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A decision by the then President Bharrat Jagdeo to issue a number of radio licences days before the November 28, 2011 General and Regional Elections has been described as an act that saw the then head of state giving more gifts to his friends and cronies.The Jagdeo government mysteriously and inexplicably refused to grant licences to many entities that had applied long before all of those now granted. Among those with applications dating back a long time were Kaieteur News and Stabroek News.In his last days in office,Cheap Jerseys From China, Jagdeo announced that he was going to liberalise radio. The only radio was the state-owned NCN which operates on five frequencies. Less than a week before he left office, Jagdeo announced 10 new licencees. He was reported as saying that the licences were granted from 55 applications that had been on file.The method of selection was never disclosed and even to date no one knows all of the 10 that was granted.When questioned just before he left office, Jagdeo said that he was keeping a promise he made. He referred questions about the names of the 10 to Dr. Roger Luncheon.In turn,cheap jerseys from china, Luncheon identified Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop, Jagdeo’s best friend, Maxwell Thom who owned Wireless Connection, Rudy Grant, TelCorp, Alfro Alphonso in Region Two and Rockliffe Christie in New Amsterdam.He promised to release the other names later. He never did.Last week Ramroop’s station went on air, the first of the 10 to do so.The remaining 45 applicants had already been told that their applications were being scrapped and that they should apply all over again with new business plans.Two of the former applicants say that this is unfair and that they have no intention of applying again. Instead, they want the newly appointed President Donald Ramotar to revisit the issue and to deal fairly with everyone.Publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall, said that he was not happy when he was ignored for a radio licence. He said that the only reason Jagdeo could give for bypassing him is because of Kaieteur News’s exposure of the corruption that became rampant during Jagdeo’s tenure.He said that he will not sit back and accept this situation.“I will never allow people who had no prior involvement in media or Johnny Come Lately being given radio licences before those who had applications in the system, among them Kaieteur News, years earlier.”He said that he finds the award of these licences not only unacceptable but also dishonest and disrespectful to those he ignored. “This is more an insult, not only to Kaieteur News,Marshon Lattimore Jersey, but also to the people of this country. I will not take it lightly. I will not allow this situation to slide. I will fight this issue to the end.Imagine denying applications to Stabroek News and Kaieteur News but granting licences to Guyana Times and to Wireless Connections.”Jagdeo had said that one criterion was that the licencees should not be in debt and should be of good standing in the society. Wireless Connections is up to its neck in debt and Guyana Times is in no better position, operating at a daily loss.Cathy Hughes and Enrico Woolford, two who had also applied for radio licences and veterans in the broadcast industry here, were also denied. They said the government has to come clean on how those licences were issued.Publisher of Kaieteur News,NFL Jerseys Cheap, Glenn LallHughes said that the process smacks of favouritism to benefit those closely aligned to the Jagdeo government.While it is the NFMU that determines the frequency under which the stations will broadcast, the Minister of Information – a portfolio assigned to the President – has the prerogative to grant licences.But he must do so in a fair,Wholesale China Jerseys, transparent and impartial manner.Woolford has repeated his call for the NFMU to publish who is allocated or operating on what frequency.“The airwaves are a limited public resource and the public needs to know who owns what or who was allocated what,” Woolford stated.Public registerHe said the NFMU, like the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, GGMC should have a public register of who has what “claims.”The licences under Jagdeo may very well have been issued under the Wireless and Telegraph Act which has now been overtaken by the Broadcast Act.Hughes said she expects that the licences granted just before Jagdeo left office would have been set aside and have those applicants abide by the new rules.“What system was used to grant these licences?’
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