For the second time in as many days, the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic got the better of state broadcaster ABS. The strain in getting its flagship newscast to air was once again evident.
Minutes into Sunday evening’s newscast — which was being done for a makeshift studio at the Parliament building — the Facebook feed was cut and replaced by a notice that they were experiencing technical difficulties. A promise to upload the feed momentarily never materialized.
On Friday ABS also had difficulties getting the evening news going — with the broadcast starting 30 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Most of the ABS news staff are in home quarantine after one of their colleagues tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week.
Over the weekend Prime Minister Gaston Browne spoke highly of the R. Anderson Edghill who has been backfilling as the nightly news anchor.