Collect your compensation - Chuck
Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, is encouraging the remaining 148 claimants who suffered damage and losses in the 2010 west Kingston security operations to urgently come forward to claim their share of $21 million in compensation.
Chuck said that persons are being asked to visit the Restorative Justice centres in Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town with their banking information to ensure that they get their compensation on time.
He said that any amount not disbursed at the end of March 2018 will go to the Consolidated Fund.
Chuck informed that a total of 447 recommendations for monetary compensations were made, and as at January 12, 2018, the Justice Ministry paid out a total sum of $178 million to approximately 270 claimants directly, and a further 29 through the Administrator General's Department.
But in Parliament on Tuesday, Chuck refused to entertain persons who are just coming forward to seek compensation.
He said that the Government had given the residents ample time to apply. Residents of west Kingston protested yesterday outside the Ministry on Constant Spring Road, saying many affected persons were not receiving any compensation.