Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019. 1:30 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Belize took several awards this week at the Caribbean Media Awards presented during the 50th Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) General Assembly held in San Andres Island, Colombia.
A three-person judging panel judged some 121 entries in 17 categories that came from the 10 of the member entities in seven countries. Additionally, organizations such as UNESCO, UNICEF, Island Media, Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVCC) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) were also issuing awards for pieces dealing with specific issues.
Great Belize Productions won Best News Item category for its piece “Pok-Ta-Pok, an Ancient but Re-emerging Sport in Belize” and Best Commercial Spot for “The Belize Bank Ltd First Time Home Ownership Loans.” Belize also won top awards in the Disaster Resilience Climate Change and Golden Conch Shell categories.
According to the CBU, Belize and Jamaica dominated the awards, taking the majority of the awards between the two countries.
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