The news of the passing of our dear Barry Randall has deeply saddened me and I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the bereaved family, friends, and colleagues.
I have known Barry since 2011 when I first ventured into the Caribbean. From then on, he has been one of my closest friends and he was a guardian angel to me.
Barry was regarded as a visionary leader by anyone who ever worked with him. His contribution to the field during his years of dedicated and selfless service were many and varied.
He has been the most renowned voice in the Caribbean. He took it upon himself to highlight and bring into the international media the concerns of the Caribbean community that has been marginalized by the late 80’s withdrawal of the United States from the Caribbean.
He fought the big fight for the small people. He was an honest man, a guardian of freedom of expression and truth.
His passing will leave a big dent in the field of journalism and in the lives of the people and he will be truly missed.
With my deepest sympathy,