This year represents the 33rd General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), the region’s oldest and most prestigious association of broadcast media houses. A first for Grand Cayman, during August 29-30th, the Island will be host to approximately 50 members from television and radio stations from throughout the Caribbean as well as associate members from CNN and the BBC. The official opening ceremony, which will be hosted by government, takes place the evening on Aug. 28 at Pedro St. James (Pedro Castle). H.E. the Governor, Mr. Bruce Dinwiddy, will address the group during their opening ceremony. In addition, the Leader of Government Business, the Honourable McKeeva Bush, and the Minister responsible for Communications, the Honourable Linford Pierson, will say a few words to the visiting broadcast companies and their associate members. CBU member, CITN, is organising the weeklong programme of activities and meetings for the visiting media houses. The schedule will incorporate the opening ceremony, board of directors meeting and assembly meetings. The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism will treat the VIP guests to some popular land and sea tours. General Manager of CITN Mr. Mike Martin said, “We are looking forward to extending a warm welcome to CBU members and introducing them to our beautiful Islands. This event in not only important for the promotion of professional standards in broadcasting but also presents a great boast to Cayman, with media attention throughout the Caribbean and in parts of Europe and America.”
For more information, call Melissa Cole at Media Works (345) 949-1000 or email at [email protected].