Broadcasting experts to hold public forum today
A team of experts from the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) will be engaging policy-makers and other key players of the broadcasting industry at a public forum to be hosted at the Regency Suites, Hadfield Street, Georgetown, today, to discuss broadcasting-related matters and share experiences among regulatory bodies. This forum is organised by the Office of the President in context of the implementation of the provisions of the Broadcast Act and the activities of the governing board of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA). TATT is the sister organisation of Guyana’s spectrum management frequency allocation regulatory body, National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU).
According to a GINA release, The Broadcasting Bill, which was passed into law in July 2011, speaks to a broadcast industry that is plural and open to fair competition. It also provides for the formation of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA).
The recently constituted body is chaired by former Human Services Minister and Attorney-at-Law, Bibi Shaddick and will include: Margo Boyce, Gerald Gouveia, Major General Rtd. Norman McLean, Dr. Dindyal Permaul, Sherwood Lowe and Charles Ramson Jr.
The governing board is statutorily tasked with licencing in the broadcast sector and ensuring compliance among broadcasters with the provisions of the Broadcast Act.