Last update: 09-Dec-2013 11:13 pm
Monday, December 09, 2013
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Online
You are here
Matt to look at resignations
A discussion about the events leading to the resignation of the past Media Association of T&T (Matt) executive could be on the agenda of the newly-elected executive as early as tomorrow.
There were several resignations by the former Matt executive after conflicting reports regarding a T&T Guardian walkout on July 10. Former Matt interim committee member Lasana Liburd, speaking in a phone interview with the T&T Guardian yesterday, said that in a July 20 Matt meeting, members called for an investigation into the circumstances leading to the resignation en masse of several members of the previous executive.
Liburd said that in response, the then interim committee had said that that matter should be deferred, to be addressed by a duly elected executive team. However, newly-elected president Curtis Williams, speaking to the T&T Guardian on the matter yesterday, said a decision has not been taken on that matter. He said he was not speaking in his capacity as Matt president as the new executive is yet to meet. He said the executive is scheduled to meet tomorrow. He did confirm that someone raised the matter at the post-election meeting held on Saturday “in the presence of everyone.” Liburd said Williams was not present at the July 20 meeting.
Williams, along with CNC3’s Khamal Georges (vice-president), i95.5’s Akash Samaroo (secretary), Trinidad Express’ Carla Bridgelal (treasurer), Omatie Lyder (assistant secretary) and Richard Charan (floor member) and TV6’s Jabari Fraser (floor member) were elected to the new executive after Saturday's elections. Express and TV6 are subsidiaries of the Caribbean Communications Network parent company. Two of the three former interim members, Sunity Maharaj and Liburd, said Saturday’s elections went well. Faine Richards of TV6 was also a member of the interim committee. Liburd said “tidying up” the association’s constitution was among the first issues the executive may have to address. Asked if the association will address concerns raised by the International Press Institute (IPI) as it regards press freedom, Liburd said that it was something to be looked at going forward.
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff. Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option.
Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.