Young: Vacancies to be filled at new TTT

Government has moved up the date for the official launch of T&T Television (TTT).

The expected rebranding date is set for an early as next month.

This was revealed by Communications Minister Stuart Young at yesterday’s post Cabinet media briefing.

“CNMG is going to be rebranded TTT. So any previous decision taken or any previous talk about shutting down CNMG that is not going to happen. We are going to go and rebrand TTT. In fact, this morning the Prime Minister asked me at Cabinet how soon I expect to do it…I am hoping to do that by July,” Young said.

On Tuesday, Lisa Agard was appointed CNMG chairman.

This board, Young insisted was not transitionary.

“They are the board I expect to lead the charge and rebrand CNMG into TTT. In that re-branding process there will be a lot of fresh programming. They will change the way the broadcast is now. There may be two radio stations involved in this whole process.”

The line-up of programming will include documentaries and news.

Young said they have to choose a logo for TTT.

Next week, Young will meet with staff of CNMG to inform them of the changes that are coming.

Questioned what assurances given to workers about their jobs, Young said he has asked for information which was still coming to him.

“They are still in the process of setting up a separate Ministry of Communications. I never give assurances but what I can tell you, is that, right now from what they have told me, the initial numbers... there are vacancies to be filled.”

Last August, then communications minister Maxie Cuffie stated that Cabinet took a decision to wind up State-owned CNMG and restart the media house under TTT which was well known for programmes as Community Dateline and Panorama News.

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