Long-standing member of the Tobago media fraternity, Karl Cupid has died.
Cupid, 69, of Charlotteville, Tobago worked extensively with the Tobago News and later Newsday between 1984 up to his retirement in 2014.
Cupid died at the Mt Hope Hospitalon Thursday, after ailing for some time.
He was described as a journalist with integrity and standards.
In expressing condolences, his former media colleague and friend Eric Powder described him as a genuine human being.
“We had some memorable moments at Tobago News. A brilliant mind and objective thinker who always tried to advise and guide his younger media colleagues. If there’s one wish in Karl’s memory is for young journalists in Tobago to have reliable sources and verify information before printing of broadcasting. As Compton Delph had taught us, “If in doubt, leave out,” Powder said.
Reporter Kinnesha George-Harry who worked closely with Cupid for many years said he will be remembered for his work in the media, in which he became well-known and respected. She said Cupid and his pen were inseparable.
“He saw journalism as a continuing adventure for which he was always well prepared. He was a tremendous resource with an acute eye for news —the ultimate news reporter. His love for writing and reporting became his life’s work—one he pursued with passion, professionalism and commitment. To me, he was always a journalist. He was a loving spirit, he brought joy to the Tobago Bureau, yet with all the access he had to people in the many circles, he always remained a humble person. He would definitely be missed,” George-Harry said.
Cupid leaves to mourn his son Karlon Cupid.
Funeral arrangements are yet to be made.