PANCAP Champions for Change Relaunched

Rt Hon Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron President Caribbean Court of Justice
Sir Dennis Byron, President, Caribbean Court of Justice to deliver keynote address

Monday, September 4 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will relaunch the PANCAP Champions for Change initiative after an eleven-year hiatus.  The two-day event will be held from Tuesday, September 12 to Wednesday, September 13 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.  The keynote speaker will be the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice.  

Originally launched in 2004, the Forum will include a wide cross section of PANCAP members, partners and stakeholders engaged in discussions around the theme ‘Champions for change IV: ending AIDS by 2030’.  During the event, over fifteen (15) champions will be identified from among the participants, which include civil society organisations, National AIDS Programme Managers, faith leaders, academia, the private sector, youth, regional parliamentarians and other advocates for HIV awareness.  (more…)

Guyana Minister stresses need for high-quality broadcasting content in Region

MINISTER of Public Telecommunications, (Guyana), Catherine Hughes, has emphasised the need for consistency in the production of good-quality broadcasting content even as she called on the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) to critically assess where the industry is heading and assist the Region to chart a course towards reaping the economic benefits of its creativity.

Minister Hughes was at the time delivering the feature address at the CBU’s Annual General Assembly (AGM) which convened this week in Nassau, Bahamas. According to a release, top executives and other personnel of more than 22 media companies in the Caribbean are currently in Nassau participating in the event being held at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, under the theme, ‘Digital Developments in Caribbean Media.’ It commenced on Monday and will conclude on Thursday.

Minister Hughes delivered the feature address on the theme, and she emphasised the need for consistent production of good-quality content by broadcasters.

“As we transition from analogue to digital in all spheres, technology will drive more than content. It will drive competition, It will drive convergence, and context, it will drive communication, which channels are used and how we will all benefit collectively and commercially,” Minister Hughes said.

Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis, third from left and Minister Cathy Hughes (back row, third from left) with other officials at the CBU’s Annual General Meeting (Photo via Guyana Chronicle)
Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis, front row, third from left, and Minister Catherine Hughes (back row, third from left) with other officials at the CBU’s Annual General Assembly (Photo via Guyana Chronicle)

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