Tag: Office of Utilities Regulation

876 and 658: The history behind Jamaica’s area code

Jamaica has a new area code: 658. It became necessary for Jamaica to get an additional Numbering Plan Area (NPA) code, commonly called an area code, as the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), which is responsible for Numbering Administration in Jamaica, moves

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

Green Light For New Phone Firm – Holness Rejects OCG Recommendation, Grants Cellular Licence To Holding Company. The true beneficiaries of Jamaica’s third cellular licence remain under a cloud as the Government has admitted that in doing its due diligence, it

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 12, 2016

Growth Delay – Vaz Appeals For Patience, Says Council’s Report May Be Ready Today. The Economic Growth Council (EGC) missed its August 31 deadline to submit its plans for growing the economy, but Daryl Vaz, the Government’s point man on investments,

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

Good As GOLD – Two Down, One To Go. There, will never be another like him, and as the Jamaican sprinter closed another chapter of a book coated in gold, he became the first in what, for him, was also a

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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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5 Facts: JPS Submission For Tariff Adjustment 2016

In a media release issued May 19th, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) announced that the Jamaica Public Service Company has made a submission for its annual tariff adjustment for 2016. Below are 5 facts released by the OUR about JPS’

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 11, 2016

Royal Mess – Probe Launched Into Collapse At Hotel Construction Site In Negril. Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to yesterday’s collapse of decking at the Blue Diamond Royalton

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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 – December 10, 2015

Hanna Misled – CDA Accused Of Giving Minister Wrong Info On Removal Of State Wards. Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has indicated that the Child Development Agency (CDA) gave her misleading information that the manager of the Sunshine Child Care

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 8, 2015

Parties Flagged – Inaction Pushes Political Ombudsman To Seek Police, NSWMA Aid In Removing Paraphernalia. Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she is unhappy that the general secretaries of the two major political parties have, to date, failed to take steps

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