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JPS accepts apology from West Kingston MP

Published: Thursday March 28, 2013 | 6:35 pm Comments 0
JPS president and CEO, Kelly Tomblin - File Photo
JPS president and CEO, Kelly Tomblin - File Photo
Desmond McKenzie, West Kingston MP - File Photo
Desmond McKenzie, West Kingston MP - File Photo

The head of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Kelly Tomblin, has accepted an apology by West Kingston Member of Parliament, Desmond McKenzie, issued on behalf of Tivoli Gardens residents after work crews were attacked in the community.

The JPS had reported that over the weekend, its teams were involved in an extensive exercise to clean-up breaches of its system in Tivoli when they were stoned.

JPS said additional police support had to be called in to ensure the safety of the crews and equipment.

In accepting the apology, Tomblin said this is the kind of political leadership needed to address what she called a volatile situation.

However, she noted that people could get hurt if situations like these do not come to an end.

Tomblin said JPS representatives met with a group from the community, in an effort to develop a mutually beneficial solution to their challenges.

The Company said it also looks forward to working alongside other political representatives and stakeholders.

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