Gov’t to implement urban traffic management system

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THE Government is to implement an Urban Traffic Management System, a component of the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme, in the new fiscal year.Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams said under this component US$3.5 million financing is to be provided for the purchase and installation of equipment to manage traffic in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA).

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$100 million to truck water

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The Government has earmarked $100 million to truck water to areas affected by the worsening drought conditions, Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed during a statement on the status of the Kingston and St Andrew water supply in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Holness to give update on Seaga’s medical condition

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness is expected to issue a release, by today, giving an update on the medical condition of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who has been hospitalised in Miami since last week.

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Police, JUTC probing fire that destroyed bus

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THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and the police have launched an investigation into Tuesday night’s fire which destroyed a bus on Hope Road that was coming from downtown Kingston, via Mountain View Avenue.

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Not true!

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PRESIDENT of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Dr Fritz Pinnock yesterday denied allegations of misuse of funds by that institution in connection with non-portfolio activities involving dismissed Education Minister Ruel Reid.The allegations surfaced in the media in the wake of Reid’s forced resignation from the Cabinet over corruption allegations.

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Deported man with multiple priors testifies to witnessing cops cut down friend ‘Toby’

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A Clarendon man who testified that he saw his friend being shot and killed by a police corporal, in February 2012, broke down on the witness stand yesterday as he related details of the incident.“The man kill mi fren fi no reason and mi see it clear,” the witness said, weeping.

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IT equipment to help minerals industry access previously unreachable deposits

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State of the art information technology equipment valued at some $4.183 million has been transferred to the Mines and Geology Division of the Ministry of Transport and Mining to strengthen efficiencies in identification, mining and extraction of minerals for development, growth and job creation.

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USAID grants $67 million for school safety programme

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THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET).

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Security minister escapes motor vehicle accident unscathed

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FOR the second time in less than eight years, cabinet minister Dr Horace Chang has walked away from a major traffic mishap without major injuries.After surviving a September 2011 incident in which the driver of his vehicle swerved off the road to avoid a collision and ended up in bushes, Chang yesterday emerged from his Toyoto Prado SUV, which flipped twice at the intersection of Shortwood and Grants Pen roads in St Andrew, with no serious injuries.

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Lowe granted new US patent for cannabis-derived drug to treat eye diseases

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Dr Henry Lowe, the Jamaican scientist known for his anti-cancer research, on Tuesday revealed that he has been granted a new patent from the United States authorities for a cannabis-derived drug for the treatment of eye diseases.

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