The Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has begun installing internet services in flood shelters throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
TSTT says it is being done as part of its continued commitment to national service and in particular ensuring that the national community remains properly connected even in times of natural disasters.
The Communications Workers Union (CWU) is holding a candlelight vigil outside the Telecommunications Services of T&T’s head office on Edward Street, Port-of-Spain, this evening to counteract what it says is the "dark cloud" now hanging over the company.
In a text earlier today, the CWU invited members to attend a protest action from 4 pm to 6 pm and then a candlelight vigil just after from 6 pm to 7 pm.
TSTT is advising that its “Main Complex” offices located at 57-67 Henry Street, Port of Spain, will remain closed until Thursday 7th June to facilitate critical repairs to key safety systems.
TSTT says that in order to minimize the disruption to staff and customers, the following arrangements have been put in place on an interim basis.
TSTT is distancing itself from a rotting pole that fell on and damaged a car in Arima on Wednesday.
TSTT says it conducted a full review of the incident immediately upon receiving the report and notes that all of TSTT's poles of a similar age to the pole which fell, are clearly marked with TSTT labeling.
It says, however, that the pole which fell was unmarked in this regard.
TSTT adds that the pole in question had street lighting accessories and ceramic fittings attached to it, which are inconsistent with any poles which TSTT owns.
TSTT says that during the recent closure of Lady Young Road as a result of a landslide, its TV service equipment on Lady Young Road was extensively vandalized.
The company issued a statement Wednesday saying that this impacted the service to its wireless TV customers.
It says this issue has been further compounded by similar incidents of vandalism at other TSTT TV service sites, including Poole.
TSTT says the overall effect has been a loss of access to 50% of the channels available to some wireless TV customers and a deterioration of service nationwide.
TSTT’s Executive Vice President HR, IR and Corporate Support Services Carol David yesterday made a report to police after members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) showed up at her Savannah Drive home in Trincity, yesterday.
Graeme Suite, TSTT's senior manager, Brand, Public Relations and External Affairs, yesterday confirmed that a report was made to the police after some 20 CWU members showed up at David's home to protest.