By: Editorial Staff
Two key editors at the Antigua Sun newspaper were fired, several weeks after a dispute with the Texan owner of the publication over a story that was withheld two days before the March 9 elections, according to The Associated Press.
Chief editor Louis Daniel and chief sub-editor Horace Helps were told of their dismissal on March 31, in a letter from Mona S. Quintyne, the paper’s human resources director.
Daniel and Helps were among newspaper staffers who staged a sickout to protest the story being held, which included comments from opposition political leaders criticizing Prime Minister Lester Bird. Allen Stanford, the owner and publisher of the Sun, and Bird are political allies. The Caribbean Media Workers Association has condemned the action, accusing Stanford of trying to muzzle the media and that not publishing the article was censorship.
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