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From left are Gabriel Faria, Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Media Limited; Dennis Gurley, Chairman of Guardian Media Limited; Dr Anthony N Sabga, Chairman Emeritus of the ANSA McAL Group, and W Keith Welch, General Manager, ANSA McAL Limited.
Trinidad Publishing Company Limited has changed its name to Guardian Media Limited.
At a special shareholders’ meeting held at the Guardian Building in Port-of-Spain on 9th March 2010, the following resolution was passed: “That the name of the company be changed to Guardian Media Limited with immediate effect, subject to the approval of the Registrar of Companies.”
Chief Executive Officer Gabriel Faria described the name change as part of a corporate strategy aimed at aligning the name of the company with its current portfolio of businesses including the New Media, which reaches listeners, viewers and readers, including many thousands worldwide who log on to the Guardian’s web site.
The next step toward completing the process will be to notify the T&T Stock Exchange, the Securities Exchange Commission, and the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, Faria said.
He said the new name was an umbrella corporate brand, which covers the three media divisions. The change, Faria said, will not affect employees, or the brands of any of the Guardian Media Limited companies.
The Trinidad Guardian began publication in September 1917, making it by far the longest surviving daily newspaper in Trinidad and Tobago.
In 1998, the Trinidad Publishing Company Limited acquired the entities of the TBC Radio Network, which at that time comprised of four frequencies, 730 AM, 95.1 FM, 105.1 FM and 106.1 FM. In April 2006, 106.5FM became the fifth acquisition.
On 26th September, 2005, when CNC 3 Television went on air, the Trinidad Publishing Company Limited, became truly a multimedia group.
With the group comprising a major media presence in newspaper, radio and television markets, the name Trinidad Publishing Company Limited no longer thoroughly reflects the company’s operations.
Guardian Media Limited, which and builds on the strength of the Guardian brand, will effectively represent the new corporate identity.