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  • Within a few weeks, the Government will be switching on electricity in the community of Barry in St. Catherine.
  • The project is being undertaken through the Rural Electrification Programme (REP).
  • Discussions are being held to ensure that other areas of the parish, which now do not have electricity, are provided with the commodity.

Within a few weeks, the Government will be switching on electricity in the community of Barry in St. Catherine, providing residents with the commodity for the first time.

The project is being undertaken through the Rural Electrification Programme (REP) in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining.

Portfolio Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who made the announcement on Wednesday, February 12, as he addressed the opening of the Top Mountain Computer and Internet Access Point in the parish, said that all the wiring has been completed.

“Those wires are live; we just need to formally have the switching on ceremony, and we plan to do that in another couple of weeks,” he said.

He informed that discussions are being held to ensure that other areas of the parish, which now do not have electricity, are provided with the commodity.

“We have to bring electricity to some places that don’t have it. The Prime Minister commanded me that she wants to see light in every nook and cranny of this parish,” he stated.