HomeBreaking NewsNominees for 35th NGC CBU Caribbean Media Awards Announced, Channel 5 Receives 25 Nominations

Nominees for 35th NGC CBU Caribbean Media Awards Announced, Channel 5 Receives 25 Nominations

Nominees for 35th NGC CBU Caribbean Media Awards Announced, Channel 5 Receives 25 Nominations

Nominations for the 35th Caribbean Media Awards were announced on Wednesday. Great Belize Productions, Channel 5, received twenty-five nominations—the most for a single outlet in the Caribbean Region.

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union said, “2024 continues to break records with the CBU Secretariat receiving four hundred and eighty-four (484) submissions for sixty-three (63) categories from a total of thirty-four (34) organisations representing thirteen (13) countries and territories in the Dutch, English, and Spanish Caribbean.”

The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) is the Title Sponsor.

Great Belize Productions was nominated in the following categories:

Best News Story: Digital

Best Investigative Report: Digital

Best Climate Change Investigative Report: Digital

Best Commercial Spot: TV

Best Public Service Spot: TV

Excellence in Environmental Reporting on Mangrove and Seagrass Beds: TV

Coverage of Healthy Nutrition Food Policy: TV

People’s Choice Award

Best Documentary: TV

Best Magazine Programme: TV

Best News Story: TV

Best Sports Story: TV

Best Investigative Report: TV

Best Entertainment Programme: TV

Best News Story on Poverty Reduction and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups: TV

Best Climate Change News Items: TV

Belize Climate Change Investigative Report: TV

Best Production on Land Degradation Neutrality: TV

Financial Literacy Journalism: TV

Health Education Journalism: TV

Best Social Media Content Creator

Best Videographer

Best Director TV

Best Producer TV

Best Sound Engineer TV

Channel 7 Belize was nominated in four categories: Best Documentary, Best News Item, Excellence in Environmental Reporting on Mangrove/Seagrass Beds and Belize Climate Change Investigative Report. Also from Belize, NVision LLP was nominated in the best documentary category.

This is the full list of nominations:

The CBU also shared that “there has also been an unprecedented response from the public to the People’s Choice Award nominees.  The twelve (12) entries in this category published on the CBU website www.caribroadcastunion.org attracted more than three thousand online votes altogether by the close of voting on June 1, 2024.”

According to the CBU, the top performing nominees are from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Belize. Leading the nominations is Jamaica’s RJRGLEANER Communications Group, with 29 nominations across its television, radio, and print services. Close behind is Trinidad & Tobago’s One Caribbean Media Group (OCM), securing 28 nominations across its print, television, and radio services.

The single outlet with the most nominations is Great Belize Productions Limited, with its television service, Channel 5, earning 25 nominations. Following is TTT Ltd, with 13 nominations.

Trinidad and Tobago had the highest number of nominated organisations, with eight outlets spanning television, print, radio, and digital media. Barbados followed with six locally based media organisations operating in radio, television, digital, and print services.

The 35th NGC CBU Caribbean Media Awards ceremony will take place at the Umaya Hotel in Placencia, Belize, on August 13, 2024. It will be broadcast on Channel 5.

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