Tag: Jamaica Public Service Company

The High Cost of Power: Why Jamaica’s Electricity Is So Expensive (In Layman’s Terms)

“Why is my light bill so high?” “Why am I paying so much for light?” These are not unfamiliar questions for Jamaicans at the end of each month when they receive their electricity bills. A common concern has been the very

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 6, 2016

  Drastic Measures – Radical Changes Coming To Tackle Murder Wave, Says Malahoo Forte. Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has sent a strong signal that the Andrew Holness administration is prepared to make radical changes to cramp the spiralling murder rate,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 30, 2016

Amnesty International Demands Action From West Kingston Report. Amnesty International has thrown its full support behind the just released report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry and is demanding that the Jamaican Government immediately detail how it plans to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 29, 2016

‘Jamaica Is T&T’s ATM’ – Mahfood Slams One-Way CARICOM Benefits. “Jamaica has been the ATM for Trinidad and Tobago.” That’s the claim from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which has indicated that it wants Jamaica to use the upcoming Caribbean

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 22, 2016

Battle Over NHT Funds Begins – Court Case Commences Over PNP’s Decision To Extract $46 Billion. Court case commences over PNP’s decision to extract $46 billion. The Supreme Court is today expected to begin hearing a legal challenge to the decision of…Read

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 17, 2016

Tax Changes For Heavy Fuel Oil Had Minimal Impact On Electricity Bill Increase – Shaw. Reacting to concerns that the raising of taxes on fuel has resulted in the spike in electricity bills consumers will face this month, Finance Minister

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 14, 2016

Big Jump In Light Bills – Consumers Bracing For More Increases. The big 12.8 per cent increase in electricity charges announced by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday is just one more increase consumers said they have been bracing

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 6, 2016

Small Ganja Farmers Overjoyed At Approval Of Regulations. Potential small ganja investors are overwhelmed that regulations to guide Jamaica’s legal cannabis industry have now been approved. Yesterday, a week after being appointed by Cabinet to lead the Cannabis Licensing Authority

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 19, 2016

Power Probe – JPS Responds To Demands For Info On Blackout From Energy Minister And Regulator. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday indicated that it would submit a preliminary report, demanded by Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley and the Office

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 18, 2016

Inside Call Centres: ‘No More Jobs For Life’ – JAMPRO President Comfortable With Attrition Rates Among Call Centre Employees. Concerns about a high turnover rate and low wages in business processing outsourcing (BPO) call centres are being dispelled by officials of

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