Another One Bites the Dust – Digicel Increases Rates!

March 25th, 2018

Why is it that every time that I turn around some thing else costs more than it did the day before? I remember a time not to long ago when the phone companies were in a heated rush to see who could offer their customers the lowest rates not just on phone calls but on [...]

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LIME Call Charges Plummet!!

June 10th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Are exorbitant cellular phone rates a thing of the past? Well that is what it seems like as the cost for making calls on a cellular phone has seen significant decrease over the last couple of months. The recent pronouncement by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) of [...]

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Cellular Phone rates fall as Consumers’ celebrate!!

June 4th, 2013

Recently, consumers have been besieged by a number of negative reports about the state of the Jamaican economy. At every corner, there are more bills to pay and more money needed to pay them. Even using the cellular phone was becoming irritating as persons would often have the phone but could not afford to buy [...]

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What you need to know before you rent a car!

May 28th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Recently the rental car industry has been featured prominently in the news. There has been much concern by the police at the ease in which cars are rented by unscrupulous persons who use them to aid them in their criminal activities. The consensus is that more needs to [...]

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How safe are credit cards?

May 25th, 2013

I have always thought that credit cards were relatively safe. I guess I felt this way because before the cashier swiped the card for payment, the consumer’s signature was checked against some form of identification. I felt this security feature made it harder for persons who steal or find lost cards able to use them [...]

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Consumers brace for increase in water bills

May 5th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer The slogan on my water bill reads, ‘A small price for a big service’. I wonder what qualifies as a ‘small price’? These days nothing is small and certainly not my water bills. The average water bill varies depending on the consumption level of the household as well [...]

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