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Media Release – Professor Alvin Wint is New OUR Chairman

Professor Alvin Wint Appointed New OUR Chairman, effective 2022 March 16. (KINGSTON, Jamaica; 2022 May 2): Former Chairman of the Generation Procurement Entity (GPE), Professor Alvin Wint has been appointed the new Chairman of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) by Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, for five (5) years, effective Continue Reading

Media Release – NWC 2022 ANPAM is not a rate increase

NWC’s 2022 Annual Price Adjustment Mechanism (ANPAM) is Not a Rate Increase   (Kingston, Jamaica: 2022 May 2): The recent annual adjustment and resetting of base rates and indices used to determine the Price Adjustment Mechanism (PAM) for the National Water Commission (NWC), does not represent approval by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) of Continue Reading

Media Release – OUR updates Number Portability Guidelines

(Kingston, Jamaica: 2022 April 28): The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), pursuant to powers conferred in the Telecommunications (Number Portability) Rules, 2014, has made a number of changes to the guidelines for the porting of telephone numbers. These changes are contained in the OUR’s “Review of the Number Portability Framework – Industry Number Portability Guidelines Continue Reading

Media Release – OUR Issues Further Cease and Desist Order to JPS

OUR Issues Another Cease and Desist Order to JPS on Widespread Community Outage (KINGSTON, Jamaica; 2022 January 25): The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has issued a further Directive to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) to “Cease and Desist” the curtailment of service to communities where it has implemented its Transformer Protection Programme Continue Reading

Media Release – OUR to verify computation of JPS bill increase

(KINGSTON, Jamaica; 2021 December 17): The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has received correspondence from the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) regarding steep increases in fuel costs and other related charges that are expected to impact customers’ bills in the coming months. Specifically, JPS is attributing the increases to the: Higher commodity prices for Continue Reading