No telephone lines To the Editor
Guyana Chronicle
February 26, 2002

I observe that everyday Guyanese are treated to the advertisement of how GT&T has improved the telephone service in Guyana, by the addition of thousands of lines, new services, etc.

This is commendable, it seems strange in view of the fact that since my return to live in Guyana nearly two years ago, I applied for telephone service for my business in Croal Street and Manget Place, Georgetown. I was told facilities are not available, and still not available.

What is strange, I saw two GT&T employees running lines in the building, on inquiry, I was told $20,000 could get me service in a day, I was tempted, but it quickly came to me I would be encouraging something wrong.

What strikes me more is that less than a mile from GT&T in Georgetown, phone service cannot be had. This clearly tells me I am a second class citizen in Guyana as far as GT&T is concerned.

“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive.”

Reverend Vernon L. Thomas