The closure of the Bermuda Sun is devastating to me but my primary concern is for the welfare of my team.
I work with a talented, loyal and exceptionally conscientious group of journalists and my priority over the coming weeks will be to help them to secure new jobs.
They all do terrific work and to be suddenly confronted with redundancy is a massive blow.
I’ve spent 24 years at the Bermuda Sun and it has been an honour and a privilege to edit the paper for the past 15 of those years.
We have always endeavoured to pursue truth, be fair and balanced in our coverage and provide a platform for diverse points of view.
If the legacy of the Bermuda Sun is that it helped raise the bar on journalistic standards, then we can look back with great pride.
I am grateful to my publisher Randy French for the opportunity of a lifetime; my heart goes out to all of my dear colleagues at the Sun; I thank the advertisers who have supported our paper over the years — and most of all, I thank the readers. You’ve carried us on an extraordinary journey and I sincerely hope the memories will be meaningful and lasting.