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SIGNIS-Caribbean elects its new board
Barbados, September 12th, 2017 (SIGNIS-ALC) . In a fraternal atmosphere, the delegates of the diocesan communication entities of the Antilles, together with the organizations and media that integrate SIGNIS- Caribbean, elected their new directors for the period 2017-2020. The communicator Lucille Nathu was elected president, while Lisa Bhajan, Director of Trinity TV, was chosen as vice president; as secretary, the communicator Shelly Ann Hee Chung and as Treasurer, Faroz Abdoelrazak. The new directors committed themselves to take the necessary actions to respond to the challenges proposed in the Pastoral Letter of Communication and the Joint Communication Plan, with the participation of the various communication entities articulated in the Episcopal Conference of the Antilles. The election process was followed by Archbishop Jason Gordon, who decided not to integrate any role in the board, but who pledged to continue to accompany the new directors from his position of archbishop. The representatives of SIGNIS-ALC, Carlos Ferraro, María José Centurión and Sonia Navas, respectively President, Vice-President and Executive Secretary, congratulated the new managers and wished them many successes in their functions.
SIGNIS Carribean holds its general Assembly
Port au Prince, Trinidad and Tobago, September th, 2017 (SIGNIS ALC). The SIGNIS-Caribbean Annual General Meeting in Barbados has been held since 5 September. SIGNIS-Caribbean has members in 14 countries: Belize, Aruba / Curaçao, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent & Grenadines, Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Antigua / St Kitts Guadalupe, Bahamas and Jamaica. In addition, the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications, Living Water Community, the Caribbean Episcopal Conference, Camsel and Trinity TV attend the meeting. The Assembly began with a day of training for members of SIGNIS-Caribbean on communication issues and the identity and mission of Catholic communication, as well as on the work carried out by SIGNIS-ALC and SIGNIS-Caribbean. Carlos Ferraro, President of SIGNIS ALC, also presented a media education conference. The objective of this meeting is to strengthen a partnership between SIGNIS-ALC and the sub region of SIGNIS-Caribbean, and to define joint proposals and projects. The SIGNIS-Caribbean Assembly is attended by representatives of the various dioceses and communication organizations in the region, as well as special guests such as Carlos Ferraro, María José Centurión and Sonia Navas, respectively president, vice-president and executive secretary of SIGNIS- ALC. On September 7 and 8, the steering committee management reports will be known and approved, after which the new management will be chosen. Following its arrival in Trinidad and Tobago, the SIGNIS-ALC delegation held several working and camaraderie meetings with a number of SIGNIS-Caribbean partners, including members of the Living Water Community, a community lay people and consecrated priests. The community was founded by Rhonda Maingot in Trinidad and Tobago, and by Rose Jackman in Barbados. Later, they visited the Trinity Tv office, headed by Lisa Bhajan, a member of SIGNIS-ALC's board of directors.