Caribbean Broadcasting Union

Caribbean Broadcasting Union

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) founded in 1970 is a not-for-profit association of public service and commercial broadcasters in the Caribbean and its secretariat is based in Barbados. Beginning in the mid-1980s, the CBU created several regionally syndicated programmes including "CaribScope", "the Caribbean Newsline", the Caribbean News Review, "the Caribbean Business Weekly", Talk Caribbean, Riddim Express and "CaribVision" television news exchange among other programmes. These were some of the first television programmes to contribute to a nascent regional integration movement and enjoyed wide viewership, particularly CaribScope, a magazine containing arts, cultural and general interest features submitted by member stations. Leadership of the association is mainly rotated between representatives of the affiliated media houses. One June 9,200 the commercial operations of the CBU and the Caribbean News Agency (CANA) were merged into the Caribbean Media Corporation, also based in Barbados, which has carried on the business of television production begun by the CBU. The CBU's current mandate includes the facilitation of some broadcast services, representation, and training of the staff of member stations in support of a unified Caribbean community. It holds an Annual General Assembly (AGA) in one of the member nations every August. Member stations are drawn from the 15 member nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) (with the exception of Haiti), Suriname, the Netherland Antilles and Cuba.

Full Members


* Radio Anguilla



Antigua & Barbuda

*Antigua & Barbuda Broadcasting Service (ABS)

The Bahamas

*Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas


*Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation


*Broadcasting Corporation of Belize
*Great Belize Productions Ltd.


*Bermuda Broadcasting Co. Ltd.




*Dominica Broadcasting Corp.
*Marpin Television Co. Ltd.


*Grenada Broadcasting Corp.


*Guyana Television Broadcasting Co. Ltd.
*Guyana Broadcasting Corp.
*WRHM Television Service
*Viera Communications Ltd.


*CVM Television
*Jamaica Broadcasting Corp.
*Television Jamaica


*Radio Monserrat

aint Kitts & Nevis

*ZIZ Radio and Television

aint Lucia

*Helen Television System
*St. Lucia Broadcasting Corp.

aint Vincent & the Grenadines

*St. Vincent & the Grenadines Broadcasting Corporation


*Surinaamse Televisie Stichting
*ATV - Telesur

Trinidad and Tobago

*AVM Television
*Caribbean Communication Network - TV 6
*International Communication Network
*Trinidad Broadcasting Co. Ltd.
*Radio Turks & Caicos

Associate Members


*Canadian Broadcasting Corp.


*Cuban Radio and Television under the new constitution


*Societe Nationale de Radio Television Francaise D'Outre-mer


*Transtel CMBH


*Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC)
*The Creative Production & Training Centre Ltd.
*Independent Radio Co. Ltd.
*Radio Education Unit

The Netherlands

*Radio Nederland Wereldomroep


*Department of Information & Public Relations

Trinidad & Tobago

*Banyan Ltd.

United Kingdom

*British Broadcasting Corp.

United States

*Cable News Network
*National Association of Broadcasters
*Voice of America

United States Virgin Islands

*St. Thomas-St. John Cable Television

Non-member affiliates & associates

* North American National Broadcasters Association (NANBA)
* National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
* World Broadcasting Union (WBU)
* Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CWBA)
* Caribbean News Agency (CANA)
* European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
* Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU)
* Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)
* Union des Radiodiffusion et télévisions Nationales d'Afrique (URTNA)
* Organización de la Televisión Iberoamericana (OTI)
* Asociación Internacional de Radiodifusión (AIR)
* Canadian Broadcasting Association (CBA)

Previous presidents of the CBU

*1999 - 2002 Stewart Krohn
*1991 - 1999 Vic Fernandes
*1987 - 1991 J.A. Lester Spaulding
*1984 - 1987 Frits Pengel
*1980 - 1984 Terrence Holder
*1976 - 1980 Frits Pengel
*1975 - 1976 Ron Sanders
*1973 - 1975 Leo de Leon
*1970 - 1973 Ray Smith

See also

* Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC)

External links

* [ The CBU] - The Caribbean Broadcasting Union online
* [ NABA] - The North American Broadcasters Association


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