via Trinidad Express
TV6 Deputy Head of News Carlisle Hinkson has resigned and reports are that he will be taking up duties soon as Head of News at the State-owned CNMG. Hinkson submitted his resignation on Friday, giving no reasons for his leaving.
CNMG recently fired Fazeer Mohammed, host of the morning talk show, First Up, citing cost-cutting measures as the reason.
Other personnel who have recently left TV6 to take up lucrative jobs with the Government include reporter Sasha Mohammed, who is now a special advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office, while another reporter, Keisha David, is a Communications Specialist in the Office of the Prime Minister. Former broadcast journalist assistant Jameila Alexander also joined the Office of the Prime Minister as a Communications Officer.
And at the Ministry of Education, Yolanda Morales, who read the Latin News Minute on the nightly TV6 News, is now a Communications Specialist while Alicia Busby is employed as a Communications Management advisor there.
Commenting on the departures from his station, TV6 Head of News Dominic Kalipersad said: “I note the State agencies that are luring staff from TV6. If this is an attempt to weaken TV6 because of our strength, I want to say TV6 will always remain strong. Is this the type of press freedom that the Prime Minister is talking about?”