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GUYANA – Latest News – 14 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

 GUYANA – Latest News – 14 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

  •  Govt scraps “sweetheart” fibre-optic cable deal; to proceed with E-Government Project – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1TCyQ0o
  • Timehri residents yet to get word on property regularization – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1Pdxvqb
  • City’s grants amnesty to tax defaulters – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1HM8Svf
  • GPL’s Bharrat Dindyal fired immediately following video recording – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1MsKZRg
  • Rusal no show for labour meeting over dismissed workers, union says company should leave Guyana; legal action looms – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1J95yzJ
  • GRA chides media over “shakeup” report; relies on its tax collection record – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1Jf4Bru
  • 31 BOSAI workers at Linden to go home – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1NsT6dM

Brazil/Guyana fibre optic cable project collapses

Brazil/Guyana fibre optic cable project collapses

December 10, 2014 | By |
File Photo: Cable being laid at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, in 2011.

Photo: Cable being laid at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, in 2011

More than four years after an agreement was signed between Guyana and Brazil for a fibre optic cable to link Government facilities, the project appears to have collapsed because of technical issues. It would appear certain now that billions of dollars have gone down the drain, unless Government finds a way to rescue the venture.

According to a Government source close to the project, continuous breakage to the cable has left the project in limbo. Time and again the deadlines have been pushed back. The cable passes through difficult terrain along the Linden/Lethem trail. Logistics have reportedly caused major headaches for contractors. Continue reading

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