Credit extended until November 1
News from Gas retailers, financial institutions … – Jamaica Gleaner:

A sign at a gas station announces the credit card reprieve.

Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

Amid immense concern from the public about the plan to stop accepting Visa and MasterCard for petrol purchases, the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) decided to postpone the move until November 1. The decision was taken shortly before the planned implementation date of October 1.

In the meantime, ongoing meetings and consultations are scheduled to take place this month with members of the Bankers Association and other stakeholders giving their input on the final decision.

Newly appointed JGRA President Derrick Thompson, who took office on September 6, noted that the decision to postpone was taken following extensive input by various players. The president also stated that if there was a reduction in processing fees by banks, then gasolene retailers would continue to accept credit cards.

Automotives reported last month that as of October 1, service stations that fall within the ambit of the JGRA (which is at least 85 per cent of the country’s service stations), would no longer accept MasterCard or Visa credit cards for fuel sales. In August, members of the association decided to take this stance as part of cost-saving measures. There had also been reports…………… continues on Gas retailers, financial institutions … – Jamaica Gleaner

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No accounting for East’s credit cards
News from Aurora Beacon News:

Jerome Roberts, Superintendent of Schools East Aurora School District 131

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Among the
charges…

The charges by school administrators on East Aurora School District credit cards from June 2011 to June 2012 included:

$ 135 — Caesars Advance Deposit Atlantic City, N.J.

$ 397 — for an undersink organizer at Garden Ridge

$ 83 — at a TJ Maxx in Wisconsin

$ 66 — at a Walmart in Wisconsin

Updated: October 7, 2012 3:03AM

AURORA — On the city’s East Side, the new school year kicked off with East Aurora School Board President Annette Johnson saying she had “lost trust” for some of the district’s administrators.

Now, more details of the School District’s finances have begun to unravel. East Aurora Superintendent Jerome Roberts said that the district doe…………… continues on Aurora Beacon News

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