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JPS - more than problems with stolen electricity

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 12:16 AM

Five ex-pats, living in Jamaica and then away for four to six months, have been informed that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot 'speak' with our banks via the Internet for an unknown reason. Consequently, some of us are now being informed that because we cannot register your cards and JPS is unable to 'communicate with them', we must figure out another way to pay our electricity bills.

What? If JPS cannot communicate with those banks, why is it that we are all able to use the ABMs, and accrue charges at restaurants and other places throughout Jamaica? That means the problem is limited to JPS and its information technology department.

Once again, it appears that Jamaica is being pummelled by its own Jamaican business ineptitude. It lessens my respect for any corporation that is more set on 'how it looks' than 'what it does'.

JAMES PRIESTER

jameswpriester@gmail.com