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Caribbean Today's publisher gets lifetime achievement award

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Sep 2006
Miami, FL
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Newspapers, Writers, Awards & honors, South Florida, Web sites, Webley, Peter
Peter Webley, publisher of the South Florida monthly newspaper, Caribbean Today, has been selected as a recipient of the Caribbean Peer Awards Life Time Achievement Award for 2006. Webley was among four awardees, all Caribbean nationals, who were honored for their sterling contribution to the growth and ongoing development of Caribbean media in the area of sales, marketing and advertising. The other awardees include: Ken Gordon, of Trinidad and Tobago; and Lester Spaulding and Neville Blythe, both well-known Jamaican media personnel. Described as one of the pioneers of Caribbean news publishing in South Florida, Webley launched the Caribbean monthly newspaper in Dec. 1989. As the Caribbean diaspora began to grow in the early 1980s in this region, Webley told JIS News that he saw a need for greater and better news coverage of the Caribbean region and of the nationals here in Florida.