Cable Thief Fined

Victory for TSTT and customers

A Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday imposed fines totalling $4,500 on a young man found guilty of malicious damage and larceny of TSTT cable. Presiding in the Third Court, Magistrate Adrian Darmanie fined O J Blackman $1,000 for stealing the cable at Upper Erica Street in Laventille on December 14, 2007 and also ordered him to pay $3,500 to TSTT to replace the damaged cable. Blackman was given 60 days to pay the fines, in default of which he will serve three months’ hard labour.

TSTT’s Head of Security and Operational Risk, Dennis Gordon, complimented the company’s Network Monitoring and Security Response Teams on the successful arrest and prosecution. “This is a most welcome outcome to a most unwelcome act,” Gordon remarked, noting that TSTT’s significant investment in anti-cable theft measures was bearing fruit.

In adding her own congratulations, Camille Salandy, Head of Public Relations and External Affairs – TSTT, said: “This is more than a victory for TSTT: it is a victory for the many loyal and valued TSTT customers who have too often been the unfortunate victims of cable thieves.” Salandy assured that TSTT would continue to take steps to safeguard the interests of its customers and to maintain vital communication links.