The Carter Street offices at the Nassau Guardian.
Nassau, Bahamas – Not a copy of the Nassau Guardian could be found on the streets of New Providence today – the last Thursday before Christmas – as the 164 year-old newspaper experienced “TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES” with its computer systems.
A reliable Bahamas Press contributor at the newspaper told BP that around 6 pm on Wednesday afternoon, every server in the Guardian abruptly shutdown, failing to read information. Our deep throat in the Guardian said, “It was the perfect hacker’s hand at work. No one in any department could access information from outside the building nor exchange information within departments at the office.
“The incident threw us back into a time warp like in 1844 I guess and well we are now doing everything the old way now, faxing and physically moving information within the operation. We cannot access the internet, also articles and ads cannot be accessed into our offices at this time,” the deep throat told Bahamas Press.
The Guardian’s morning problems occurred just after the company FIRED all the staff of its computer IT department, according to the source.
“They just fired everyone in that department, reporters are resigning and with downsizing already talking place at the business, soon it will only leave the management in the building all to themselves,” the source said.
Vendors were upset this morning as only the GUTTER ‘TOILET Paper’ WAS ON THE NEWSSTANDS Thursday morning (STINKING UP THE AREA).
The Colina boys bought the Guardian sometime back around 2004 and attempted to slaughter Jones Communications by STEALING many of Jones talented employees. Today that move just might have backfired as the Guardian is having problems printing paper these days. Let’s just see if there will be newspaper tomorrow and if the management will give readers STRAIGHT TALK as to how they came out after 10am on the biggest advertising DAY of the year. And if they don’t, you heard REAL NEWS here on Bahamas Press first AGAIN!