JPS must stay! Residents protest closure of Portmore outlet

March 04, 2021
On this placard a resident notes that they rather join the line than pay online.

Scores of persons led by Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas, took to the Portmore Mall in St Catherine this morning to stage a protest against the impending closure of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) outlet at the popular shopping mall.

According to the protestors the closure will negatively impact residents, especially seniors who are not tech-savvy with online bill payment.

With the closure, they say Portmore residents will now have to travel to Spanish Town to access another JPS outlet.

JPS had indicated that it would be closing seven offices on a phased basis starting on March 8.

In addition to Portmore, the JPS offices in Clarendon, St Elizabeth, Westmoreland, St Mary, St Thomas, and east parade in Kingston are to be closed.

JPS said that the exercise is to be completed by April 1, and only the Bill Express sections and courtesy phones to call the JPS call centre will remain. 

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