Hearing that the Bermuda Sun was folding last week felt like losing an old friend.
The paper gave me a fantastic opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful countries in the world for seven years.
I have great memories of the many fascinating people and stories we covered, but also of the many characters I worked with over the years.
I am sad and really sorry for the great friends and talented reporters and editors that are losing their jobs, but also sad for the country to lose a paper that was noted for its commitment to fair, honest and balanced reporting on the difficult and often controversial issues Bermuda faces.
I believe the Sun earned its reputation as the people’s paper and got under the skin of the community in a way that others did not.
Hopefully someone will step up to fill the huge void that this leaves in the island’s media world.
Former Bermuda Sun senior journalist, now with the Cayman Compass