The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development wishes to advise the public that the Street Light Hotline has been established effective since July 1, 2013. The Honorable Minister, Noel Arscott announced in Parliament on June 10, 2013 that his Ministry would establish a hotline for the public to call and report non-functioning or mal-functioning street lights.
Information gathered by the street light audit team, suggests that The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is making payments for lights that are not functional and as such we are now working more closely with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to ensure concurrence between the number of operational streetlights and the amounts being paid for. Once the report is taken by the hotline operator, it is then compiled and sent to the Jamaica Public Service Company, who should effect repairs to these street lights within fourteen (14) days.
The hotline has been in existence for less than three weeks and the line has already been flooded with calls of complaints and as well as commendations. Citizens who wish to report defective street lights should call 1-888-991-4617 and provide the operator with the pole number, pole location and the duration for which the street light has been defective.