PM Holness says Government may have to seek overseas help to restore electricity across the island

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Government may have to seek overseas aid to restore electricity to the island following the impacts of Hurricane Beryl.

On Wednesday, Beryl damaged power lines and downed poles, plunging the majority of the population into darkness.

In a release this morning, the Jamaica Public service said 45 percent of its customers had power restored and that work continues to have the grid back to normal.

Speaking to reporters yesterday on a tour of the parishes which suffered the brunt of damage, the Prime Minister said Government may need to have workmen brought in to bring the system back up as soon as possible.

Mr Holness said this is very important as not doing so could lead to public disorder.


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