Harold Hoyte, 74, is the retired President and Editor-in-Chief of The Nation Newspaper in Barbados. He is now Editor Emeritus and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He has spent his entire life in journalism, both in Barbados where he began as a Copy Editor at the Advocate in 1959 and in Canada where he was a free-lance journalist with the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Telegram and Editor of Contrast for five years.
He was one of a number of Barbadian journalists who founded The Nation Newspaper in 1973 and was its first Board Chairman. He is a member of the Council of the University of the West Indies.
In 2003 Mr. Hoyte was bestowed with the Gold Crown of Merit by the Governor General of Barbados on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen of England, and in 2005 he was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the University of the West Indies.