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CAST 2021 has begun

The CAST (Communication for the Antilles Specialist Training) Programme, a comprehensive communications training programme, began with an orientation session on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

A total of 28 participants participated in the orientation, coming from Arch/dioceses of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC): the Dioceses of Willemstad, Curacao; St George’s-in-Grenada; Roseau, Dominica; St John’s-Basseterre, Antigua & Barbuda; Belize City and Belmopan, Belize; the Archdioceses of Castries, St Lucia; and Nassau, The Bahamas.

CAST will run for three years, each year taking in a new cycle of students. The aim of CAST is to create production resource pools to assist communication growth in the region. The programme focuses on training participants in four areas of communication: production (editing, camera operations) social media, audio, and print media.

Lisa Bhajan, President of Signis Caribbean said “The CAST programme is a fulfilment of our SIGNIS Caribbean vision for the development, strengthening and networking of Catholic communications in the region. It’s relevance and timeliness are reflected in the reliance on technology and Catholic media to keep the truth and hopeful message of the gospel alive during the pandemic.”

The first session, production, was hosted on the Zoom platform January 18. It was already reported by participants that the first session went exceptionally well as the information provided was extremely insightful.

For more information on this programme, please follow and like SIGNIS Caribbean on all socials @signiscaribbean (Facebook and Instagram).