6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. National Security Ministry scrambles to get cars for police
  2. Traffic Court gets two more courtrooms
  3. Huge fire ruins Geddes Refrigeration
  4. Make petroleum codes mandatory – BSJ exec
  5. Traffic violators may be jailed at Up park Camp after amnesty
  6. Edith Dalton James gets first taste of metal detector

1. National Security Ministry scrambles to get cars for police

The Ministry of National Security is scampering to secure 100 vehicles on the local market “in the shortest possible time” in the wake of an avalanche of criticism by sector groups over a failure by O’Brien’s International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to deliver on a contract to supply the Jamaica Constabulary Force with 200 pre-owned vehicles. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Traffic Court gets two more courtrooms

The Ministry of Justice has completed arrangements for the acquisition of additional spaces to accommodate an extension of the Corporate Area Traffic Court. The additional spaces that have been acquired, located on the grounds of Sabina Park, will accommodate two courtrooms for the Corporate Area Traffic Court. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Huge fire ruins Geddes Refrigeration

For more than three hours yesterday, firefighters from St Catherine, as well as the Kingston and St Andrew fire divisions, battled a huge fire that eventually destroyed a vast section of the Geddes Refrigeration Limited building off Spanish Town Road, Kingston. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Make petroleum codes mandatory – BSJ exec

Describing the development of the National Petroleum Codes as a “very significant event”, James Rawle, chairman of the standards council at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), has charged the Government and industry players to continue to work together to ensure that these are implemented as a matter of course throughout the country. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Traffic violators may be jailed at Up Park Camp after amnesty

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has announced a plan to collaborate with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to house traffic violators who fail to capitalise on a new traffic ticket amnesty deadline set for January 14, 2018, at Up Park Camp. Chuck was speaking yesterday at the handover of two new courtrooms at 2 Melbourne Road, Sabina Park, in St Andrew, which are to be utilised in tackling Corporate Area traffic offences. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Edith Dalton James gets first taste of metal detector

Upon arriving at the main entrance to the Edith Dalton James High School in St Andrew on weekday mornings, students will have to first make their way past a walk-through metal detector, similar to the ones used at airports, before being granted access to school grounds. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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