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St Catherine parish council to help fishermen get electricity

Published:Thursday | January 8, 2015 | 10:09 AM

The St Catherine Parish Council says it will be seeking to fast track the process of restoring power to the Old Harbour Fishing village.

Last year, the Jamaica Public Service Company removed electricity supply to the fishing village because of alleged irregularities.

On Monday, several fishermen complained that the lack of various upgrades including the restoration of electricity in addition to the building of 40 new shops have not yet been affecting their business.

Speaking to The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre yesterday, the chairman of the St Catherine Parish Council, Norman Scott, said the lack of electricity at the fishing village is a major concern.

He says he has instructed the parish manager to write to the Ministry of Local Government and the Jamaica Public Service Company for answers on how the electricity can be restored.

The chairman of the parish council says he will be examining the reasons for the delay in the construction of 40 new shops at the village.

Meanwhile, president of the fisherman’s council, Henley Banton, says his colleagues should accept some responsibility for the condition of the facility.

He says some fishermen have not been paying their fees which are needed to maintain the facility.


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