Dark times for Lethem after second generator fails
Lethem residents are experiencing prolonged power outages after a generator failed on Thursday, the latest in a string of power woes that has plagued the community on the Guyana-Brazil border.
After the failure of the main generating set about two months ago, the growing town has been powered by two smaller generators but the community experienced constant blackouts since the generators could not cope with the needs of the town. “Beginning August this year, Lethem residents have had to put up with extended power outages every single day…for the past two months. Power outages have ranged from four hours to eleven hours a day,” said resident Clairmont Lye in a letter published in today’s Stabroek News.
He said that on Thursday, residents were informed that power will be off for twelve hours every day for an unspecified time. “We had previously been told also we should not …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.