Nearly 80 new streetlights installed across Sainte-Catherine; 266 lights repaired | New

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The Jamaican Public Service (JPS) said it has stepped up its response to streetlight repairs – repairing 266 streetlights in St. Catherine, including the township of Portmore, during the month of June.

The report on the activities of the company was made during the last meetings of the municipal corporation and the parish council of the parish.

Reporting on St Catherine, parish customer service manager Howard Whiteley explained that JPS teams had installed 79 new LED lights in Portmore Borough and St Catherine Parish combined.

He also noted the work of crews on the ground, who changed 72 poles across Sainte-Catherine as part of efforts to improve local infrastructure, in light of hurricane season, as well as maintain the general safety standards.

In the neighboring parishes of Clarendon and Manchester, JPS reported that a total of 59 streetlights had been repaired for the month of June, with 21 new streetlights being installed in Manchester.

JPS crews were also keen to maintain clear lines, with a total of 60 kilometers of clearing having taken place between the two parishes.

Manchester operations manager Devon Willis noted that parish management has sought to resolve any outstanding issues in the parish.

Likewise, Clarendon’s head of customer service, Kareen Jackson, has pledged to escalate all questions from the board with the aim of resolving them.

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