JPS Reports 525 Streetlights Stolen Since 2021 Began

A report from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) stated that approximately 525 streetlights were stolen across the island since this year began.

Thieves are reducing the benefits customers of the Company should be enjoying even though JPS reached an important milestone, they had approximately 80 percent smart LED lights installed. The company is aware of the importance of the lights for the Jamaicans who need to be on the roads at nights. 

The senior vice president, energy delivery is now encouraging people who know anything about the theft to report it to JPS or the police.

The company continues with the upgrading and repairing of defective streetlights. The streetlight theft has been going on mainly in Portmore, Guy’s Hill and Linstead in St Catherine, Montego Bay in St James, Port Maria in St Mary and Ocho Rios in St Ann.

The thieves even removed the lights that were just placed on the newly constructed road in Kingston, it was built to bypass three miles and a part of Spanish Town Road.

However, a number of the streetlights and the electrical wires too, were stolen by these thieves, according to the company.

There has been a scam that is being used by the thieves to get money from people as they ask for contributions towards fixing defective streetlights. The JPS wants all Jamaicans to know that they didn’t send anyone out to collect money on their behalf.

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