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Tribune Publisher 'An Inspiration'

FORMER Tribune publisher the late Sir Etienne Dupuch has been recognised as the world's longest serving editor after a 54-year career, and his daughter Eileen Carron is following in his footsteps as she enters her 50th year in the profession. After returning from university in 1962, Mrs Carron became The Tribune's assistant editor, taking up the posts of managing editor and publisher in 1972. Throughout Mrs Carron's accomplished career, she has been presented with numerous awards for her contribution to not only Bahamian journalism, but to the progress of the country. She was the second Bahamian woman lawyer to be called to the Bahamas Bar, the second Bahamian woman publisher/editor of a news publication and the first Bahamian woman to pilot a plane. Earlier this month, the International Press Institute (IPI) announced they would be honouring Sir Etienne posthumously as the world's longest serving editor. The award will be presented at the IPI World Congress 2012 to be held in Trinidad and Tobago in June. In a letter from the IPI, commendations were also given to Mrs Carron for her "never-ending commitment to free press and the highest journalistic standards". The IPI noted that Mrs Carron is not only "a courageous and fearless journalist, but also as a wife, mother, lawyer and pilot." "You are truly an inspiration to women all over the world and IPI is proud to count you as one of its members and supporters these many years," the letter said.

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