PM Asks Advertisers To Stop Discriminating Against Pointe FM

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne has told business places to stop saying that Pointe FM is too political to advertise there.

He made this remark after Managing Director of Newsco Observer, Algernon ‘Serpent’ Watts won a primary to contest the St. George seat on a United Progressive Party ticket.

For Browne, this confirms what he has always believed, that Observer is not an independent body.

He said over the weekend that those who continue to advertise on Observer should have no problem advertising on Pointe FM.

“For those who want to say that Observer is a-political, especially the business people in this country, we are not going to accept that,” Browne told Pointe FM, a radio station he said he founded but does not own.

He called on the General Manager of Pointe FM to go after the advertisements on Observer Radio who have not advertised on Pointe FM for political reasons.

“And  I want to say to you Senator, you and the Directors of Pointe FM you all need to go an ask them for business. I know at one point they were trying to say that because Pointe FM is affiliated with myself and the labour party that we political.”

“What are they going to say about Observer know,” Browne asked.

He said “as far as i’m concerned, any bank, any insurance company anyone of them that advertises with Observer, they cannot use the political issue to say they are not advertising with Pointe FM.”

“Hold their feet to the fire and make sure they do business with you all. We not going to deal with this type of political discrimination for them to try to say that Observer is so called independent and that Point FM is aligned.”

Today, Political Commentator Arvel Grant said even though Serepent is Managing Director, this should not affect the normal operations at The Observer Media Group, if news and current affairs are conducted in a balanced and even-handed  manner eg Observer A.M, Good Morning Joe Joe and Dave Lester Pane in the afternoons.

He said programs with an overt partisan profile, may find themselves struggling to attract significant levels of advertisements.

 

12 COMMENTS

    • NEWSCO OBSERVER,is a private Corporation.Pointe FM on the other hand is not.It is a Political Station.I have never seen where any members of the DNA,UPP were on that Station.I have heard many ABLP,Cabinet Members to include Gaston Browne on OBSERVER RADIO every week.Even Lie-no-hel Worst appears on Observer Radio regularly.

      • He dig tick in you goat? You gave him position on a statutory board? Also you were his God Parent when Mr. Cecil and Mrs Edith Browne of New Winthorpes baptised him at St George’s Anglican Church? you obviosly don’t jack about what you are talking about, that is why you all cockup for what you you want in life bunch of under acheivers, like medling in what you don’t know about, why dont you go and change your pad?

  1. Hoping if businesses/companies do not wish to advertise on Pointe FM, they will not be victimized as they are free to advertise wherever they chose whether or not Observer is a political media. The opposition now has more media coverage then the government, however that does not translate to winning an election especially if the voting public is confident in the governance of the country.

  2. Gaston Browne use some of your $30 millions and shore up your,Pointe FM.Stop crying and whining looking for Advertisers. Isn’t Pointe FM getting enough Government contracts through Advertising?Here is another idea.Since Share Inc,Let them financed it.Let them pick up those short falls.

  3. A LABOR PARTY SENATOR AND WORKING FOR POINTE FM?I WONDERED HOW MANY MORE POSITIONS. HE IS HOLDING ON STATUTORY BOARDS.HOW DOES A MAN WHO CARRIED A CERTAIN NAME FOR MANY YEARS.SUDDENLY CHANGED HIS NAME TO BECOME COLIN BROWNE.NOW THERE IS A BROWNE AND BROWNE SO CALLED SHOW.

  4. Hey Bugsy, thanks for revealing the real reason for your envy and hatred of the PM. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s thirty million!!!! Hahaha! By the sweat of your brow thou shall eat bread. Labour on brother. True, the life of a laborer is hard. Don’t compound it by wallowing in envy and hate!

  5. Anon the 1st come on man! Did Gaston get his thirty million (to use your figure) from the sweat of his brow. I should be as lucky as he was to get land in a national park for a concessionary price then immediately turn around and sell some of it for an exorbitant profit. To begin with land in a national park should not be sold.

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