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JPS Customers to See Decrease in Fuel and IPP Charge This Month

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JPS customers will see a marginal decrease in their bills this month, as a result of a lower Fuel & Independent Power Producer (IPP) charge.

The Fuel & IPP Charge on August bills is $25.795 per kilowatt-hour, compared to $27.546 per kWh in July. This means that a residential customer, who consistently uses 165 kWh, will see a reduction of approximately 4.19 per cent in his or her bill this month. This customer’s bill will move from $6,641.88 in July to $6,363.58 in August.

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Four Additional Locally Transmitted Cases of Chikungunya Confirmed

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed another four locally transmitted cases of Chikungunya. Director, Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse said the positive results were received today from samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).  This brings the total number of confirmed cases for Jamaica to eight - six from local transmission and two imported.

"The Ministry will continue with its public education and intense vector control activities including fogging of the surrounding areas and communities in which the affected persons reside," Dr. DuCasse said.\

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