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JGRA compiling compensation claims for members affected in bad gas saga

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 9:39 AM
Leonard Green says he welcomes the decision of the government to look into compensation.

The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) says it has started to compile claims for compensation by members affected by the bad gas saga. 

The disclosure from the JGRA president, Leonard Green, comes less than a day after the government indicated that it is looking to seek compensation for motorists who purchased bad gas. 

The JGRA head says he welcomes the decision of the government to look into compensation. 

Green notes that the association has been lobbying from the start of the saga for compensation not just for motorists, but also for retailers. 


JGRA president, Leonard Green speaking on Monday on RJR's Beyond the Headlines

Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, disclosed yesterday that the government is looking at sponsoring a class action suit on behalf of consumers. 

Paulwell told The Gleaner on Monday that Cabinet gave the greenlight for such an undertaking after the three-member committee that he will be chairing prepares its report.

Other members of the committee are Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton and Attorney General Patrick Atkinson.

Paulwell says the work of the committee will be influenced by the  current gas probe from which a report is due to be submitted by January 31.