news delivery.

“She has also been an advocate for community focus and engagement. I have no doubt Carol will ensure the company continues to build on its legacy as the leading news source of Barbados,” he added. (PR)

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