Cel*Star tower rises over Supply
By Cecil Griffith
July 27, 2003
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A 120-foot Cel*Star communication tower was commissioned on Tuesday afternoon at Supply, East Bank Demerara as the cellular company moves to have its system up and running by October.
The tower, one of 21 to be erected by mid-August, is part of the network development being pursued by the new cellular company.
Tuesday’s commissioning was followed by a similar launch at the Diamond compound of Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL).
Cel*Star’s Chief Executive Officer Wesley Kirton at Tuesday’s launch, noted the company’s efforts in securing suitable areas for the siting of its network towers including consulting with various groups.
According to Kirton, sites are being chosen after consultations with local authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Central Housing and Planning Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority.
The company’s Marketing and Public Relations Executive, Alex Graham outlined the technology to be used in making calls via the company’s network.
The tower was erected behind a private tract of land owned by the McCaskey’s at Supply and will be secured through a collaborative effort of villagers and the company.