Keeping focus, changing with the times
The first edition of the Trindad Guardian Newspaper was published in 1917. Between then and now the Trinidad Guardian and the Sunday Guardian newspapers habe been a reliable source of news (both local and internation) information and entertainment for our readers.
In 1955, the Guardian published its first radio-transmitted photograph, and by the 1960s had begun introducing colour. By 1985, the Guardian had moved from a pre-dominantly black and white publication to one full of lively colour images.
Since then we have been able to increase the number of colour pages to meet the demand of our advertisers and our readers alike. For the past several years the newspaper market in T&T has become increasingly competitive with two other mass circulation national newspapers, both tabloids, competing for the advertising dollar and striving to be relevant to the newspaper reading public.
The Guardian newspapers held out with their broadsheet size and format until November 11, 2002, when they transitioned in the distinctive G-size which the modern newspaper market demanded of us so as to satisfy the need to be more with the times and user friendly.
Throughout it all we have lived up to our core journalistic values inter alia of integrity and reliability and have satisfied the needs of our niche readership market thereby ensuring a good retune to our shareholders.
With the increased pace of life and consequent change lifestyle facilitated by readily available technology the reach of the newspaper has extended to a large overseas computer literate market who access the media electronically.
In keeping with the times and with a view to ensuring the best newspaper product quality, the Guardian newspaper will be printed on a new state of the art press and distributed from a central Trinidad location commencing January, 2008.
It gives me great pleasure to extend congratulations to the management and staff of our newspaper, to thank our advertisers and our readers and to wish he newspaper continuing success.
Dennis A Gurley
Chairman of the Board
Trinidad Publishing Co. Ltd