CNMG/GISL consultations to be broadcast live

Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie says consultations to be held on state owned Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG) and Government Information Services Limited (GISL) will take place at CNMG headquarters.

Since taking office government says it has been looking at revamping both entities and possibly merging them in order to streamline operations. Cuffie said a recent tour of GISL informed him about the concerns employees had about the direction the company will be taken in, but said consultations would begin in November about both state-owned entities.

Cuffie told the media today at a Post Cabinet Media Briefing that the consultations will be broadcast live over the course of four days, and will allow for the public to call in, participate via the internet and social media and email to tell the government what it wants them to do.

He said while he had no figure on the cost of the execution of approach taken, current staff will be utilised and he doesn’t believe there will be any extra cost.

“I think it’s quite cost-effective actually,” Cuffie said, adding “I should tell you we will be seeking advertising support.”

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