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Trinidad & Tobago Publishers & Broadcasters Association
The TTPBA (Trinidad & Tobago Publishers & Broadcasters Association) was established in the early 1990s with the granting of Presidential licences to potential radio broadcasters to own and operate radio stations. As the Trinidad radio market grew and more radio stations came on the scene, owners and operators saw the need to come together with a view to sharing concerns, resolving issues and developing the media industry in a way that would be beneficial to all parties.
Objectives were formulated then and, with the incorporation of the TTPBA in October 2003, were formalised in its recently written constitution. The TTPBA is a non-profit organisation that is funded by its members. The media industry currently comprises approximately 40 radio stations, including one AM station, and 10 local television stations. Press has remained at three daily newspapers with several weeklies, and the public is treated to numerous foreign cable channels.
The TTPBA recognises the need to share information and ideas with its Caribbean media counterparts and so, in 2005, became an Associate Member of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU). The broadcast industry is regulated by a statutory body, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT). TATT has recently published, for public comment, A Broadcasting Code for the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago – A Consultative Document. The TTPBA has submitted its Position Document on the Broadcast Code to TATT.
The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM)
The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) is a network of journalists, media workers and media associations spanning the Caribbean Basin.
It was established in Barbados in 2001 and is currently headquartered in
Trinidad and Tobago, under serving President Wesley Gibbings.
Its membership includes media professionals and their representative organisations from countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dutch, Spanish and French-speaking Caribbean.
The ACM was established to:
• Collaborate with national media associations and related organisations in promoting professional and ethical standards, safeguarding and promoting the rights and privileges of the media in all Caribbean countries
• Respect and promote freedom of information, media freedom, and the independence of journalism
• Encourage the formation and strengthening of national groupings and associations
• Maintain and improve the professional status of its members and member associations
• Protect and advance the interests of journalists and media workers at the national and regional levels
• Facilitate the exchange of information about the media in the region
• Undertake educational programmes for the furtherance of the professional skills of journalists and media workers in the Caribbean region
• Promote greater understanding of media issues through research, seminars, and conferences
• Promote co-operation and collaboration among members
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$ 116.8 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications is responsible for coordinating Trinidad and Tobago's relations with foreign governments, as well as regional and international organizations. It seeks to create opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago in the field of foreign trade through the negotiation and monitoring of the relevant agreements and treaties.
NN24 is a next generation Nigerian media company that aims to bring high quality television news content to Nigerians and the world. NN24 has created an international network consisting of seasoned professional reporters bringing local news from all regions of Nigeria and international news from around the globe. With a strong affiliate partnership with CNN International, primary distribution platform DStv, a news content deal with Reuters and a multi-year advertising deal with Mediacom, NN24 aspires to be the leader in the Nigerian media industry for concise and reliable television news, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Infobae.com is the second on line medium with the highest traffic in Argentina. Since the year 2001 it’s been giving updated information all day long for a varied and generalist target, thus fulfilling their motto “to inform 24 hours a day at the very moment events happen”.
The site was born with Dos al Cubo, with the objective to “inform everything and for all ages”. The strategy designed by DAC and the content manager allowed Infobae.com to position itself as the second on line medium in the country.
The First Citizens Group
The First Citizens Group is one of the leading financial services groups in Trinidad and Tobago. It offers a full range of retail, corporate and merchant banking services as well as asset management, trustee and brokerage services. The Group is headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago and First Citizens Bank, which is the largest part of the Group, has an extensive retail branch network in Trinidad and Tobago with a large deployment of ATM and point of sale devices in both islands.
The First Citizens Group consists of:
- First Citizens Bank Limited
- First Citizens Asset Management Limited
- First Citizens Trustee Services Limited
- First Citizens (St. Lucia) Limited
- First Citizens Securities Trading Limited
- First Citizens Investment Services Limited
- First Citizens Investment Services (Barbados) Limited
- First Citizens Brokerage and Advisory Services Limited
One Caribbean Media Limited (OCM)
One Caribbean Media Limited (OCM) is the largest and most diversified media organisation in the Caribbean region with businesses in newspapers, radio, television, internet and new media. OCM operates in the following main Caribbean territories: Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia.
One Caribbean Media Limited was created in January 2006 from the merger of two of the region’s most distinguished and long-standing media enterprises, the Caribbean Communications Network Limited (CCN) Group in Trinidad & Tobago and the Nation Corporation (Nation) Group in Barbados.The OCM Group aspires to be the most credible and authoritative source of news, information and entertainment in and of the Caribbean and to take the leadership role in the development of the media industry by:
- Zealously guarding and promoting the freedom of the press/media
- Observing and promoting the highest professional standards
- Providing training and development opportunities for media personnel
GUARDIAN MEDIA LIMITED (GML)
Operating in the Press, Television, Radio and Online segments, GML’s brands include The Trinidad Guardian newspaper and CNC3 Television, as well as Radio brands - 95.1FM, Vibe 105, Sangeet 106.1, Aakash Vani 106.5, Slam 100.5 and 730AM. We also operate popular website & social media spaces for these brands online.
The Trinidad Guardian was first published on September 2nd, 1917 making it Trinidad and Tobago’s first and therefore oldest National Newspaper. Radio, Online and Television operations were subsequently added in the ten decades that followed.
Throughout the years, Guardian Media Limited remained guided by its vision to be the media solution of choice for advertisers and consumers alike. GML remains committed to the delivery of global quality products to customers as well as sustainable returns and growth to our shareholders, in an environment which fosters employee development and growth, innovation, excellence and world class customer service.
The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide.
Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau - Tourism Development Company Limited
From bringing together the most powerful leaders in the Western Hemisphere, to hosting the Commonwealth family of nations and British royalty, Trinidad and Tobago is reinventing the business of meetings in the Caribbean, delivering value and memorable experiences. Established in 2009 as a division of the Tourism Development Company, The Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau is a one-stop shop for meeting planners seeking independent information and assistance on hosting events. Providing unbiased and professional advice and support, the Convention Bureau acts as a liaison between meeting planners and its database of reputable suppliers.
For more information,
or email: email@example.com
Angostura is one of the Caribbean's leading rum producers with a superb collection of rum brands and is the world's market leader for bitters. These include: rum brands like Angostura® 1824, Angostura® 1919, Angostura® Single Barrel Reserve, White Oak, Forres Park Puncheon, Black Label, Royal Oak, Angostura® Reserva, Angostura® 5 year old, Angostura® 7 year old rum and; the Angostura ® aromatic bitters and a signature beverage Angostura® Lemon Lime and Bitters. Angostura® aromatic bitters is now celebrating 187 years since the first bottle was introduced to the world.
Besides being a Royal Warrant holder to the Queen of England for its Angostura® aromatic bitters, the company has successfully marketed its iconic bitters globally and has a geographic reach into 164 markets.
Many of our brands have been around for generations in Trinidad and Tobago, our core rum market. Angostura's international rums have won gold medals at many international competitions in the past decade and have been named 'the world's most awarded rum range' by the Rum Masters.
Atlantic is one of the world’s largest producers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). We are a four-train natural gas liquefaction facility located in Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago.
Atlantic operates and manages four LNG Trains, each owned by a group of members in its own holding Company. We receive natural gas from offshore fields north and east of Trinidad owned and operated by affiliates of Atlantic’s members and others. The natural gas is processed and liquefied in one of the four processing lines, or ‘trains’, at our facility. Combined, the four trains are capable of producing up to 100,000 cubic metres of LNG per day.
Our role in the global energy economy is significant. LNG is currently the only economical way to move natural gas from key production areas to importing countries. Trinidad and Tobago is the seventh largest LNG exporter in the world and Atlantic is responsible for processing approximately half of Trinidad and Tobago’s natural gas production. From our first cargo on May 1, 1999 we have loaded over 2400 cargoes of LNG bound for some 21 destinations around the world including Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, India, Korea and Japan.
Neal & Massy Group
The Neal & Massy Group is a conglomerate operating in the majority of the English speaking countries of the Caribbean. We have been in business for over 85 years.
The Neal & Massy Group operates across a wide spectrum of industries, offer a range of quality products and services and represent several international brands.
Hurriyet met its readers for the first time on May 11, 1948. Since that day, in becoming most widely read newspaper in Turkey, Hurriyet mirrors a diverse society and is the symbol of freedom of speech and independence of press. Today, Hurriyet has become the source of accurate reporting and honest news analysis for all Turkish-speaking people around the world. It is a free speech platform where diverse views are expressed in keeping with Core Values and Publishing Principles of Dogan Yayin Holding. Currently, Hurriyet has the largest staff of reporters and writers in Turkey and is supported by a wide news-gathering web via its regional agencies located in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya, and Trabzon. This journalistic network is comprised of 52 offices and 600 reporters located in Turkey and abroad, all affiliated with the Dogan News Agency, which works with the newspapers and TV stations owned by Dogan Yayin Holding.
Founded within the Dogan Yayin Holding conglomerate, Hurriyet's main enterprise is journalism. However, through its affiliated firms and partnerships both inside and outside of Turkey, Hurriyet is also active in other areas such as printing, Internet services, advertising, and classified ads. With a current readership reaching more than 2 million people a day, Hurriyet's average daily circulation was nearly 435,000 in 2011. In terms of both daily average net sales and advertising revenue, Hurriyet is the sector leader in Turkey.
Copa Holdings is a leading Latin American provider of airline passenger and cargo service through our two principal operating subsidiaries, Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia. Copa Airlines offers more than 280 daily scheduled flights among 63 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean from its Panama City hub. Copa Airlines provides passengers with access to flights to more than 120 other destinations through codeshare arrangements with the new United pursuant to which each airline places its name and flight designation code on the other's flights. Through its Panama City hub, Copa Airlines is able to consolidate passenger traffic from multiple points to serve each destination effectively.
Copa Airlines Colombia provides service to 10 cities in Colombia as well as international connectivity with Copa Airlines' Hub of the Americas through flights from Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin and Pereira. Additionally, Copa Airlines Colombia has international flights from Colombia to Panama City, Caracas, Cancun, Mexico City, Guayaquil, and Quito.
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own.
Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation.
Media 21 - the leading provider of audio visual technology in Trinidad and Tobago
Media 21 Ltd.,
21 Nizam St.,
Trinidad and Tobago
Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is the independent regulatory body responsible for the transformation of the telecommunications sector from a virtual monopoly to a competitive environment.
The Authority is responsible not only for the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector, but also for regulating both telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, managing spectrum and number resources, establishing equipment and service quality standards, setting guidelines to prevent anti-competitive practices and encouraging investment in order to facilitate the availability of affordable telecommunications and broadcasting services to all.
Flow is the dominant video service provider in Trinidad and since the purchase by Columbus Communications Inc., has grown its base to over 125‚000 subscribers. It is now the single largest video operator in the English-speaking Caribbean.
Flow is in year 3 of an aggressive 5 year US$160 million plant rebuild and system extension capital program. In September 2006, a new state of the art digital headend was completed and Flow launched over 100 additional audio and video channels.
Flow was also the key player in transforming the local broadband industry with the launch of its Broadband service. Flow ended the landline telephone monopoly with the launch of its landline telephone service thus becoming the only company in Trinidad to offer true broadband triple play services; video, broadband and landline telephone services.