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The Nassau Guardian is 173

The first edition of The Nassau Guardian on November 23, 1844.

The Nassau Guardian celebrates its birthday today. The newspaper is 173 years old.

“It’s a pleasure to work at the paper with a great team and supportive owners who want us to be the best in the country,” said Brent Dean, Guardian general manager.

“I thank members of The Nassau Guardian’s team past and present for all their efforts over years to keep us vibrant, strong and relevant.”

The newspaper was founded during a slavery debate. Today, it is a group of companies which include The Nassau Guardian, The Freeport News, Star 106.5FM, Guardian Radio, Print Masters and a television partnership with Cable Bahamas called Our News.

“It is important to us that we produce acucarate, reliable information,” said Dean.

“The social media age has people confused about what is and is not true. The Guardian brand is reliable. We produce content you can trust.”

During the early 1990s a series of management changes began at the company. On January 20, 2002, and for the first time in more than 30 years, The Nassau Guardian was back in the hands of Bahamian owners. John Perry Jr. sold his majority state in the company to PanEd Investments Ltd. The principals of PanEd included Emanuel M. Alexiou, Anthony Ferguson and Colin Callender.

Ferguson took over as publisher/president in 2007 bringing on a new management team. Under his watch The Nassau Guardian became a multi-media operation branching into radio through Star 106.5FM, and television news in partnership with Cable Bahamas. Guardian Radio 96.9FM came later, becoming the first all-talk radio station in the country. These products make The Guardian group the most dynamic media organization in The Bahamas.

Alexiou currently serves as publisher.

“There is a desire at The Nassau Guardian to be the go-to source for news and information about The Bahamas,” said Dean.

“Our owners give us the resources to get the job done. We strive to ask the tough questions and to present quality stories about the lives of Bahamians and the issues and challenges they face.

“On this anniversary we thank our readers, listeners, viewers and advertisers for all their support. We pledge to keep our standards and to innovate, bringing you the best coverage of The Bahamas.”

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