JPS says support will be sought to restore services if needed

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it is open to the Government’s suggestion to seek overseas assistance to restore electricity to the island.

Four days after Hurricane Beryl, some 191,000 or 28 per cent of JPS customers remained without power.

This included critical facilities such as the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine and the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital in St. Ann.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Energy Minister Daryl Vaz have both suggested that overseas aid may need to be brought in if JPS is unable to bring back power within a timely manner.

Speaking to IRIE FM news, Corporate Communications Manager at JPS Winsome Callum said that the company does not oppose the suggestion.

However, she said the company will continue doing its best to bring electricity back as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, Ms. Callum said while these works are done the company must consider the safety of its staff and the weather conditions that persist.


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