Sun | Jan 20, 2019

Caricel experiences growth despite legal woes

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 2:36 PM
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Despite the ongoing legal battle with the Government Caricel Jamaica is reporting that its customer base continues to grow.

“Caricel has come a long way and we continue to expand. Caricel is the only truly Jamaican telecommunications company and it is our mission to provide Jamaicans with first class services at an affordable price,” Caricel’s CEO Lowell Lawrence said in a statement on Wednesday.

Caricel has reported that it now serves more than 15,000 clients.

In March last year, then Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley informed the House of Representatives that the government will move to revoke the telecommunications license granted to Caricel’s parent company, Symbiote Investments Limited.

The Supreme Court in December 2018 granted the Government the go-ahead to complete the revocation of Caricel’s license, but a later ruling by the Court of Appeal temporarily halted the shutdown of the company.

READ: Appeal Court temporarily halts Caricel shutdown

The Caricel boss has bemoaned his company’s current predicament.

“I truly believe that Caricel has been unfairly treated, and that is why we have and will continue to fight. Jamaicans deserve the same quality of telecoms service available in the developed world, and we remain dedicated to providing that,” Lawrence said.

Attorneys for the Government and Symbiote are expected to return to court on January 14 to determine if the company’s application for leave should be allowed.

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