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BATV adds current affairs to its scheduling

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 6:00 AM
Garth Walker

Jamaica's first business channel Business Access Television (BATV) will launch 'On Point', a frank business current affairs discussion programme in July 2016.

The first season of the show will run for 13 weeks with economic and financial commentator Dennis Chung and media personality Kalilah Reynolds as hosts.

On Point will feature business persons, including successful entrepreneurs and role models, analysts, industry thinkers and journalists from varying industries, who will offer advice and propose solutions to the daily challenges within the business community. It intends to hold the responsible parties accountable and will facilitate the generation of ideas and solutions to encourage development, stimulate growth and drive the progress of the country.

Decisions made by policymakers and the impact it has on various sectors of the economy will be examined, holding those responsible liable for their actions or inaction. The programme seeks to explore how Jamaicans can avail themselves of opportunities for economic empowerment and what steps need to be taken to improve the quality of life. As BATV continues to make significant strides in the cable industry, Managing Director Garth Walker shared that BATV is devoted to promoting business and entrepreneurship in Jamaica.

"The decision to include On Point in our programme roster was an easy one, as it will be addressing issues that the country is undergoing or will face. Entrepreneurs who are affected by decisions taken that affect the economy, policymakers or regular Jamaicans who are concerned about the state of our country and are interested in our progress as individuals and as a nation will greatly benefit from this programme," Walker said. "On Point will be offering different perspectives on the economic situations in the country and the region, while presenting strategies to drive growth and development and offers solutions to the challenging issues facing our economy and society. I'm excited for what's to come."