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UPDATE: Streetlights along Mandela Highway back in operation — NWA

Monday, November 19, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the streetlights along Mandela Highway are back in operation.

The lights became inoperable after circuit breakers were removed by thieves.

Manager of communication and customer services, Stephen Shaw said that the circuit breakers were discovered missing during checks made over the weekend.

He said that he has been advised by the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPSCo) that the necessary repairs have been made and the streetlights are now functional.

Shaw said that unscrupulous characters have been preying on the lighting infrastructure along the Mandela Highway since they have been installed and is appealing to the perpetrators of this activity to stop this practice.

The NWA said thieves have removed not only the circuit breakers but have also stolen street lamps and wires since the commencement of works along the Mandela Highway, which is undergoing a US$65 – million upgrade.

The agency is also, encouraging the public to be vigilant and to report individuals that are observed engaging in these practices to the police or directly to it.

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