First Barbadian Newspaper with full colour
comics in 1977
The first Barbadian Company to stage night cricket-25th October 1980
The first company to stage the largest cycling event-Nation Fun Ride 1991
The first company to stage the largest walking event -Nation Fun Walk 1988
The first edition of THE NATION, with a projected pagination of 16 pages, ended up at 48 pages and a print run of 20 000, instead of the originally planned 10 000.
THE NATION was the first Barbadian newspaper with full colour comics (1977).
THE NATION, which provided extensive coverage of regional events, beginning with the pre-independence disturbances in Grenada in February 1974, was the first Barbadian newspaper to send a reporter and photographer to cover a cricket tour of England (1984).
THE NATION was the first Barbadian newspaper to fully computerise its operations (1995).
THE NATION, first published in November 1973, reached news-stands 243 years after the Barbados Gazette, the first newspaper to be published in the Caribbean.