Chatting CARICOM – Live Regional Television Talk Show launches tonight

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque will be the first guest when Chatting CARICOM,  a series of live regional television talk shows, is launched on Tuesday 25 April 2017, at 8:00 pm.

Chatting CARICOM, produced by the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) with support from the European Union, will be broadcast monthly on CMC’s regional cable TV channel, Carib Vision, and on a number of national television stations in CARICOM Member States, affiliated to CMC.  The programmes will also be Live Streamed on the CARICOM Face Book page - https://www.facebook.com/caricom.org and on the CARICOM Secretariat’s News Blog CARICOM Today – http://today.caricom.org/

This series, on the Regional Integration process, will include live public interaction via phone and social media.   See promo:

Logic of working together must continue – Ken Gordon

Mr. Ken Gordon
Mr. Ken Gordon (Photo via St. Lucia News Online)

(Montego Bay, Jamaica April 15, 2017)- Kenneth Gordon, veteran media mogul from Trinidad and Tobago, delivered a riveting and insightful lecture at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the UWI Western Jamaica Campus’ annual public lecture on 11 April, 2017.

Under the theme ‘Get It Together: The Role of Media In Caribbean Integration’, Mr. Gordon said, “the logic of working together must continue, as unlike 1961 when the Federal experiment was politically driven now the links are being driven between Caribbean People and their organisations. People who today know more about each other than they did 56 years ago”, shared Gordon.

The event which was chaired by President of the Western Jamaica Media Association, Janet Silvera, was also the avenue through which the book, ‘A Guide to One Caribbean’ was launched. This book contains information on 16 English Speaking Caribbean countries. The content includes: national symbols, Language, Geographic Location and more. A download of the entire book compiled by the final year Communication Analysis and Planning (CAP) class is available on the schools online news page at wjc.insider.com. (more…)

Caribbean states must combine resources, expertise – President Granger on first day of official visit to The Bahamas

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“We are a blessed Region. We are not some sort of monochromatic image to the rest of the world. I am convinced that if we can combine our talents and resources, we can offer a world class product.” – President David Granger
(March 2, 2017) President David Granger, who arrived in The Bahamas on an official visit, this afternoon said that much of the economic and unemployment problems facing the Region can be solved if Caribbean States work to combine their resources, talents and expertise. The Head of State made these remarks, during an interview with ZNS News of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, following a meeting with the Governor General of that country, Dame Marguerite Pindling.

Describing the visit as an economic mission, the President, who is accompanied by is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge, Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Noel Holder and Minister of Business, Mr. Dominic Gaskin, said that Guyana has the resources, while The Bahamas has the capital and successful tourism and financial sectors that lessons can be learnt from. He believes that combining these factors can mean economic benefit for both countries and that similar economic relations among other Caribbean States can bear similar fruit.

“We are talking about a world class community and we need to continue to work in the Caribbean Community to make better use of these resources… Much of what you need here in the Bahamas, I am sure can be produced in the mainland states [Guyana, Belize and Suriname],” he said.

Read more at: Ministry of the Presidency