October 2012

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Public Service Company says it has restored power to two-thirds of its customers.

The company has released a list of the areas in which it is currently working and which may get electricity today.

 

KINGSTON & ST ANDREW

Sections of New Kingston & Downtown Kingston, Pembroke Hall, Cooreville Gardens, Stony Hill, Lady Musgrave Road, Belvedere, Above Rocks, Sligoville, Swain Spring, Shooters Hill, Coopers Hill, Forest Hill, Rock Hall, Plantation Heights, Havendale, Smokey Vale, Meadowbrook, Red Hillls, Oakridge, Armour Heights, Norbrook Drive, Long Lane, Hermitage, Orange Grove, Mount Airy, Castle, Manor Park, Waterworks, Kingsway, Hope Road, Molynes Road, Red Hills Road and surrounding areas.

ST CATHERINE

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Residents along Windward Road today renewed pleas for the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to fix a broken utility pole in the area

The residents said that while they are aware the JPS continues work to remove downed utility poles across the island, they feel the broken pole is in need of urgent attention.

They fear the wires may be energised, posing serious threat to passersby.

“The pole is hanging over the roadway and we fear it may fall at any time and damage a member of the public,” resident Foster Dawkins

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NEW YORK, USA (AP) – The price of oil is down slightly as the market eyes a massive storm heading for the US East Coast with the potential to force refinery closures and delays in import deliveries.

Benchmark oil fell 9 cents to US$85.96 per barrel Friday.

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(file photo JPS corporate HQ)

Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has reported that more than 60 percent of

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Petrojam, the state owned oil refinery, has announced that it will cut the prices of some products, effective Friday.

The price of E10-87 and E10-90 gasoline will go down by J$2.45 while that for diesel will be reduced by $2.30.

The price cut for kerosene oil will be $1.59.

Propane cooking gas however rises by 51 cents while $1.04 has been added to the price of butane gasoline.

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Residents of the Lawrence Tavern community walk by downed power lines adjacent to the police station in the town square. Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
Residents of the Lawrence Tavern community walk by downed power lines adjacent to the police station in the town square. Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Rural parishes will have to wait for power

RESIDENTS OF several rural parishes may have to endure a long, dark weekend.

Winsome Callum, head of corporate communication at the light and power company, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), said this was as a result of damage to “critical elements of the transmission system” in rural areas resulting from the passage of Hurricane Sandy.

“Right now, the parishes that are likely to take several days, into the weekend possibly, are St Ann, St Mary, St Thomas and Portland,” Callum said.

She told