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Appeals Court to rule Friday on CURE-JPS case

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 4:19 PM

The Appeals Court is expected to say on Friday whether it will allow a lobby group to take its case against the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to the Privy Council.

The court has completed hearing submissions from the parties in the matter.

CURE is seeking to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling which overturned a Supreme Court decision on the exclusive licence granted to the JPS.

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the JPS all-island electric licence to transmit electricity was null and void.

However, when the JPS appealed, the higher court said the licence is valid.

CURE’s application was heard by three judges including Appeals Court president, Justice Seymour Panton.

Justice Panton was among the judges who ruled that the licence was valid.