Apr 25, 2017 News
Chairman of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Leslie Sobers, yesterday handed over, to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the advice for the new regulations to better enforce provisions of the
According to the Prime Minister’s office, Nagamootoo, who has the portfolio responsibility for broadcasting, is expected to complete the new regulations and lay them in the National Assembly.
Consultations on the broadcasting regulations started some time ago and have now been concluded.
The advice would be crucial as officials have pointed out a number of deficiencies in the past especially with regards to enforcement.
Attention is being paid to the GNBA and its activities as there were questions when the Bharrat Jagdeo administration in 2011 approved several radio and cable licences to close friends and associates.
Some of the frequencies even went to the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).
Several prominent media houses were overlooked, including Kaieteur News and Stabroek News, for radio licences.
The granting of those licences was done despite a standing agreement until new broadcast laws were in effect and an authority in place.
The approval by Jagdeo was done a few weeks before he ended his constitutional two terms in office.
Several broadcasters have since been found to be in breach of the current regulations.
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