Probe launched after ‘vulgar message’ shows up on Harbour Bridge digital board


The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation is reporting that its systems were hacked after a vulgar message, which read ‘F**k Guyana’, showed up on Thursday night on the Bridge’s digital messaging board.

A short video of the words scrolling across the screen was posted on Facebook.

General Manager of the Harbour Bridge, Wayne Watson, in a statement, apologised to the public whom he said “were forced to endure vulgarity during a calculated attack.”

He assured that the matter will not be taken lightly.

“We wish to assure everyone that the profane message broadcast via the digital messaging board at the bridge was perpetrated with ill intent by a yet unknown person or persons, to cast a shadow of doubt over the corporation and its hardworking staff,” Watson said in the statement issued on Friday.

He added: “This will not be taken lightly. Not only do we view it as an attack, but also a total misrepresentation of who we are as a team executing our mandate of ensuring safe, and timely crossing of everyone using the Demerara Harbour Bridge.”

The Management of the Harbour Bridge further committed to ensuring better systems and monitoring mechanisms are in place, to ensure that this type of incident does not recur, to cause confusion, or distract drivers whose focus must remain unhindered at all times.

“We assure members of the public that a full investigation has been launched into this incident. We appreciate your inquiries and messages of concern from the time this attack transpired,” Watson stated.

1 Comment
  1. Xhrp2wkb1 says

    Guyana is great!

    The people of Guyana however, from top to bottom and for the most part, is another story.

    Don’t merge the beautiful land with the, for want of a more appropriate word, people.

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