Top journalists around the Caribbean are putting the fiinishing touches on their entries for the Caribbean Media Exchange`s (CMEx) biannual Journalism Awards, slated for Punta Cana Resort and Club, The Dominican Republic, May 15-19, 2003.
Editors, producers, writers and all other journalists were invited to submit their own, or colleagues` work for the awards which recognises their skills and talents in covering all aspects of sustainable tourism in the region. Contestants need not be at the conference itself.
Any work, dealing with the business or economic aspects of sustainable tourism, whether print, radio, television or even on-line, published up to April 1, 2003 is eligible, and any coverage of the CMEx III conference in Jamaica that has been forwarded to conference organizers will be entered automatically.
The deadline for submitting entries is April 2, 2003.
“The media of the Caribbean ought to be recognised more often for the integral role they play in educating people about important tourism and development issues,” said Lelei LeLaulu, president of Counterpart International, one of the main CMEx organisers.
CMEx has developed into the region`s premier conference on sustainable tourism education for local, regional and international journalists and editors. The conference is co-produced by Counterpart International, its Barbados-based partner, Counterpart Caribbean, Caribbean Hotel Association, Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism, Air Jamaica, Caribbean Hotel Association Charitable Trust (“Life Needs the Caribbean”), EarthVoice and the Caribbean Broadcasting Union.
CMEx IV is supported by Air Jamaica Express, Almond Beach Resorts, American Express, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Bay Gardens Hotel, Barbados Tourism Authority, Caribbean Star Airlines, Glamour Tours, Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club, Jamaica Pegasus, Punta Cana Resort and Club and Sandals Resorts International.