Former President Bharrat Jagdeo said Chairman of the Sub-committee of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Anthony Vieira, needs to come out of his “bubble” and stop talking “nonsense”.
Jagdeo was responding to claims by Vieira that the 11 broadcasting licences issued to radio and television owners back in 2011 were through illegal means.
Vieira last week said the GNBA found the licence issued by the former Head of State were flawed and that the Authority would soon be moving, after consultation with the licence holders, to make a revocation.
Vieira maintained this stance in the face of word from GNBA Chairman Leonard Craig, who told at least one media outlet that the body had made no such decision.
INews understands that Jagdeo, in response, declared that Vieira needs to “come out of his bubble” and stop talking “nonsense”. According to the former President, the radio licences are part of people’s property rights, and as such it would be illegal for any attempt to revoke the licence.
Among the persons issued licences by the previous government were Robert Persaud, the Little Rock Television Station (Berbice), Hits and Jams, Maxwell Thom, Dr Bobby Ramroop, Alfro Alphonso, Haslyn Graham and Anand Persaud.