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Dunn refutes reports he admitted to illegally connecting streetlights in St Mary SE

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:09 PM
Dr Norman Dunn - File Photo

The St Mary South East Member of Parliament Dr Norman Dunn is refuting media reports that he admitted to facilitating the illegal connection of streetlights in the constituency ahead of the recent by-election.

In a release to the media this morning, Dunn said he sought assistance through the relevant constituted authority for the streetlights to be installed temporarily.

The St Mary South East Member of Parliament says this was after residents complained of an increase in robberies and other crimes in the area where there was an influx of strangers due to the impending by-election.

This is what Dunn said in the interview with the media house.


South East St Mary MP, Dr. Norman Dunn

In his statement this morning, Dunn insisted that at no point did he admit to illegally connecting the streetlights.

Dunn asserts that the report carried by the media house is a misrepresentation of the facts and expressed disappointment with the reportage.

The MP insists that he’s a law abiding citizens.

The installation of the streetlights reportedly triggered a series of outages, prompting the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to disconnect them.

The JPS has since reinstalled the streetlights.

However, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that Dunn should be held responsible for the illegal connections.

The PNP points out that tampering with the property of the JPS is a breach of the law and the MP should be made to account for his actions, as would any ordinary citizen.