Damaged main switch at GPL station leaves Bartica in the dark

-power outages began three weeks ago, residents say

A damaged main switch of a generating unit that experienced problems on Monday caused the recent power outages in Bartica, Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Divisional Director of Operations Elwyn Marshall says.

Residents have complained of power outages for the past three weeks and expressed disgust at the situation. A frustrated Judith David-Blair told Stabroek News that parts of Bartica were without power since 6am on Monday until approximately 5pm on Tuesday. “My computer and my television spoil,” the woman lamented. She said that Bartica has been suffering from frequent blackouts for about three weeks now.

The former PNCR parliamentarian recounted that she contacted GPL’s commercial office at Bartica only to be informed that the workers there were overwhelmed by the situation. David-Blair said that she then contacted the office of GPL’s CEO Bharat Dindyal, only to be met with rudeness from his secretary. “She put down the phone on me,” …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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