Utility Customers Reap Almost $130m Through OUR-Led Actions

Last year, utility customers benefited from payouts of $129 million as a result of breaches of the Guaranteed Standards as well as credits and compensation secured for them by the Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) . The OUR disclosed yesterday that the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and [...]

By | 2018-04-24T18:51:07+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

Advocates Advised To Maintain Gender And Climate Change Body

  The effort to mainstream gender in climate change considerations while cementing the place of women in decision-making in that arena has a supporter in Dr James Fletcher, recent head of the CARICOM Task Force on Sustainable Development. "Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, particularly in small-island developing states. Anytime here in Saint Lucia, [...]

By | 2017-01-17T22:48:19+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

JPS Says 20,000 Customers Still Without Power Due To Heavy Winds

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says at least 20,000 customers are still without power due to the impact of heavy winds across Jamaica. The heavy winds are being caused by a Cold Front which is affecting the island. Corporate Communications Officer at the JPS, Audrey Williams, says the restoration efforts by work crews are [...]

By | 2017-01-11T00:37:35+00:00 January 11th, 2017|

Financially Speaking | Jamaica’s Spectacular LNG Record

  Lest we forget, Jamaica has been trying to strike deals to migrate to liquefied natural gas (LNG), and failing at it spectacularly, for well over a decade. It all began four prime ministers ago, when Percival James Patterson was in charge and sought to broker a deal with his counterpart, Patrick Manning, in Trinidad [...]

By | 2015-12-07T14:31:08+00:00 December 7th, 2015|


The Petrojam oil refinery in Kingston. Venezuela supplies oil to Jamaica under the PetroCaribe agreement. - File Venezuela's oil production is poised to reverse a dramatic decline that has seen exports fall by nearly half during

By | 2013-03-07T10:01:20+00:00 March 7th, 2013|

Electricity rates up 18 per cent

  ELECTRICITY bills will jump 18 per cent for the average residential customer this month, returning them to their usual levels. After customers benefitted from a one-off, US$3.8-million ($340 million) fuel rebate from Petrojam, a new heat rate target and lower oil prices last month, the fuel rate has returned to levels seen up to [...]

By | 2012-09-19T10:05:04+00:00 September 19th, 2012|