by Donella Hosten
Media workers in Grenada celebrated Media Week this year under the theme “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.”
The week’s celebration commenced on Sunday, 19 June with a church service at the St George’s Methodist Church, where media workers read and interacted with the congregation.
The week’s activities included appearances by executive members of the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG), at different media houses including GIS Spice Mornings, GBN and Chit Chat.
The charity selected for this year was the Cadrona Home for the Aged in St Andrew. Media workers donated items such as adult pampers and toiletries, requested by the Matron of the Home. Two MWAG executive members presented the items on Thursday, 22 June.
MWAG’s President, Kern Mason said this is all part of giving back to the community, and what better way than to give back to the elderly, who have paved the way for the younger generations.
First Vice President, Curlan Campbell, stated that he believes this gives the media the opportunity to have closer ties with various communities.
Matron of the Cadrona Home, Mrs Vieann Persue, was excited that the Cadrona Home was selected by MWAG, and appeared very happy with the donations received. She said, “sometimes in this little corner here, we are forgotten.”
Friday’s activity at the Trade Centre Annex, sought to assist media workers on how to effectively and responsibly report on sensitive cases involving minors. Presenters for this session were Jicinta Alexis, Gender Analyst at the Ministry of Social Development and Shirley-Ann O’Neal from the Child Protection Authority.
Media Week 2017 came to a close on Sunday 25 June, as media workers partnered with the Marlmount Community Group at the Marlmount Estate, St David to host a Fun Day with a wide range of games, foods, music and dancing.