12 October 2015 | Comments
A Sub-committee of the Economic Development Committee has today been established to carry out an independent review of the current provision of media services on St Helena – assessing the market, viability and long term sustainability of the current offering. With their cooperation, the media services offered by South Atlantic Media Services Limited (SAMS Radio and the Sentinel newspaper), Saint FM Community Radio and The Independent newspaper, will naturally be incorporated into the review.
The Sub-committee’s membership is as follows:
- Councillor Pamela Ward Pearce (Chair)
- Joan Peters
- Dr Niall O’Keeffe
- Thomas Holvey
- Ethel Yon OBE
The Secretary to this Sub-committee is Miss Anita Legg.
The group will meet approximately once each month, calling additional attendees and members of the Island’s media organisations as appropriate to draw on local expertise – seeking information and views on the current media services provided on St Helena.
The group will aim to produce its report within six months of appointment. The Sub-committee is a ‘task and finish’ group, formed with just one task – to review the current viability and sustainability of the local media on St Helena. Once it has completed this task, it will be disbanded.
12 October 2015