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PM Opens Linstead to Moneague Highway

Persons who traverse the North Coast areas, now have ease in travelling, after Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, opened the Linstead to Moneague segment of the North/South Highway, on Tuesday, August 5. In her address, the Prime Minister noted that she kept close to the construction of…

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Police Seek Mastermind in JUTC Attacks

The police are currently seeking a man they say is the “mastermind” behind Monday’s (April 7) attacks on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses in the Corporate Area, resulting in damage of over $1 million. The JUTC’s Managing Director, Colin Campbell, says the suspect being sought “is known by the…

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$274 Million To Be Spent On Road Improvement Programme

The Government is to spend $273.9 million on its Road Improvement Programme to promote the creation of a self-sustainable system for a safe and reliable road network. This is contained in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, which is to be considered by the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament from April…

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$2.4 Billion Allocated for North Jamaica Development Project

Northern Jamaica Development Project has been allocated $2.4 billion in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the Standing Finance Committee of the House. The projects seeks to develop infrastructure along Jamaica’s North Coast; improve vehicular and pedestrian safety; reduce overall transportation costs and alleviate congestion along the…

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Transport Authority Intensifies Compliance Drive

The Transport Authority is intensifying efforts to ensure that drivers and conductors of licenced Public Passenger Vehicles (PPV) comply with the regulations regarding the wearing of badges and displaying licences. Communication and Customer Services Manager at the Transport Authority, Petra-Kene Williams, said the move is part of efforts to strengthen…

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JUTC Rolls Out 20 More Buses to Increase Seating Capacity

The seating capacity of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is being bolstered by the addition of 20 new articulated buses, which will provide 1, 600 more passenger seats. Ten of the units will be rolled out immediately and the remaining 10 will begin operating at the start of the…

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50 New Route Inspectors for Transport Authority

The Transport Authority (TA) is moving to equip its Inspectorate Division with 50 new route inspectors, to ensure discipline in the public transport system. Chairman of the Authority, Norton Hinds, said the new recruits will be added in the “upcoming months” and will bring the total staff complement in the…

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Jamaica Re-Elected To International Maritime Organization Council

Jamaica has once again been elected to the influential Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Jamaica will join 19 other states that were voted into the ‘C’ category of the Council, at its Assembly, which took place in London between November 25 and December 4. This category comprises states…

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Transport Authority Gets More Vehicles to Monitor Roads

The Transport Authority (TA) has been provided with nine new vehicles to enable personnel to carry out their tasks more effectively. Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, handed over the units at the TA’s offices in Kingston, on November 3. The…

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Clarendon Community Gets New Bridge

Residents of Southwood in Clarendon, now have easier access to their communities, and to the wider Frankfield area, with the opening of a $24 million bridge. Speaking at the opening ceremony for the structure, Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, said the…

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Jamaica and Singapore Sign Open Skies Agreement

Jamaica and Singapore have signed an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) which will allow some airlines to fly freely between the two countries. The deal was signed on behalf of the Jamaican Government by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing the Hon. Dr. Morais Guy in…

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JUTC To Save Up To $150 Million Per Year By Removing Free Transfer System

The removal of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) free transfer system is expected to save the state-run bus company some $500,000 to $600,000 daily, or $150 million per annum. Managing Director of the JUTC, Colin Campbell, provided details on the savings at Wednesday’s (November 20) Jamaica House press briefing…

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Major NWA Patching Programme Gets Underway in Kingston

The National Works Agency (NWA) has selected 34 corridors in Kingston and St. Andrew to carry out Hot Mix patching. Patching began on Thursday, November 14, 2013 and is expected to be completed within two months. In Kingston eight corridors are being addressed, where approximately 2,150 square metres of patching…

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Work Far Advanced To Complete Lethe Road in Hanover

Work is far advanced to complete rehabilitation of the Lethe roadway in Eastern Hanover, at a cost of $9 million. The project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of November, entails the patching and rehabilitation of sections of the one kilometre roadway and significant drainage improvement. The project…

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No More Transfer on JUTC Buses As Of November 17

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will go ahead with its planned discontinuation of the bus transfer system on Sunday, November 17. Twelve routes are to be affected by the discontinuation. They are 12A, 21, 23A, 32, 44, 46, 49, 50, 51, 52A, 74 and 75. The company has indicated…

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Mr. Azan Reinstalled as State Minister in Transport Ministry

Member of Parliament for North West Clarendon, Richard Azan, was on Thursday, November 14, reinstated as State Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, during a swearing-in ceremony at King’s House. Mr. Azan returns to office after he resigned over concerns raised about the erection of wooden shops…

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JUTC Pushes Back Date for Discontinuation of Transfer Tickets

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has announced that the planned discontinuation of the bus transfer system will be delayed by one week, to Sunday, November 17. The company had previously announced that the transfer system would be discontinued on Sunday, November 10. According to the company, the extension will…

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Work to Expand Kingston Terminal on Stream

Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Omar Davies, said that the expansion and modernisation of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) remains on stream, with geotechnical work being undertaken. Speaking during Tuesday’s (October 29) sitting of the House of Representatives, Dr. Omar Davies informed that the three companies, which have…

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Improved Traffic Movement During Second Test Run

A second test run on the designated lane for eastbound Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses along the Nelson Mandela Highway on October 29, resulted in improved traffic movement. The trial run began on time and according to Manager of the JUTC’s Spanish Town Depot, Neville Francis, this made a…

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