Broadcast bill intended to break PPP/C’s ‘shackles’ on the airwaves – Harmon

Minister of State Joseph Harmon last week Thursday regaled the National Assembly with an account of how a former PPP/C administration hijacked the national airwaves by granting licences to family, friends and political allies but at least one of the broadcasters mentioned was unimpressed with his presentation.

Harmon told the House during the debate of the Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill that the previous administration operated with a mindset that the airwaves belonged to the PPP/C and was to be distributed among its supporters.

Against this background, he stressed that the bill’s requirement that all radio and television broadcasters apply for licences within 30 days of the changes coming into force or face immediate closure of their operations was not about taking away anything but about “breaking the shackles on freedom of expression and giving people a choice of content to listen to.”….


Top CAPE performers as released by the Ministry of Education

Several candidates recorded outstanding performances at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

Embankment road for improvement between Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge

 Geometric improvements will be carried out on the East Coast Railway Embankment Road come September for smoother traffic flow.

GRA seizes over 10,000 lbs smuggled chicken

Swift action by the Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) aided in the removal of a large quantity of seized foreign chicken from two separate cold storage facilities in the Berbice area after it was discovered that the commodities were unlawfully being disposed of, the GRA said today.

Muslim divorce law “unconstitutional”, rules India’s top court

Farha Faiz, a lawyer, speaks with the media after a verdict for the controversial Muslim quick divorce law outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India August 22, 2017.  

Patriots clinch playoff place

Defeat Tallawahs by 37 runs Chris Gayle, playing in his 50th CPL match, produced his 63rd T20 fifty as St Kitts & Nevis Patriots cruised past Jamaica Tallawahs by 37 runs to guarantee a place in the playoffs for the first time in their three-year history.

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