JPS notes with concern, the story carried in the media on August 1, 2017 that an illegal connection was discovered by JPS Teams at the Negril Police Station, following an outage caused by a motor vehicle accident in the area on Monday July 31. The Company wishes to point out that although several customers in a neighbouring area, were out of power because of a motor vehicle accident, the Negril Police Station had in fact lost power because of sudden and intense winds, which brought down a tree causing damage to the service wire at the Station.
The Company wishes to state categorically that no illegal connection was discovered at the Negril Police Station, nor did any JPS team member allege that the Negril Police Station has or had, any illegal connection.
Power was restored by the following evening as the Company took the opportunity to do a necessary upgrade to the supply to the police station, which is in keeping with the Company’s practice to undertake maintenance when restoring power following an emergency so as to minimize disruption in supply to our customers.
JPS also wishes to place on record, its appreciation and respect for the work of the police, not just at the Negril Police Station, but the entire Jamaica Constabulary Force, who serve and protect our nation.