About Us

The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing all television, cable and radio broadcasters in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. The GNBA was established on 28th August 2012, subsequent to the development of the 2011 Broadcasting Act. Prior to the establishment of the GNBA, the Advisory Committee on Broadcasting (ACB) came into existence following a dialogue between former President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo and the late Desmond Hoyte, where a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the two parties, which formalized the ACB to serve in an advisory capacity to the Minister of Information from November of 2002 to the establishment of the Broadcasting Act of 2011. Consequently, the GNBA now stands as the  governing entity with the authority to administer all functions as stipulated under the 2011 Broadcasting Act and all other related broadcasting regulations.


Current Directors:

–Chairman – Mr. Leslie Anthony Sobers
-Mr. Joel Edmond
-Dr. Rovin Deodat
-Ms. Aretha Nicola Campbell
-Ms. Jocelyne Josiah
-Ms. Scheherazade Ishoof – Khan

-Ms. Bibi Shadick

-Ex-Officio Member -Mr. Valmikki Singh

The Administrative functions of the Authority are executed by Mrs. Violet Boyal who is also the Secretary to the Board.


The guiding vision of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority is to:

  • encourage and maintain harmonious relations with the Broadcasting Community and consumers, create an enabling environment for the development of local content while engendering a sense of pride, professionalism, adoption of best practices and provision of quality broadcasting services.
  • strive for and maintain financial viability of the Authority, cognizant of the parameters set by the constitution and other enabling Legislation; and 
  • pursue the Objectives and Broadcast Policy – as set out in the Broadcast Act. 


To regulate, monitor, protect, improve and maintain the highest standards of broadcasting in Guyana.