Caribbean Press in jeopardy if editorial board budget not passed – Anthony
The future of the Caribbean Press is in jeopardy if the 2014 budget for a permanent editorial board is not passed, Culture Minister Frank Anthony has said.
Speaking yesterday at a press briefing during which he reviewed the ministry’s operations in 2013, Anthony said chances that the press would continue in operation if the budget was shot down were slim. “If we don’t get the money we will have to close the press down,” he reiterated, lamenting that it would be a tragic turn for the press.
The functioning of the Caribbean Press has been at the centre of controversy for the last year, following observations made by writer Ruel Johnson and a few others as regards its management.