Dated: 6th July 2018

The Trinidad & Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA) held their
Annual General Meeting yesterday and a new Board was elected to serve a two-year
term. Ms. Kiran Maharaj is at the helm as President alongside core executive officers
Nicholas Sabga as Vice President and Douglas Wilson as Treasurer. Other Executive
Board Members include Peter Ames, Lennox Toussaint, Christopher Peru, Andy
Sieupresad and Bernard Pantin.

Ms. Maharaj said that “succession planning is very important in the industry at this time
and urged members to encourage their middle management and other aspiring leaders
within their organizations to become more involved in the industry via the TTPBA’s subcommittees.”
Outgoing President Daren Lee Sing also echoed this sentiment saying that
“new blood is necessary for the continued growth of the industry.”
The TTPBA was formed in the early 1990’s and represents the largest cross-section of
media owners and managers and holds within its purview, several objectives.

The Trinidad & Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association
“Has a responsibility to protect and preserve the right of the people to know.
Holds within its portfolio the responsibility and undertaking to encourage
practices that will strengthen and maintain the broadcast and publishing industry
by improving industry standards through education and acknowledgement of
organizations and individuals who have contributed significantly to the industry.
Is instrumental in the creation of a legal framework and regulations by representing its members through discussion,
suggestions and objections with governmental and other agencies who impact on our media sphere
Exists to encourage an exchange of information among members that will assist the
Association in making decisions that affect the broadcast and publishing industry.”

Over the years, the Trinidad & Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association
has been successful in influencing several regulatory and legislative matters in the interest of the public