Flow Takes GOJ & NWA to Court Over Roadwork Damages


Telecommunications giant, Flow, is suing the Government of Jamaica and the National Works Agency, NWA.

It’s understood the telecoms company filed an injunction against China Harbour Engineering Company, CHEC, the NWA, and the Government of Jamaica in relation to roadworks being conducted in the Three Miles area in Kingston.

Flow’s Director of Communications, Kayon Wallace Mitchell, confirmed last evening that the telecoms giant initiated legal proceedings against the government. But, Mrs Wallace Mitchell told Nationwide News that Flow wouldn’t be commenting any further on the dispute as it was now before the courts.

Flow has been reporting losses to the tune of millions of dollars in recent times allegedly due to roadworks taking place in and around the corporate area.

Mrs Mitchell told Nationwide News earlier this month that thousands of Flow’s customers have had a disruption in their services. She also said the company’s underground fibre optic lines were being dug up during road works further hampering their service delivery to customers.

In the meantime, when Nationwide News contacted Communication and Customer Services Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, he declined to comment on the legal proceedings.

Mr Shaw told us to contact CEO of the NWA, E.G. Hunter and Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo-Forte. Efforts to contact Mrs Malahoo-Forte were unsuccessful.

When our news centre contacted the NWA CEO, he declined to comment.