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A Major Caribbean Media Merger

Two media giants come together By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor #RJRGleaner Media Merger Here we were on the day before Jamaica’s August 6th celebration of it 53rd Independence Day, learning about the proposed merger of two of Jamaica’s oldest […]

Countdown to the Vote for a Caribbean Media Mega-Merger

Set-Up for a Showdown By Dr Marcia Forbes CJ Contributor The excited anticipation of the vote-count felt somewhat like national general elections in Jamaica. Would media entities RJR/Gleaner win out in their thrust to merge by securing the 75% shareholder […]

The Wider Context to Jamaica’s Big Media Merger

Local and Global Trends By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor As promised, here is another look at the proposed RJR/Gleaner merger. This announcement comes against the backdrop of a media landscape that is constantly evolving globally, regionally and locally. Media […]

Could a Major Caribbean Merger Mean the End for Caribbean Broadcasters?

By Dr Marcia Forbes CJ Contributor Secrecy Unfolded The build-up was impressive. There was great secrecy, a stage draped in ‘silk’ with silhouetted dancers and when the curtain fell, flashing lights and tech music. “We’re ready to take over the […]

What a Major Telecom Merger Means for the Caribbean

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Mergers the new Mantra Implications of the merger between Cable & Wireless and Columbus Communications are fraught with many nuances that only the most astute and those with a keen understanding of where the […]

Jamaica and The Future of Television

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Dwindling Audiences for TV The King is dead. Long live the King! I will get back to this. Free to air TV stations and cable operators, in particular hardwire cable, have reason to be […]

Irwin Stotzky: Haiti, Here We Go Again

Above: a girl stands in front of her home for persons displaced by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. (UN Photo: Logan Abassi) By Irwin Stotzky Op-Ed Contributor The news from Haiti is grim. Nineteen months after the devastating earthquake, the future […]


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