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Contractor suing JUTA to recover thousands

Published: Monday December 2, 2013 | 11:19 am Comments 0

A Jamaican living overseas is suing the Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA) Kingston Chapter, over the non-payment of more than half-a-million dollars for a contract.

JUTA member, Robert Clayton, has brought legal action to recover approximately $583,000.

Clayton says his bus had been operating on a contract up to recently, to transport staff from Spanish Town, St Catherine to the University of the West Indies.

He says he last received a payment in August.

Clayton says he last tried to communicate with JUTA last week but without any success.

Contacted about the matter, acting president of JUTA, Alvin Brown said Clayton is not the only member who the company owes and the business is going through a challenging period.

He could not say how soon the aggrieved man would get his money.

Brown said the figure is being verified as there is a discrepancy with the amount that Clayton says JUTA owes.

He also added that the company is having challenges competing with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company because according to him, the Government entity is in a better position to offer better prices to the public.

He said the company is in the process of writing to the Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies about the concerns.


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