Caribbean Net News reports that journalists from St Lucia, Puerto Rico and New York were recognized for their outstanding contributions to sustainable tourism development in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) announced its winners at an awards dinner in St Lucia on Sunday night. Journalism Excellence Awards went to Zodet Negrón of the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, Guyanese-American Colin Moore of the New York-based Caribbean-American Weekly; while Carmy Joseph of Helen Television System in St. Lucia received the Emerging Journalist Award.
Renowned pioneer of environmental television programming, Barbara Pyle, who served as Corporate Vice President of Environmental Policy for the Turner Broadcasting System and CNN’s Environment Editor, received the first CMEx Exemplar Award.
Barbara Pyle is a recognized Executive Producer and leading industry expert on the use of media and worldwide communications for television programming on critical global issues. She is perhaps best known as a producer of the environmentally themes cartoon Captain Planet. With a career spanning three decades, she is an innovative media strategist and award-winning film maker recognized for pioneering coverage of complex social and environmental issues.
For her body of work and humanitarian efforts, Barbara has received dozens of personal commendations including the world’s most prestigious environmental honor for lifetime achievement, the United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Prize. Usually reserved for scientists, she is the only member of the media to be named a Sasakawa Laureate. Barbara used the award to establish the Barbara Pyle Foundation.
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