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OCHO RIOS St Ann - Residents in Alderton, near Claremont, in the parish are angry at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) claiming that the light and power company can do h much more to restore electricity to the community.
The residents in their anger blocked roads in the community Tuesday.
According to a community member, residents are upset because the level of damage in the community is minimal, with only one power line down.
“There is unrest (in the community). There is a stigma thing,” a man identified only as Mr Benjamin told the Observer.
”We rear chickens. Everybody trying to use a ‘Delco’ [generator], but it is not working,” he said.
Benjamin added that community members were angered after a JPS worker allegedly told them to “go and get the fallen power line out of a precipice”.
Community members are said to be further upset as they claim neighbouring communities, with much greater extent of damage, have had power restored.
“Three communities that have worse damaged have got electricity. That is where the gross (problem) is,” Benjamin insisted.
Speculations are that residents may again take to the streets if electricity is not restored.
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