JPS to Send 300 Workers to St. Elizabeth for Power Restoration

Over the coming weeks, 300 workers will be deployed to complete electricity restoration in St. Elizabeth.

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) announced that full restoration for customers in the parish will take up to a month as they repair and rebuild sections of the network.

St. Elizabeth suffered the most from Hurricane Beryl last week, leading to a complete blackout.

This morning, parts of the parish began receiving power again. According to Audrey Williams, Public Relations Manager at JPS, critical facilities such as the Black River Hospital have been restored.


JPS has also restored electricity to 90% of the country’s hospitals and major healthcare facilities.

However, the Lionel Town and Spaldings hospitals in Clarendon, the Alexandria Community Hospital in St. Ann, and major health facilities in St. Thomas are still without power.

JPS plans to restore service to these facilities within the next 24 to 48 hours.

As of Monday morning, 84% of customers islandwide were reconnected.

Restoration teams continue to work across all parishes to restore service to the remaining customers.

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