JPS promises to fix 2,000 streetlights in November

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says that having exceeded its October target for street light repairs the company is scheduled to fix another 2,000 streetlights by the end of November.

The light and power company said that 2,544 street lights were fixed during October surpassing the target of 2,000 for that month.

JPS said that the move to fix more street lamps comes as part of the company's accelerated streetlight repair programme, which includes expediting the procurement of street lighting materials from overseas suppliers, and a ramping up of repair activity straight into the end of the year.

According to the JPS, while the vast majority of streetlights across the island are in working order, it understands that residents will be eager to have repairs expedited in their communities. The company is therefore informing the public that the repair of streetlights will be following a fortnightly schedule.

Areas in which streetlights are to be repaired during the fortnight of November 12 - 26 are:

Kingston and St Andrew

Cockburn Gardens, Vineyard Town, August Town, Brandon Hill, Castleton, Friendship Gap, Stony Hill

St Catherine

Old Harbour, Linstead, Bog Walk


Toll Gate, Peckham, Milk River, Rock River, May Pen North


Porus, Comfort, Greenvale, Dunsinane, Fairfield Mountain, Hopeton, Christiana, Sedburgh, Mollison, Ticky Ticky, Coleyville

St Elizabeth

Treasure Beach, Barbary Hall, Vineyard, Arlington, Hill Top, Splice Grove, Williamsfield, Newell, Pedro Plains, Great Bay, Hopewell, Lacovia, Mountainside, Burnt Savannah, Knoxwood, Slipe, Ridge Pen


Hertford, Carawina, Campbellton Gardens, Petersfield, Savanna-la-mar, Sheffield, Silver Spring, Ketto, Spring Garden


Riverside, Dias, Pond Piece, Lucea Town, Green Island, Chester Castle, Hopewell

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