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Cell Tower Questions Still Unanswered

Cell Tower Questions Still UnansweredAntigua St John's - More than a week after Caribarena.com cited several imbalances in the cell tower report completed by PAHO’s consultant George Skvarca, attempts to obtain clarification on these discrepancies have gone unanswered.

Caribarena.com tries to reached out to health and technology officials including Minister Edmond Mansoor, the Ministry of Health’s Dr Sealey Thomas, and Country Programme Specialist for PAHO's Antigua & Barbuda office, Edward Emanuel.

Emanuel was asked whether PAHO had any reason to look into concerns raised by reports on the towers, the frequency under which they operate, and other key issues, and more specifically, whether PAHO had any reason to examine Skyarca’s findings.

He said, “I think the Ministry of Information is better placed to answer those questions."

Caribarena.com asked Emanuel to instead focus on the health-related questions, and ignore the technologically challenging ones.



But he maintained, “Whatever issues were raised, I think the Ministry of Information is better placed to handle that.”

Pressed further, he said, “I am suggesting that you speak to the Ministry of Information. They would provide the answers to the assessment."

The country programme specialist then said he was not authorized to speak to the media without prior consent from the PAHO head office in Barbados.

“I cannot speak to you unless I get authorization from my office in Barbados to do so… I need authorization … to answer any questions from the media,” Emanuel said.

Caribarena was, meanwhile, unsuccessful in reaching Dr Mansoor. Messages were left with the minister’s secretary, but calls were not returned.

We also made several unsuccessful attempts to reach Chief Medical Officer Dr Rhonda Sealey-Thomas. Finally, on Tuesday, a call to her office revealed “she is travelling and cannot be reached."

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Are we ever going to get an answer from Mansoor

#11 Observer... » 2014-04-30 16:48

It seems that we are now in the second year and Mr. Mansoor is really not interested in providing answers. This is the disrespect that I cannot take of these guys when they are in office. They consider themselves like gods. Answer to now one. Well it is election time and soon he will be called to answer at Perry Bay
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The Towers

#10 Investigator » 2012-04-29 18:31

I would like to see an investegation done in to the villages where the towers for the cell and hight tension towers are and see how people have died an are suffering from cancer because antigua is very hot on the northern side of bargin center on valley road you can seethe lates tower right on top of a roof in midle of community I do hope there are rules and regulation saying where the towers can be erected may the CREATOR HELP US ALL not for money
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Brysons Building

#9 Concerned » 2012-04-20 13:08

Have you taken a look on top of Brysons BLD lately on Friars Hill Rd.

It has some newly added dishes/towers on the roof pointing to a cellular company...

What about the staff in that building... is anyone consulted as to the effects it might have on the employees....

INVESTIGATE....
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RE: Cell Tower Questions Still Unanswered

#8 STEVE » 2012-04-18 16:22

I have saved these articles. I suspect they will become very relevant in the future. Good work Caribarena. Keep it up. Something seems wrong here. Why would a government try to hide answers to questions pertaining to the health of the Population? And then you hear the people from the Ministry of Health talk about people throwing garbage and coconut shells etc and how this affect the "health of the population". I am in no way saying throwing thrash is correct but if we are dying via radio waves or whatever, ARE WE NOT GOING TO DIE ANYWAY?
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SUPPORT

#7 SISSAH » 2012-04-18 13:35

The government should release the report..
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aggravating

#6 call the doctor » 2012-04-18 11:30

What I find aggravating is that the report was released, but, as with the power plant documents, significant amounts of data are missing, and the data present requires clarification. Why does our government trifle with our health? Why is it impossible for our government to ever do anything from start to finish, without all this half-assed work? And this minister, Edmond Mansoor, he does NOTHING. What has the ministry of information done in the last six months? Anyone know? Delaying the release of this report was their own accomplishment. So as a minister who does NOTHING, Mansoor should have all the time in the world to answer our questions. I'm genuinely interested to know what this man does. He clearly doesn't work, else we'd see some progress in our level of technology. I don't think he plays any sports, else he'd be much more muscular than his scrawny self. So what does this man do?! :-?
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Caribarena

#5 tenman » 2012-04-18 10:31

Caribarena please keep up the good work. We need real answers. These are health concerns and its time that officials start treating the public with respect. Makes no sense to make moneys from the telecom companies and turn around and perhaps lose the money and more (lives) due to costs associated with cancer. Accepted standards must be followed.

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shame

#4 annoyed » 2012-04-18 09:59

How come we Antiguans don't care about this?
we all just like to chat politrix,
Shame on us!!! :-x :-x
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I SUPPORT

#3 Grey Ghost » 2012-04-18 09:53

I am calling on the Government to publish the report, I support Caribarena
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Re: parent

#2 J.M » 2012-04-18 09:31

I have 2 children at Island Academy, I'm aware of a cell tower just above the school, it's covered with bush so you can hardly see it but u can definitely hear a certain bzzzzzz coming out of it all the time.
Our Ministers, teachers, parents, lawyers, doctors ... all need to come out and demand answers. :-x :-x
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hmmm

#1 Parent » 2012-04-18 09:00

No answers??
There is a cell tower just next to my daughter's school, don't you think we need to know if it's in any way a health risk to our children?
Such an arrogant ixiot.
The UPP will lose the next election just because unelected ixiots like u and Shoul that think they're running their own business. :cry:
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