Who is MATT?

MATT is the representative organisation of all media workers who operate in public and private media companies in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  The current executive was appointed in September 2006.


  1. i was listening on april 19th, on I95.5 fm radio – Showdown with George Joseph. I was unable to get through to state that the reason the journalists were not that assertive is i dont think any of them knew THE PURPOSE OF THE SUMMIT, OR THE CONCEPT. They had nothing to ask of importance. also, their jobs did not depend on them asking a question, if there was an incentive towards getting a question in, they would have done more to be heard. Mr. Hopkinson, what do you have to offer people who become members of your association, what i mean is after the training class, do you have resources to help your members, could they call on you for assistance, would you provide them to future news worthy events, locally or internationally, what makes your members feel as though getting a certificate of continuing education is a necessity. do you sit with the employers and guarantee them that they financial situation will be a tax deduction? you have to offer something to get something. i think you have more work to do on your part also, more knowledge is needed on your behalf to be ahead of the journalism game. it is not an easy career these days. i am grateful that this issue was addressed and i think you need to be on the air more making offers to journalists and giving them a reason to become members. you could do more than you are doing, and since it is pertaining to education/information you will succeed. take that leap of faith. thanks for being there.

  2. I would like to know who are considered Media Workers? Am I to believe that only Journalists and News Reporters are Media Workers or are those who are associated with the publishing of the news presented by these reporters also Media Workers? I am concerned that persons who works in the print media as newspaper layout operators are not considered Media Workers. Please shed some light on this matter. Thank You.

  3. I would like to bring to your attention my critical documentary feature book TV VIOLENCE IS KILLING YOU!

  4. I would like to bring to your attention my critical documentary feature book TV VIOLENCE IS KILLING YOU!
    OUR CRIME SCHOOLS and ask journalists to explore this very serious issue. It is available at UWI Bookstore,st Augustine or cheaper from me. See email above.
    I am on my third edition since it seems to be hitting a nerve. Not only have psychologists etc linked TV violence viewing directly to crime in the USA ( see book ) but it also stokes consumerism and steals our identities,money and cultures. But are the authorities listening ? We cannot afford all this death.

    marina ama omowale maxwell

  5. I am currently conducting research and I am unable to find a complete list of media in T&T – including the number of radio stations etc. I assumed that this type of information would be readily available on MATT’s website. But my search indicates that the site is very limited in what it covers and has not been updated for a few years. Media practitioners I asked could not supply me with this information as there is no central agency that monitors and documents basic media data which can be accessed by the public. An umbrella body such as MATT should consider providing such a service.

  6. MATT needs to start monitoring its members responsible for publishing items such as the Trinidad Express readers comments on just about every article. These comments usually are filled with racist smut, profanity, rumour mongering amongst other things. The views of a few of the commentors are perpetuating hate and disharmony among readers and the rest of our nation. The comments usually stray far from the topic at hand and highlight the views of extremist within society giving the impression that trinbagonians are a violent/profane/vulgar/racist/bigotted/ignorant/uneducated bunch of caveman wishing the extermination of every other sect in society who do not agree with their views. MATT needs to be more vigilant as to these issues and implement some Quality Control for its members in order to produce a better product for the comsumer and for the nation on the whole.

  7. I am interested in studying Broadcast Journalism in Trinidad but do not know of any schools or college where i can do such. Please help me to find a college where I can pursue my dream career. Thank You.

  8. Hi I was just wondering where your contact information is located on the site (here) as I am trying to get in contact with anyone from this organization concerning the procedure to become accredited. The site listed above does extensive work with local and regional musicians and artistes and we are wondering how to become recognized. Please contact me either at the website listed above, my personal e-mail address or my phone number7046747 @ anytime.

  9. Hello ,

    I represent the boaters directory and eventually we willbe producing a bi monthly magazine called the boca .

    I am interested in becoming a member could you send me the details.




    I would like more data SINCE 2007 on MATT > Please contact me at marinaomaxwell@yahoo.com asap. Thanks.

    Dr marina ama omowale maxwel Phd

  12. Good afternoon

    Where can I find local statistics for newspaper circulation and/or for audience size re radio.

  13. Hello, I would like to issue an urgent complaint against a anti-discrimination policy for a leading newspaper in Trinidad & Tobago, can someone please provide me information on when and where I can file in this complaint, it is of urgent importance and revolves around the topic of homophobia and slander.


  14. May I simply say what a comfort to find somebody who actually knows what they are talking about on the net.
    You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it
    important. A lot more people should read this and understand this side of your story.
    I can’t believe you’re not more popular since you certainly possess the gift.

  15. I was appalled to view last night wed sep 4 a tv programme host inviting comments from the viewing public while making extremely derogatory comments on the govt ministers on whom he invited the atrocious comments,
    It is a sad day for journalism and a sad day for Matt if you do not act on this
    I as a past teacher shudder to think that our children are seeing that this is an accepted way to comment on the performance of our elected leaders if we think they are substandard performers
    Commenting on ones physical appearance and ridiculingly asking which minister is worserer or worsest could not be acceptable to your PROFESSIONAL organization

    I will be awaiting Matt’s handling of this

  16. Hi there ,
    I am wroking for Press Club Brussels Europe which hold the presidency of European Press Club Federation. We would like to get in contact with the Journalist Association of Trinidad and Tobago.


  17. Can a caricom memeber register or become a member of this association and what are the necessary procedures to do so

  18. Hi! I’ve been following your web site for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you
    a shout out from Houston Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the excellent work!

  19. I am a media worker in tnt and want to know How I could become a member of MATT

  20. I would like MAAT’s help with a publisher/Peepal Tree Press UK who are selling all my books online/across the world with NO ROYALTIES OR REPORTS since end of the nineties and I cannot get them to stop. See for e.g. WorldCatIdentities libraries and listings…AbeBooks.Amazon.com etc etc. please advise and what you can do about it and who else can. WRITERS BEWARE / /thanks /dr marina ama omowale Maxwell Author,Founder of Writers Union of Trinidad & Tobago. email marinaomaxwell@gmail.com

  21. NO REPLY FROM MAAT RE MINE OF 3/27/17????????marina ama omowale maxwell author being ripped off by publisher. Or is MAAT NOT INTERESTED IN WRITERS PROBLEMS ??????????

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MATT is the representative organisation of all media workers who operate in public and private media companies in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  The current executive was appointed in September 2006.


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