TV station permits on the cards

Government will be permitting other entities to apply for licences to operate television stations, as Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley says it is “wrong” to allow the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation to continue to operate as a monopoly.

“One of the areas in which our country has lagged seriously has been with respect to the audio-visual access that we have given to our people through the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation remaining a state monopoly,” Mottley said during a ceremony to rename Nation House the Harold Hoyte & Fred Gollop Media Complex yesterday.

 “We have committed to removing that because it is wrong, wrong, wrong,” she declared.