Monthly Archives: March 2012


No ease for motorists at gas pumps

MOTORISTS will have to fork out even more cash when they go to the pumps this week as gas prices have increased yet again. The prices of 87 and 90 gasoline have risen by $1.10 and will be sold for $105.94 and $107.59 per litre respectively. Propane Liquid Petroleum gas has increased by 44 cents [...]

By | 2012-03-28T20:41:24+00:00 March 28th, 2012|

Shell Expanding Rockfort Capacity

Shell gas operator, Cool Petroleum is pumping US$2 million (J$175 million) into capacity upgrade of its Rockfort Kingston facility but denies those plans include construction of a refinery despite getting state approval for such a facility. The upgrade will allow Shell, with one of the largest

By | 2012-03-28T20:32:16+00:00 March 28th, 2012|

Gas Prices Up By $1.10

  Gasolene prices will go up by $1.10 this week. Effective tomorrow, it will cost $105.94 to buy a litre of E-10 87 gasolene while E-10 90 gasolene will be sold for $107.59 per litre. In the meantime, the prices of other products have been cut. The price of automotive diesel oil will move down [...]

By | 2012-03-28T20:28:22+00:00 March 28th, 2012|


    THE Government is to get a US$995,000 ($86.6 million) dividend payment from Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) in two weeks. The light and power company notified the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) that its board approved a final ordinary dividend payment of US$5 million payable on April 16, 2012. The Government, through the Accountant [...]

By | 2012-03-27T13:40:42+00:00 March 27th, 2012|

Firm Decision Needed On New Energy Sources To Save Economy

  Rising gasolene prices have become a campaign issue in America, as speculation about tensions in the Middle East has exerted pressure on oil prices. Contenders for the Republican Party nominee are promising to cut America's dependence on foreign oil, exploiting the emotional response of United States (US) consumers to the threat of high fuel [...]

By | 2012-03-27T13:29:49+00:00 March 27th, 2012|

Clearing the air on coal

  LIKE so many of us, I have deep concerns for the preservation of our environment. For how we can balance all the elements to ensure that our basic needs are met - food, shelter, clean drinking water, fresh air. I want it all. But what to do when it appears that the two ideals [...]

By | 2012-03-23T09:24:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|

Gov’t Should Take More Practical Steps To Go Solar

  FORMER MINISTER of Finance Audley Shaw said on Wedsnesday that being absent from government has allowed him the opportunity to engage in deeper thinking. Shaw made the comment while making his contribution to a debate on the third supplementary estimates in the House of Representatives. "I am not going to be intimidated at the [...]

By | 2012-03-23T09:18:24+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|