… nipper found close by, Police launches investigation
Local television station, Multi Technology Vision Inc (MTV) Channel 14/65, said it will remain off air until further notice, since its broadcast tower collapsed, sometime around 00:05h on Friday morning, causing severe damage to
broadcasting equipment and its building at the Eccles Industrial Site studio, East Bank Demerara.
The circumstances surrounding this collapse are currently under investigation, however, sabotage is not ruled out according to management. It added that the team is working assiduously to restore all operations but noted that programmes, advertisements and entertainment including MTV’s News Update and death announcements will not be aired until further notice.
However, according to reports reaching Guyana Times, a nipper was found at the site and it was disclosed that there were no security guards on the property. The facility also does not have CCTV cameras.
When contacted, MTV said they are working to restore service to its viewers but noted that the extent of the damage caused by the collapsed tower makes it challenging.
Meanwhile, A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon
Chapman said he received reports of the incident sometime around noon on Friday and instructed his detectives to venture to the scene to investigate.