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Kingston, Jamaica- February 28, 2018
The Transport Authority (Authority) entered into a lease agreement on April 1, 2013, with Mr. Thomas Anderson registered owner of 1 acre of land at Whydah, St. Margaret’s Bay, Portland for a term of five years with an option to renew, for a further term of five years. The lease expires on March 31, 2018. The Authority has fully satisfied its obligation under the lease agreement and is therefore in lawful possession of the premises which now houses the Portland Satellite Office.
On April 22, 2016, Mr. Burchell Melbourne filed a claim (Plaint.  No. 132/2016) in the Portland Parish Court against the Authority for outstanding rental. The matter was heard on June 6, 2016, by Mr. Broderick Smith, Parish Judge in the Portland Parish Court where the Authority was represented by counsel Ms. Annmarie Jordan. Following, Mr. Melbourne’s submission to the Court, he was advised that it was in his best interest to discontinue the claim against the Authority for rent, as there was no evidence to prove ownership or any other right to the land of which the Authority is in possession, as a tenant. The Court also explained to Mr. Melbourne that he would be liable to pay costs to the Authority if he proceeded with a claim, for which there was absolutely no likelihood of success. Mr. Melbourne accepted the Court’s guidance and discontinued the claim against the Transport Authority. In the circumstances, the Court made the following order:

  • Matter discontinued by Plaintiff
  • No Order as to costs.

In light of the foregoing, the Transport Authority is unequivocally stating that Mr. Melbourne’s Claim that the Authority is indebted to him is false, erroneous and unsubstantiated. The Authority is unaware of any new development or any change in circumstance which would have given Mr. Melbourne just cause to interfere with the Authority’s quiet enjoyment of the premises. Further his actions to obstruct entrance and exit to the Authority’s premises are illegal and the Police has been asked to intervene in the matter.