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CURE given final leave to challenge JPS licence

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:48 PM

The Court of Appeal has given lobby group, Citizens United to Reduce Electricity (CURE), final leave to go to Jamaica’s final court, the United Kingdom-based Privy Council, to challenge the licence granted to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS).

The parties appeared in court this morning to finalise certain documents.

Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman who is representing CURE, says he expects to send off the legal documents for the appeal this week.

The appeal court had initially given CURE leave to go to the Privy Council in January.

In granting the application at that time, the court said the matter is of great public importance.

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

However, the JPS appealed and the Court of Appeal ruled that the licence is valid.

CURE is seeking to get the ruling overturned by the Privy Council.