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Independence Day Message from the MASL

As our nation celebrates 34 years of Independence, the Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL) is mindful of the right to free expression that has been one of the guiding principles of our democracy. MASL takes this opportunity to wish all media workers of Saint Lucia, and Saint Lucian nationals in general, a happy, reflective independence anniversary celebration. Let us take time to focus on the journey that has brought us to where we are as a nation, and the strides that are still needed to take us to where we want to be.

MASL Expresses Concern over LPM Comments

MASL President Clinton Reynolds

Castries, February 11, 2012 -- The Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL) views, with disgust, a media release from the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) captioned “LPM Raises Questions About Alex Bousquet and DBS’s Commitment to Unbiased and Professional [sic] Journalism?” In the missive, circulated among the media on Monday, February 11, 2013, the political party launched a virulent attack on media workers in general, and in particular, the reporter and media organisation named in the release, over “the level of journalistic independence in the country,” claiming bias and unprofessionalism

MASL Official Launch This Weekend

Castries, November 26, 2012 -- The Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL) is getting ready to host its biggest event to date. On Saturday 1stDecember 2012, media workers will get an opportunity to let their hair down and celebrate the profession in which they work tirelessly and often go without due recognition or appreciation.

MASL Sets Membership Fees

The Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL) can now officially accept members, following the adoption of membership fees for general and associate members at MASL’s first official general meeting. Media workers, and future MASL members, joined the executive to take this and other crucial decisions at an Extraordinary Meeting, on 22nd April 2012 at Monroe College in Castries.

Following a vote among those present, a membership fee of $150 annually for Individual membership and a fee of $100 annually for Associate Membership of the Media Association of Saint Lucia, was adopted.

MASL Executive Meets Minister for Information and Broadcasting

(L-R) Richmond Felix (Secretary - MASL), Clinton Reynolds (President - MASL), Dr. James Fletcher (Minister for Information & Broadcasting), Delia Dolor (VP - MASL), Philip Dalsou (PS - Ministry for Information & Broadcasting)

(Castries, April 05, 2012): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. James Fletcher, has committed to regular dialogue between his office and the executive of the Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL). The Minister made the undertaking during an introductory meeting with the recently elected executive on Tuesday April 03.

MASL Training Workshop 19th March to 5th April 2012

The Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL) in partnership with the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) and the Government of Saint Lucia will host a number of training workshops from Monday 19th March to Thursday 5th April 2012.

Training Opportunity for News Room Staff and Media Managers

The Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL) will host a training workshop from Monday 19th March to Thursday 5th April 2012 which will be conducted by Nick Fillmore, Award-winning investigative reporter, founder of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). A news editor and producer with more than 20 years experience with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

First Executive of Media Association of Saint Lucia Elected

ACM President Wesley Gibbings with the first executive of MASL Clinton Reynolds - president, Delia Dolor - Vice President, Richmond Felix - Secretary, Glen Simon - Treasurer, Maria Fontenelle - Communications Officer and floor members Jerry George and Alisha Ally

Media workers have been enjoined to maintain momentum moving forward, following the election of an executive for the new Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL). The elections on Sunday February 12, 2012, saw the establishment of a new representative body for media workers after an almost year-long preparatory process.

The first executive of MASL comprises Clinton Reynolds - president, Delia Dolor - Vice President, Richmond Felix - Secretary, Glen Simon - Treasurer, Maria Fontenelle - Communications Officer and floor members Jerry George and Alisha Ally.

All is Set for Election of first Executive of the Media Association of Saint Lucia

Seventeen (17) media workers have accepted nominations to various positions on the first executive committee of the Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL).  These individuals will vie for the seven (7) executive positions when the MASL elections are held on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at Monroe College.  Some candidates have been nominated for more than one office, however, they can be elected to only one position.

The Nominations are coming in ...

The nominations are coming in for the election of the Executive Committee of the Media Association of Saint Lucia on12th February 2012. Remember the nomination process is open till 11:59PM on  Tuesday, January 31, 2012.  Register here and also ensure that you submit the names of your candidates.

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