Vanuatu daily news digest | Big changes at VBTCPosted: January 8, 2015
The most interesting news of today, certainly for the media, came from VBTC and had the Acting GM, Fred Vurobaravu, saying that the broadcasting corporation is trying to have installed 5 transmitters of 1 kilowatt in each of the country’s main centres – the Banks, Santo, Malekula, Tanna and Efate. This is intended to increase coverage throughout the country. The government PRO Kiery Manassah would head the task force to review the VBTC Act of Parliament, the GM said. The team would advise the government on the provision of digital TV to the islands. The process of re-structuring VBTC had already taken place, the GM said, and the review team is finalizing its report to the Prime Minister for the acquisition of a soft loan or supplementary budget to pay out staff before they enter a new contract to work for the Corporation. Over 20 staff will take early retirement along with those who have volunteered to finish their employment.
There has been more news of interest today in the print media, which will be reported tomorrow.