Senior journalist Ryan Broome, who is also a television anchor with the State-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) now heads the Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM).
He was elected (centre seat, front row) to the post during the Annual General Meeting of BARJAM held on Sunday evening in the Annex of the Nation Publishing Company on Fontabelle, St Michael.
Even though this umbrella body is yet to do anything for plight of employees from Barbados’ oldest periodical, The Advocate. A newspaper plunged into uncertainty when the owner’s will is under dispute, now the late owner’s children and entities from other subsidiaries are contesting the method of sharing assets…
Others chosen to sit on the executive included Marlon Madden (Barbados Today), re-elected Treasurer, and Public Relations Consultant Deanzer Roberts re-elected as Public Relations Officer.
Also re-elected as Floor Members were two veteran journalists – Maria Bradshaw of the Nation Publishing and Trevor Thorpe of the CBC.
The remaining two floor members elected for the first time to any executive position with BARJAM are both young media practitioners – photographer Kemar Holder (Barbados Today) and Vonardo Corbin, a reporter with Starcom Network Inc.
If the umbrella body offers no hope for displaced colleagues, is there any point for BARJAM gathering? Meanwhile The Bajan Reporter assists comrades where feasible…