Monthly Archives: July 2012

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JPS licence not exclusive, court rules

THE Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the all-island licence held by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is not exclusive, paving the way for other players to enter the market for distribution of electricity. The ruling by Justice Bryan Sykes was immediately hailed by Hugh Wildman, attorney for the claimants, as a major victory. "It is [...]

By | 2012-07-31T09:37:39+00:00 July 31st, 2012|

CURE SCORES VICTORY FOR JAMAICAN CONSUMERS

Citizens United to Reduce Electricity (CURE) is celebrating the landmark decision handed down in the Jamaica Supreme Court today in which the monopoly license of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was declared invalid and illegal. The ruling comes almost one year after CURE initiated a class action suit challenging the JPS

By | 2012-07-31T09:29:32+00:00 July 31st, 2012|

Court Rules JPS Exclusive License Not Valid

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator Supreme Court Judge Bryan Sykes has ruled that the monopoly power distribution license granted to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is not valid. In his ruling handed down a short while ago, Justice Sykes said the minister does not have the power to grant a license on terms which prevent [...]

By | 2012-07-31T09:25:20+00:00 July 31st, 2012|

Paulwell to visit Korea/Japan on power liberalisation mission

ENERGY and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell will be travelling to Japan and South Korea this year to discuss liberalisation of the national power grid with the major overseas shareholders in the Jamaica Public Service (JPS). Speaking in the sectoral debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Paulwell said that he will be travelling to [...]

By | 2012-07-30T09:26:23+00:00 July 30th, 2012|

Paulwell to visit Korea/Japan on power liberalisation mission

ENERGY and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell will be travelling to Japan and South Korea this year to discuss liberalisation of the national power grid with the major overseas shareholders in the Jamaica Public Service (JPS). Speaking in the sectoral debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Paulwell said that he will be travelling to [...]

By | 2012-07-28T12:27:20+00:00 July 28th, 2012|

Gov’t Facilitating Investment in Renewable Energy

The Government of Jamaica has taken steps towards creating a legislative and regulatory framework that will facilitate investment in the renewable energy sector. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell made the announcement on July 24, during his 2012/13 Sectoral Presentation in Parliament. Minister Paulwell said renewables represent the shortest route to [...]

By | 2012-07-27T10:39:05+00:00 July 27th, 2012|

Samsung Snags LNG Project

Phillip Paulwell, minister of science, technology, energy and mining. New cellphone, fibre-optic licence for auction Philip Paulwell, minister of science, technology, energy and mining, said Tuesday that South Korean company Samsung has emerged the preferred bidder to develop Jamaica's liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure. He otherwise announced that Jamaica will auction off a new cellular [...]

By | 2012-07-25T11:32:15+00:00 July 25th, 2012|