Interim political Leader of the newly formed Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Jack Warner, in response to the resignations at the Guardian newspaper said, “It was a sad day for democracy in this country”
Mr. Warner, a former Cabinet minister in the People’s Partnership Government, said he believes political interference at the daily newspaper was worse than it had ever been before.
“Worse than the days of the Patrick Manning administration’ he said.
Mr. Warner, who recently launched his own Sunshine weekly newspaper said “where there is one attack on a media house, all media houses are under threat.
Sunshine is printed by the Guardian Media Limited, and Warner complained that he had some anxiety yesterday when the newspaper, which was finished printing at 11 a.m., was only “released” some three hours late.
He said his attorney Om Lalla had to intervene on his behalf.
He said the back page lead story in the paper is headlined “Muzzle on Guardian”