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NGC 35th CBU Caribbean Media Awards – Announcement Of Nominees

In partnership with Title Sponsor of the 35th Caribbean Media Awards – The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) – the CBU is pleased to announce the list of nominees for this year’s competition.

2024 continues to break records with the CBU Secretariat receiving four hundred and eighty-four (484) submissions for sixty-three (63) categories from a total of thirty-four (34) organisations representing thirteen (13) countries and territories in the Dutch, English and Spanish Caribbean.

The support from the international development partners, regional organisations and commercial entities is also at an all-time high with eight (8) category sponsors recognising the returns of partnering with the CBU.

Returning sponsors this year include:

  • The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
  • The Healthy Caribbean Coalition and
  • Sagicor Financial Company Limited

And CBU is happy to welcome five (5) new category sponsors to the thirty-fifth edition of the Awards:

  • UNDP CariSECURE 2.0
  • The Caribbean Development Bank’s Basic Needs Trust Fund,
  • The Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean Division,
  • The Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management and
  • SAEDI Consulting Limited


Record Online Voting For People’s Choice Award

There has also been an unprecedented response from the public to the People’s Choice Award nominees.  The twelve (12) entries in this category published on the CBU website attracted more than three thousand online votes altogether by the close of voting on June 1, 2024.

Top Performing Nominees Are From Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, And Belize

In line with recent trends, the organisation with the largest number of nominations is the RJRGLEANER Communications Group from Jamaica, with twenty-nine (29) nominations across its television, radio and print services.

Close behind are the Trinidad & Tobago-based services of the One Caribbean Media Group (OCM) with twenty-eight (28) nominations from print, television, and radio services.

However, the single outlet with the highest number of nominations is Great Belize Productions Limited.  GBPL’s television service, Channel 5, garnered twenty-five (25) nominations.  Next in line is TTT Ltd, with thirteen (13) nominations.

The country or territory with the most nominated organisations was Trinidad and Tobago with eight (8) television, print, radio, and digital outlets.  This was followed by Barbados with six (6) locally based media organisations, operating radio, television, digital and print services.


Record Number Of First-Time Nominees

There were eight (8) organisations that earned their first ever nominations in the region’s premier media content competition, hailing from Barbados, Belize, the Cayman Islands, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

They included two (2) television services from Belize: NVision LLP and Channel 7; two (2) newspapers from Barbados, the digital-only publication Barbados Today and the Nation Newspaper.  Other first-time nominees were Cayman Islands Department of Communications, and three radio stations, The Wave, of St. Lucia and Hott 93 and TAJ 92.3, both based in Trinidad and Tobago.

CBU AGA 55 Conference Fee Waived For All Awards Nominees

The trophies will be presented to the Award winners at a Gala event to take place at the Umaya Hotel in Placencia, Belize on August 13, 2024.

And to assist those who want to attend the Awards Gala in person, the conference registration fee has been waived for all nominees in this year’s Awards competition.

All entrants who want to take up this offer, valued at USD 300 per person, should send the information about their nominated entries and request the conference fee discount code to be used on the CBU AGA 55 registration site

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