Privy Council rejects Symbiote request for judicial review

20 Aug 2020

Jamaica’s Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has announced that the UK-based Privy Council has refused an application by Symbiote Investments, which trades as Caricel, for permission to appeal the judgement from the local Court of Appeal on the matter of the revocation of its telecoms licences. Symbiote had applied to the Supreme Court in 2018 for a judicial review of the Minister of Science Energy and Technology’s decision to revoke six licences that were previously issued to it under the Telecommunications Act, on the advice of the OUR. The Privy Council’s decision, dated 21 July, effectively brings a close to a case which has been in the courts since 2018.

Jamaica, Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Symbiote Investments (Caricel)