Trinidad Set to Air First Hindu Radio Station

July 6, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

On July 6, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "It will not air chutney, soca or calypso, just Hinduism and Indian culture. Several years of continuous legal battles in the several levels of in the Trinidad and Tobago justice system are over. It will be the first radio facility promoting Hinduism in the Caribbean. There are over 300,000 Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago. The British Privy Council has ordered the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to give the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), led by Satnarayan Maharaj, a radio licence 'forthwith.' The Law Lords ruled that, 'an appropriate frequency to be agreed with by the Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) Ltd., or in default of agreement, to be determined by the High Court' be granted. The State was also ordered to pay the SDMS costs of bringing its appeal to the Privy Council."