6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell

  1. Gov’t hunts 119 motor vehicles for police before Christmas
  2. Court bars Transport Ministry from conducting hearing
  3. Ja to host FIFA Executive Summit
  4. Extensive roadwork to come
  5. Bad roads still a Kgn, St Andrew issue
  6. Thousands of streetlights repaired this year

1. Gov’t hunts 119 motor vehicles for police before Christmas

After a 22-page statement yesterday in the House of Representatives by National Security Minister Robert Montague and follow-up questions from opposition lawmakers on the 66 vehicles on the wharf to be delivered to the police force by O’Brien’s International Car Sales and Rentals Limited, Jamaica remains in the dark as to when this motor car debacle will be resolved. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2.Court bars Transport Ministry from conducting hearing

The Supreme Court has granted an order barring the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Works from conducting a hearing with a view to dismissing chief inspector of the motor vehicle licensing authority in St Thomas, Lynden Simpson. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Ja to host FIFA Executive Summit

The FIFA Executive Football Summit (FIFA EFS) is a project chaired by the FIFA President and brings all Member Association Presidents together in 12 different summits. The launch of the FIFA EFS has been brought to life based on the FIFA President’s vision of ‘bringing FIFA back to football and football back to FIFA’. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Extensive roadwork to come

The much-anticipated major improvement project on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew is to begin early next year, as the Government yesterday signed a multimillion-dollar contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to undertake the works. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Bad roads still a Kgn, St Andrew issue

The streets of the capital city, like those of many urban and rural towns, are littered. Not with garbage this time. With potholes. Ugly, accident-beckoning, motor vehicle-wrecking, back-dislocating potholes! Starting today, The Gleaner goes on patrol – Pothole Patrol – and we will show them to you once we climb out of them. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Thousands of streetlights repaired this year

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that it has repaired thousands of street lights since the start of the year. As at October 31, the energy company has repaired 16,277 streetlights islandwide. In addition to street light repairs, some 35,000 street lights will be upgraded by the end of the year, to smart LED lights, which are more energy efficient and have a longer service life, the company said in a press release. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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