Stanford’s newspaper in Antigua


Newspaper veteran HG Helps tells of his days working for Stanford’s newspaper in Antigua.

First off, no one in Antigua liked Stanford, something Helps originally thought odd.

“Stanford go on like a he own Antigua. He want everything and the Antiguan people no fi get nutten,” [said] one of my key friends.

Stanford bought the local newspaper to protect his investments by keeping the ruling party in power.

Stanford called to voice a concern that he had. “I have huge investments on this island and I cannot afford for the Government to change,” he told Daniel.

“I have been receiving complaints from the Government members that the Sun has not been co-operative and kind in highlighting the work of the Government and we need to do something about that”

When employees revolted, he fired them, including Helps, who sued and eventually collected.

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