Trini Good Media was formed in December 2017 by Trinidadian journalists, Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo.
Franka, a former BBC journalist, was the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian’s Features Editor from 2012 to 2017. A known foodie, she writes the Cookup column for the Caribbean Airlines in-flight magazine, Caribbean Beat. Franka is also sought out as a moderator and commenter for open debates and panels. From September 2021, she started hosting T&T’s first radio food programme Around My Table.
Ardene is a popular voice on news and current affairs station i95.5 FM where she hosts the highly regarded talk show, the i95 Mandate. Ardene also moderates the station’s panel discussions on major events like the Budget and national elections. She has also hosted the television morning show Morning Edition on CCN T6.
They are both driven by telling stories that reflect the society and culture of T&T and its diaspora.
Trini Good Media’s first project is the podcast Talk Bout Us, which features stories from the worlds of arts & entertainment, lifestyle and sport.