Tag Archives: JPS

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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Credit Card Registration Now Required To Pay JPS Bills Online

JPS now requires customers to register their credit cards in order to pay their bills on its online platform as a result of increased fraudulent activities on its website. In an advisory to customers, JPS said it is improving the security on its ‘myJPS’ payment faci-lity to protect them and registration was part of that process. You will only need ...

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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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OUR Makes JPS Reduce Electricity Rates By 2%

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has rejected an application by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for a rate increase. The OUR has instead taken a decision to reduce electricity rates by an average of 2%. JPS says it received official word from the OUR yesterday after months of deliberating on the application to increase the non-fuel rates payable ...

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JPS December Bills To Go Down By 2%

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) customers will see a 2% reduction in their December bills when compared with the rate charged last month, according to the light and power company. This follows an 8% reduction in last month’s bill. This month, the JPS said it would again pass on lower fuel costs to customers as a result of continuing decreases in ...

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