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Hundreds left without Internet in Hellshire, $1.1m worth of cable stolen

Published:Tuesday | December 23, 2014 | 12:14 PM
LIME head of security Christopher Bryan (right) assesses cable that was cut along the Johnson Hill main road in Hellshire, Portmore. A policeman looks on. – Jermaine Barnaby photo

Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Thieves have made off with approximately $1.1 million worth of LIME cables from light posts in Hellshire, St Catherine.

The theft of over 400 meters of cable has left hundreds of persons without Internet and landline telephone service in the communities of Johnson Hill, Upper Fort A and B, Cannon Ridge and Edge Hill, in Hellshire, St Catherine.

Head of Security at Lime, Christopher Bryan says it's likely that the cables were stolen by thieves wishing to sell it in the scrap metal trade.

He says the company has been engaging with stakeholders in the government and in communities in an attempt to halt the theft.

However, he says the practice which is costing the company millions persists.

Bryan says the company is working to ensure that the service is restored ahead of the Christmas holidays.

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