JPS disconnects Trelawny squatters
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has disconnected 24 houses on lands in Cooper’s Pen District, Trelawny.
JPS Parish Manager for Trelawny, Marvin Campbell, says several years ago the JPS had provided the occupants with Conditional Contracts for electricity.
He says this was done on the condition that once the registered owner or owners for the land came forward, the JPS would disconnect the supply.
He says this is a temporary arrangement that allows persons to get legitimate service, while preventing illegal connections which put life and property at risk.
The JPS says the registered owner for the land has now taken steps to regain possession, and has therefore requested that the service to the occupants be terminated.
The JPS says earlier this year, it sent written notification to the customers, advising them to provide documentation proving they had a right to occupy the premises or the JPS would have no option but to disconnect.
The Company says the occupants did not present any proof of ownership and therefore it proceeded with disconnection yesterday.
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