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 1st October 2012, subsequent to the development of the 2011 Broadcasting Act. Prior to the establishment of the GNBA, the Advisory Committee on Broadcasting which 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. The ACB served in an advisory capacity to the Minister of Information from November of 2002 to the establishment of the Broadcasting Act. Consequently, the GNBA now stands as the Governing Body with the Authority to administer all functions as stipulated under the 2011 Broadcasting Act.
–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
Chief Executive Officer:
Dr. Prudence Lewis-Bhola
The Administrative functions of the Authority are executed by Mrs. Violet Boyal who is also the Secretary to the Board.
To be recognized as an impartial (world class) state regulator and the vanguard of the broadcasting industry, facilitating effective broadcasting systems and services.
To regulate, supervise and develop the National Broadcasting System, to provide for its functions, and to provide for the licensing of broadcasting agencies and the encouragement of production and broadcasting of television and radio programmes.