Thieves burning cable for copper

Cable thieves are back on the prowl, and Barbadians are being urged to report any suspicious activity to the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF).

This revelation came yesterday from Flow’s senior manager of communications in the Southern Caribbean, Marilyn Sealy, who disclosed the telecommunications giant has been a target of the recent spate of cable thefts.

Sealy said since their connections served thousands of individuals and organisations, cable theft was a risk to public safety and national security if communication was compromised.

“Flow Barbados is aware of the destruction and theft of significant lengths of the company’s aerial copper cables across the island. These occurrences of copper theft are of deep concern to the company as it undermines the ability to provide reliable broadband and voice services,” said Sealy.