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First 100kW free for all

Published:Tuesday | May 27, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Mr Garnett Roper's article in The Sunday Gleaner on May 25, 2014, 'Power thieves affirming principle', explains in detail Jamaica's dilemma with the stealing of electricity.

I would like to suggest that the Government and JPS work out a system whereby 'ALL' householders will have the first 100kW of electricity free of charge, and then increase the following kilowatts to cover the free kilowatts. This will encourage the 'throw-up people' to get on the grid, making it easier for the remaining holdouts to be found and prosecuted.

Free kilowatts is a case of giving a little to save a lot. We can't just wait and hope that the problem will go away. It gets worse every day.

KEITH HOBBINS

khobbins@cwjamaica.com