Electronic monitoring of vehicles coming

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THE Ministry of Transport and Mining says it is looking to make greater use of technology in enforcing rules of the road and improving safety.Permanent secretary in the ministry Dr Alwin Hales said that they recently submitted a framework to Cabinet for the electronic enforcement of the traffic laws.

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Forecasters now predicting above-normal hurricane season

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — Forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say conditions are now more favourable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended.

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US$12,000 cocaine seizure

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Reports are that a man, who was caught with US$12,000 worth of cocaine in a vehicle on a shopping plaza in the Corporate Area was still being questioned by detectives yesterday.The man, whose identity is being withheld pending further investigations, was apprehended about 2:25 pm Thursday.

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What a treat!

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SCORES of children and residents from WINDALCO’s neighbouring communities in Ewarton, St Catherine benefited from a back-to-school fair hosted by the company at their Ewarton Works Sports Club on Thursday.

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Holness, family hold $165m in assets

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AN officially gazetted summary of the statutory declaration of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his family, released yesterday, showed total Jamaican dollar assets of just over $161 million and some US$28,272.11, for a total asset value of $164,929,430.19 (J$130:US$1).The declaration showed that they shared liabilities of J$1,949,102.34 and other accounts payable of J$20,269,080.27. No US-dollar liabilities were noted.

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Woman accused of electricity theft sees the light

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A woman, who was before the court for stealing electricity from a property she had rented, walked out of the St Catherine Parish Court a free woman yesterday.Nyomi Wilson, who had moved to the property approximately two months before her arrest, was freed yesterday when Senior Parish Judge Natalie Brooks handed down a not guilty verdict following the trial.It was alleged that Wilson confessed that she knew about the stolen power supply.

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Police question T&T Cabinet minister on alleged fraud-related activities

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday that he is prepared to take “the necessary” action as police continue questioning a senior member of his Cabinet and her husband on fraud-related activities.

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623 housing units for Shooter’s Hill, Portmore

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CONSTRUCTION is to begin by December on 623 new solutions under the Shooter’s Hill Housing Development project in Portmore, St Catherine at a cost of $7 billion.This is being facilitated through a joint venture agreement between the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and Rite Solutions Development Company.

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Small plane lands on Washington state road, shocking drivers

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WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — Authorities say a small plane landed on a busy stretch of road in Washington state, stunning drivers but hurting no one.The Washington State Patrol said the single-propeller KR2 aircraft landed Thursday on the street in the city of Parkland, south of Tacoma.

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IDB rep calls on Jamaicans to take stand against irresponsible road use

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INTER-AMERICAN Development Bank (IDB) country representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner Jones, is calling for Jamaicans to take a stand against irresponsible road use.She said that reckless driving should not be the norm, and Jamaicans should “call it out when they see it and not turn a blind eye”.

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