Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Authorities step up search for oil offshore Jamaica

The search for oil offshore southern Jamaica continues as a second series of exploration activities, specifically 2D seismic surveys, are expected to begin before the end of this week. The exploration activities, which are being underatken by Tullow Oil — an independent oil and gas exploration and production company based in the United Kingdom — [...]

By | 2017-03-25T16:29:54+00:00 March 25th, 2017|

Solar Disconnect – JPS And Renewable Energy Providers At Odds Over Impact On Consumers

From left: Renford Smith, Marcus Grant and Alan Searchwell connecting the electrical components of a solar panel at the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab in Rose Hill, Manchester, recently. As the debate intensifies over the possible rate increases which could face Jamaicans as more and more customers leave the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) grid, [...]

By | 2017-03-18T20:09:45+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

TOMBLIN REJECTS ‘SCARE TACTICS’ ACCUSATION

For full article with audio clips click here President of the Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, Kelly Tomblin, is rejecting claims that she’s using scare tactics to keep businesses from turning to renewable sources of energy. In an interview yesterday on Nationwide This Morning, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Buzz Jamaica, Jason Robinson, accused JPS [...]

By | 2017-03-18T20:03:45+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

SOLAR BUZZ CEO ACCUSES JPS OF SCARE TACTICS

For full article with interview  clips click here CEO of Solar Buzz Jamaica, Jason Robinson, says the Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, is using scare tactics to keep businesses from leaving the grid and turning to alternative energy. In a recent interview with the Gleaner newspaper, JPS CEO Kelly Tomblin was quoted as saying that [...]

By | 2017-03-18T20:05:10+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Power Warning – Increased Use Of Renewables Could Burn The Pockets Of Some JPS Customers

A field of photovoltaic solar panels providing alternative to the supply from the JPS. With many local entities turning to solar systems or other renewable systems to reduce their reliance on more expensive energy supplied by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), there is a another indication that persons who remain on the JPS grid [...]

By | 2017-03-18T19:46:12+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Wigton Could Stimulate Renewables Revolution

Hands-on training is a key element of Wigton courses. Here (from left) Renford Smith, Marcus Grant and Alan Searchwell connect the electrical components of a solar panel at the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab in Rose Hill, Manchester, recently. "BY BEING natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them." The Wigton [...]

By | 2017-03-09T21:03:53+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, WHO says

Each year, environmental pollutants cost an estimated 1.7 million lives among children under 5, according to World Health Organization reports released Monday. The causes include unsafe water, lack of sanitation, poor hygiene practices and indoor and outdoor pollution, as well as injuries. The new numbers equate to these pollutants being the cause of one in [...]

By | 2017-03-06T23:50:07+00:00 March 6th, 2017|