Monthly Archives: October 2012


JPS lists communities receiving power today

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, [...]

By | 2012-10-26T14:57:00+00:00 October 26th, 2012|

JPS, fix the broken pole, Windward Road residents plea

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 [...]

By | 2012-10-26T14:16:21+00:00 October 26th, 2012|

Oil price falls as Sandy nears US

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.

By | 2012-10-26T14:13:20+00:00 October 26th, 2012|

Petrojam to slash some gas prices

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 [...]

By | 2012-10-26T10:32:48+00:00 October 26th, 2012|


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 [...]

By | 2012-10-26T10:23:21+00:00 October 26th, 2012|