by Larry Smith
If you work for Cable Bahamas or the phone companies, you may have a vague idea that BTC's pending privatisation (a process that began in 1997) will bring some changes to the Bahamian communications landscape.
Well, you would be wrong.
As a matter of fact, BTCs sale will be a watershed for our media and telecoms industries because everything will change. And we do mean everything - including ZNS and Cable Bahamas. In fact, reshaping the national communications landscape will probably go down as Hubert Ingraham's greatest legacy.
Until recently, like most others I was a die-hard skeptic in this regard. But after mingling with industry representatives during a four-hour consultation meeting at the British Colonial Hilton last Friday, I sense a climate of change similar to the early 1990s, when the stultifying state monopoly on broadcasting was finally broken.