BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 6 – The President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), Anika Kentish has held talks with the General Secretary of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), Sonia Gill, on Monday.

ACM President Anika Kentish (left) and CBU Secretary General Sonia Gill

Kentish, the veteran Antiguan journalist and broadcaster, is the first woman to head the umbrella regional media body. She was elected unopposed at the ACM Biennial Assembly held in Barbados over the last weekend.

A statement issued followed the meeting, noted that the discussions focussed on continuing collaborative efforts of the two organisations including improving the capacity of Caribbean media to offer responsible coverage of children and youth, under a project supported by the UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Office, as well as expanding the reach of ACM’s previous work in climate change coverage, as highlighted during its recent IFEX-sponsored workshop in Barbados.

This year the CBU’s Annual General Assembly will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from August 13-15 under the theme “Building Resilience to Climate Change: Business, Technology and Content Options for Caribbean Media”.