Crisis creates opportunity in Portmore
KINGSTON, Jamaica - It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention or crisis creates new opportunities.
Evidence of this was today seen in a section of Portmore, St Catherine today where a resident has used his creativity to earn in the event of widespread power cuts caused by the passage of Hurricane Sandy.
"For just $100 you can get your phone charged," said Richard Linton, who has set up a small charging station under a bus shed close to the Christian Gardens community.
Linton uses two car batteries which he hooks up to his car and then connects them to an inverter which charges the phones.
"You can't sit down and complain you in a situation you have to try and solve it and earn some money," said Linton.
He was surrounded by several residents eager to get their dead cell phones charged by the novel invention.