A decision on the future of the state owned Saint Lucia Broadcasting Corporation (Radio St. Lucia) will be made soon by government, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dominic Feedee has revealed.
Fedee told the media on Friday (Jan.20) that Cabinet is awaiting a report from the board of directors, before it decides on the next move for the cash-strapped broadcasting company.
“We have to be open about everything, especially when one looks at the fiscal circumstances that we have actually inherited,”Fedee said.
The company has an outstanding debt of over $1 million.
Closing the radio station is one of the options to be considered, but the minister said his government will also take into account, long-standing employees of the company, when making a decision.
“RSL, it would appear with preliminary evaluation, is perhaps a bit overstaffed,” he explained.
Employees there were not paid during the Christmas holidays and only received their December salaries this month.