Govt to Clear Multi-Billion Dollar JPS Debt by End of Financial Year

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Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie says by the end of this financial year, for the first time in Jamaica’s history, the Government will pay off all monies owed to the Jamaica Public Service company for streetlights.

McKenzie is lauding the Finance Ministry for a multi-billion dollar allocation to paying off the debt.

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Minister McKenzie says significant moves have been made since 2016 to install streetlights and make communities more secure. But he says a lot of work is left to be done.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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