COVID-19 gets the better of ABS yet again


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.

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  1. I know it’s a serious and unfortunate situation but sometimes if you nuh laugh, ya cry. This article hab me ah laugh no wha.

  2. @ Antigua Citizen & Company most limited, mmm
    Sad to say, you two represent the lowest of the Antiguan intellect and spirit. So very, very sad.

  3. Anon 1st, you have this way of insulting people when they give their views. You can either agree or disagree. You hide behind that keyboard and comment on their comments with your diatribe.
    What is that a sign of? People have a right to air their views. Agree or disagree. But why the insults? Again, ask me what is that a sign of? Smh

  4. Out of every bad comes some good. This has caused a talented qualified, competent Antiguan R. Anderson Edghill to shine.
    His talents and abilities were over shadowed by one who purports to be a journalist heavyweight.
    Well done Anderson. Shine bright like a diamond.

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