Tag Archives: Jamaica Public Service Company

JPS Announces Debt Amnesty

The Jamaica Public Service Company, (JPS) has announced a Debt Amnesty Programme. Under the initiative, delinquent customers will be able to negotiate up to 70% off arrears to the power company. Customers in the Residential and Small Commercial categories, who owe in excess of $50,000 as at August 31 this year and had their service disconnected, will qualify to apply ...

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JPS Employs 100 Students For The Summer

100 students from secondary and tertiary institutions across the island commenced their seven-week summer employment with JPS on Monday, in a Summer Employment Programme valued at j$4 Million. As JPS continues to play its part in the development of Jamaica’s youth, the company has over the years employed students during the summer. The Students will be placed at JPS locations ...

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Tax on Electricity Begins This Month

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is advising its customers that it will begin applying the tax on electricity this month. The JPS says a General Consumption Tax of 16.5% will be charged to residential customers who use more than 350 kilowatt hours of energy. The re-introduction of GCT on electricity was announced by Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, as part ...

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JPS To Refund J$1 Billion To Its Customers

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has again found itself on the receiving end of an unfavourable decision by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), after it was yesterday slapped with an order to refund close to $1 billion to customers. The sum is for charges made to customers’ accounts from March to December 2013 for foreign exchange adjustment on ...

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JPS Made Nearly J$3 Billion Profit in 2014

The Jamaica Public Service Company made US$25.5 million in profits in 2014, Kelly Tomblin, the utility company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), has announced. “JPS has got its legs back again,” the CEO said at a media briefing held at the company’s New Kingston offices yesterday. She said the US$25.5 million, or nearly J$2.9 billion, represents a return on ...

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Jamaican Government Owes Huge JPS Bill

It has been revealed that the Jamaican Government and a long list of its agencies and departments have racked up j$5.2 billion in unpaid electricity bills. The debt is owed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) by more than 4,500 government and quasi government institutions. A government source told RJR News that agency heads continue to express concern about ...

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JPS Bills To Reduce This Month Due To Oil Prices

Customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) will see a further reduction in electricity bills this month. The latest cut is as a result of the electricity company passing on the reduction in fuel costs. This comes just after a determination by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) that JPS should cut electricity rates by 1% to 5%. The ...

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The OUR To Mandate JPS Rate Decrease

Customers of the Jamaica Public Service, Jamaica’s electricity distributor, will get a further reduction in electricity rates. The reduction is expected to average 1% across each category of customers. Residential customers will get the biggest decrease in their electricity rates. It will average about 4%. Business customers will see a 1% decline. The announcement is expected to be made by ...

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JPS Increases Deposits For New Accounts

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has increased the deposit for new residential customers by over 233%, as of this month. (August) The $5,000 fee means that all new customers seeking to establish electrical connections will be required to pay up to $3,500 more than the previous $1,500 charged by the utility company. The power company has also tagged a ...

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JPS Customers To Get Millions in Refunds

The Jamaica Public Service Company says it is currently distributing more than $84 million in annual interest payments and deposit refunds to customers whose accounts are up to date. In a release yesterday, the JPS indicated that customers would receive payments on the security deposits on their electricity accounts between November and December. “Although security deposits are required by all ...

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