SCAMaica - Jamaicans masterminds of CARICOM skills certificate fraud

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Jamaicans are the main culprits in an emerging illicit scheme of Caribbean nationals submitting fraudulent skills certificate to obtain the right to work in CARICOM countries, an issue likely to inflame anti-free movement passions to the detriment…

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Thieves drive up light bills by 18% - JPS losses from abstraction top J$9 billion

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Jamaicans would have their electricity bills slashed by as much as 18 per cent if the company were to eliminate power theft, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Emanuel DaRosa, has revealed. The light…

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Vigilantes convicted after beating, cutting scrotum of child molester

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Two men who took the law into their hands and exacted jungle justice on a man who sexually assaulted a girl in their rural community have been convicted of assault charges and could end up in prison. By a 5-1 majority verdict, a jury found Roger…

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Editors’ Forum | Street light misery - Lamp theft draws JPS ire; full LED rollout by 2021

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Unscrupulous persons continue to put commuters’ and residents’ lives at risk by disabling and stealing streetlamps on major thoroughfares. Yet more than a year after criminals strategically stole more than 30 street lamps in one night on Mandela…

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Editors’ Forum | Middle income residents steal spotlight

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The smart meter initiative that records electricity consumption and transmits data to facilitate monitoring and billing is paying additional dividends for the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). “We have a lot more information than we have ever…

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Taxis carry living and dead - Outrage as funeral home rogues hire anything on wheels for hearses

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In a bid to cut costs and drive more business, rogue operators in the competitive funeral home industry have resorted to hiring taxis and other unorthodox vehicles to transport bodies. The bizarre practice has raised concerns about the spectre of…

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Editors’ Forum | Customers seeing JPS in a new light – survey

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The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has historically been burned by harsh criticisms from customers dissatisfied with the service offered by the utility company, but top-level executives last week said that things are slowly changing. “When we…

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Editors’ Forum | JPS swapping big stick for carrot - Power provider drives up compliance in high-theft areas

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Still vigorously committed to the fight against electricity theft, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has softened its approach even as it maintains a hard line in the drive to curb illegal abstraction. Generations of Jamaicans, especially…

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Middle income residents steal spotlight

Gleaner on April 14th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The smart meter initiative that records electricity consumption and transmits data to facilitate monitoring and billing is paying additional dividends for the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). “We have a lot more information than we have ever…

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JPS swapping big stick for carrot - Power provider drives up compliance in high-theft areas

Gleaner on April 14th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Still vigorously committed to the fight against electricity theft, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has softened its approach even as it maintains a hard line in the drive to curb illegal abstraction. Generations of Jamaicans, especially…

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