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14 May 2010

NALIS EXERCISES CAUTIOUS JUDGEMENT

The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) again wishes to express its regret to the People’s Partnership for the withdrawal of the use of the Audio Visual Room, National Library on Friday 14 May 2010 at 10:30 am.  The payment for the use of the facility was returned to Ross Advertising on Thursday 13 May, 2010.

The decision was based on the following:

  1. After the public announcement that the launch would take place at the National Library, NALIS was inundated with calls from members of the public wishing to attend.  Large uncontrolled crowds converging at the National Library would have severely disrupted the normal operations of the library, particularly as there are hundreds of students using the facilities to prepare for their upcoming exams.  NALIS exercised cautious judgment in the circumstances.
  2. Also, the initial booking of the facilities was an administrative error on the part of the Authority, since in keeping with established principle, the use of government buildings to host political events is not encouraged during an election period (between Nomination Day and Elections Day).

Debbie Goodman
Public Relations and Marketing Officer
624-4466 ext 2323


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