Vehicle strikes GT&T cable cabinet; State House, PM residence affected

The damaged GT&T cabinet on Main Street, Georgetown.

[] – The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) says that approximately one thousand landline and data customers in the downtown Georgetown area are currently without service as a result of extensive damage done to GT&T’s cable cabinet facility at the Main and Middle Streets junction.

According to statement from the utility company, information gathered indicates that the damage and dislocation to the cabinet resulted from it being struck by a vehicle which is yet to be identified.

“Vandalism, careless excavation and incidents such as this recent one continue to affect the delivery of service to GT&T’s customers since financial and human resources have to both be diverted to effect repairs to the services. And even while arrangements were being made to take remedial action to the cable and damaged cabinet the company again detected an act of vandalism on the East Bank of Demerara in the New Hope area where vandals removed several spans of the company’s cable, this time affecting approximately 500 customers,” the release from the telephone company stated.

Among those persons affected are State House, the official residence of the Prime Minister, the Office of the Attorney General, Palm Court and several other private sector entities.

Other customers South of Lamaha Street, West of Carmichael Street, East of Water Street (extending to Demerara River) and North of Church Street are also affected.