Barbara Gayle, Staff Reporter
Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman this morning began legal submissions in the class action suit against the Jamaica Public Service Company.
Wildman , who is the lead attorney for the group, argued before Justice Bryan Sykes that the Electric Lighting Act gave the Minister the power to grant licences to multi players.
He pointed out it is unfair for the Minister to have granted a licence to JPS and say his hands are tied in granting licences to others.
And the attorney further argued that the Minister breached the Act in granting JPS exclusive licences.
Wildman wants a declaration that the Act was breached.
The suit was filed by a group of disgruntled JPS customers who are challenging the legality of the licence held by the JPS.
There have been mounting calls for the government to end the JPS monopoly on electricity distribution, amid increasing electricity bills and complaints about poor customer service.