Candia Dames (in dark shades on Christie’s left) on May 2, election day recording questions given to then prime minister Perry Christie.
Nassau, Bahamas: The Bahamas will soon witness the collapse of another media empire. Breaking news have now confirmed that editor of the Bahama Journal Candia Dames has resigned from the Jones Communication Int’l Ltd. with immediate effect over the weekend. Ms. Dames who could not be reached for comment is reported to have tendered her resignation at The Bahama Journal/Love 97FM following the unceremonious dismissal of fellow reporter Paige Ferguson. Ms Ferguson was said to have left the organization in tears following a heated exchange in the newsroom between CEO Wendall Jones and some editorial staff members on Friday.
A source close to Colina has confirmed that some 10 staffers at the Jones Communications Ltd, are in talks with Nassau Guardian’s President Anthony Ferguson. The source has confirmed that Ms. Dames will join the new editorial team at the Nassau Guardian and its radio station 106.5FM. Dames declined an earlier offer at the Guardian back in 2005, however was said to have been continually sought after by the morning daily.
“We will clean out Jones, as we are aware that the network has groomed some of the best professional in the business.” A member of the Colina group noted. Bahamas Press reported the intention of Colina to ‘close down’ Jones Communications Ltd. earlier this year, following the resignations of veteran journalist Fredrick Sturrup and former VP of marketing and sales Ms. Buena Wright.
A March 30th article on Bahamas Press quoted a board member of Colina saying, “We are going after every skill we can find, we are determined to present to The Bahamas the best of the best in media, and to do this we want the best that is out there.â€ (See article: https://bahamaspress.com/?p=1113)
“These latest developments are just the beginning of things to come for the Jones Communications network.” The Colina executive told Bahamas Press over the weekend.