Monthly Archives: December 2010


Government agencies in Jamaica run high electricity bills

Image via Wikipedia Government departments and institutions accounted for up to $11 billion, or approximately $880 million monthly, in electricity costs last year - nearly 15 per cent of the total amount of electricity consumed annually in Jamaica. Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Energy and Mining Minister James Robertson, who disclosed this information during a [...]

By | 2010-12-08T13:55:12+00:00 December 8th, 2010|

OUR must protect consumers

Image via Wikipedia The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) in its own inimitable way has sent yet another 'shock wave' to consumers when it announces that, among others, it will now be adding general consumption tax to reconnection charges. Never mind that the disconnection might have resulted in the first place from their actions - i.e., [...]

By | 2010-12-03T15:30:50+00:00 December 3rd, 2010|

DBJ approves $124M in renewable energy loans

Image via Wikipedia THE Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has dismissed reports that there have been no takers for the loans for renewable energy projects for the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector. However, it has admitted that clients have experienced challenges in taking up the loans, which are disbursed through approved financial institutions [...]

By | 2010-12-03T12:14:17+00:00 December 3rd, 2010|