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GOV'T: Be realistic about electricity restoration
2012-10-31 12:11:09 | (0 Comments)
Minister with responsibility for information, Sandrea Falconer is urging Jamaicans to be realistic in their expectations for the restoration of electricity islandwide.
Sandrea Falconer, minister with responsibility for information. File photo
About 70 percent of the country was left without power after the passage of Hurricane Sandy last Wednesday.
Since then, Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has restored power to more than 90 per cent of customers.
But the power company said, up to yesterday, about 36,000 were still in darkness.
Today, while speaking at the post-Cabinet press briefing, Falconer said she would rather wait a while to get electricity restored, knowing that when power is returned itís safe and secure.
She says Jamaicans must be careful not to thrash the company and its employees when they don not deliver as quickly as they would have expected.
According to Falconer, in the United States which is now cleaning up after the passage of Sandy, thereís a projection that many will be without lights for as long as 10 days.
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