Dark areas on Airport Road, Friars Hill Road, parts of the City of St. John’s, and several villages including Liberta and Golden Grove will receive proper lighting soon.
Dark areas in several public schools throughout the country are also to be lit.
The Electricity Manager of APUA told the Cabinet this week, that seven hundred lights are available for deployment; and, in some instances, APUA has arranged to have holes dug to accommodate the forms on which the lights will be erected.
200 lights are solar powered and 500 will have to be connected to the electricity supply.
The APUA has also ordered 1,000 additional lights that will arrive in Antigua before the end of the year; many of these will be deployed early in the New Year.
The Electricity Manager says electricity rates are the lowest in the Caribbean, save for Trinidad and Tobago—an oil-producing country where the cost of energy is exceedingly low.
APUA’s General Manager also indicated that a water supply schedule is published daily and that APUA personnel report on the provision of water to districts on the radio, each weekday.
Cabinet announced Thursday that the commercial center of St. John’s will be decorated with colored lights for Christmas. They are being ordered now to make their erection possible in time for the Christmas Holidays.
Meanwhile, the APUA INET Manager indicated that prices at APUA are competitive and that it is exceedingly difficult for APUA to retrieve its expenses were it to lower costs any further.
“APUA continues to invest in Broadband services; and, fiber will soon be available in the South of the island, where the conduits are being laid as the roadways are being resurfaced, according to the Cabinet notes.