the chronicleProprietor of The Chronicle newspaper, Frank Baron, has denied reports that the publication has been sold.

Speaking to DNO on Tuesday Baron stated that negotiations have only begun with several potential buyers.

“No, no, no …. we are negotiating,” he stressed.

The 90-year-old businessman said the reason for the newspaper being sold is for monetary purposes.

“The reason I want to sell it?” he stated when quizzed as to why he is selling one of the island’s oldest newspapers. “To make money….I want to make more money.”

He remained tight-lipped on the prospective buyers who he is in negotiations with.

The Chronicle was founded by Bishop Phillip Schelfhaut 1909 as the Dominica Chronicle, a bi-weekly publication.

It was eventually named The New Chronicle.

In 1996 The New Chronicle declared bankruptcy after a court judgement against it and was renamed “The Chronicle”

The newspaper is located in Wallhouse.