ANSA McAL is the majority shareholder of publicly traded Guardian Media Limited. Guardian Media runs a multimedia operation with presence in print, radio, television, electronic billboards and digital media, making it the most comprehensive media company in the Caribbean.

Most of its operations are in Trinidad and Tobago, with the Guardian newspaper, CNC3 television, six radio stations, electronic billboards and an increasingly strong digital presence. More recently, Guardian Media also branched out to Guyana with the launch of Mix 90.1FM.

It has operational centres in Port-of-Spain, Chaguanas, San Fernando and Scarborough (Tobago), providing state of the art facilities for in-house and commercial tv, radio and print production. It also has radio studios and production facilities in Georgetown, Guyana.

Guardian Media was recently restructured to reflect the converging needs of today’s media operations and to make the most of digital media opportunities. Instead of platform-specific vertical divisions it now has a more dynamic and flexible structure focused on content, sales and operations.

  • Lucio Mesquita
    Managing Director of Guardian Media Ltd.
    Lucio Mesquita’s career spans over 30 years of local, national and international multimedia experience. In his native Brazil, he took up roles as reporter, producer, broadcaster and editor in print and radio before joining the BBC’s Brazilian Service in London in 1991. He soon moved into the heart of BBC World Service’s journalism, first at the main newsroom and later as producer and editor of flagship programmes such as Newshour and World Update. He returned to the Brazilian Service as its head at a time it was changing from a radio service to a major multimedia content provider. As head of the BBC World Service’s Americas and Europe region, he was responsible for the multimedia content of 10 language services, including its partnerships with US broadcasting organisations and the now extinct Caribbean Service. He went on to run the BBC’s local and regional services for the West of England, based in Bristol and responsible for television output for the BBC’s main channel, BBC1, as well as four local radio and web services. His last post with the BBC before moving to Trinidad and Tobago was as director of BBC Monitoring, the BBC’s unit responsible for the monitoring and analysis of open source media content from around the world, with over 600 people employed in the UK as well as bureaux in Europe, Asia and Africa.

A. Norman Sabga SECTOR HEAD

TATIL Building
11 Maraval Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad

Tel: (868) 223-2672 or
  (868) 225-6225
Fax: (868) 624-8753
Web: www.ansamcal.com

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