Sunday 5 July, 2020

Barbados Advocate owner, Sir Anthony Bryan has died

Sir Anthony Bryan (Source: Barbados Advocate IG)

Sir Anthony Bryan (Source: Barbados Advocate IG)

Sir Anthony T Bryan has passed away.

He was the publisher of The Barbados Advocate and owner of Barbados Broadcasting Service Ltd.

The Barbados Advocate is the oldest newspaper in Barbados.

According to the Barbados Advocate Instagram's page: 'Sir Anthony Bryan KA, CHB, GCM, JP,  passed away this afternoon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.'

In the National Honours for Independence Day 2017, as Barbados marked its 51st anniversary of independence, Sir Anthony received the accolade of Knight of St Andrew for his exceptional contribution to publishing, broadcasting and business, presenting a positive, balanced, credible view of Barbados.

Sir Anthony was a businessman and a family man. He spoke of God and even gifted staff members with what he called 'The Secret to Life' - a Bible. 

After the announcement of his knighthood in November 2017, at a small celebratory ceremony, speaking to how he achieved his success, Sir Anthony is quoted as saying: "I always ask God, in everything I go to do, to give me a sign that I may know that You are with me. If I don’t get that sign – I do not start.”

 

Sir Anthony also received the Gold Crown of Merit in 2001 and the Companion of Honour in 2016.

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