Your news in a nutshell
- Former Petrojam chairman quits other state boards
- Explosion damages houses, church in East Portland
- Gov’t considers nat’l drought committee
- Westmoreland records highest child fatalities
- J’can judge for Int’l Sports Arbitration Council
- Bitter loss for Reggae Girlz at CAC
Despite quitting as chairman of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam almost a month ago, the embattled Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh continued to serve as a member of the boards of two government entities in the energy sector. The Gleaner has confirmed that Bahado-Singh only resigned from the boards of Petrojam’s parent company, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), and the Jamaica Aircraft Refuelling Service last Friday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Investigators from the Port Antonio fire station are conducting a probe into the cause of an explosion of a 40-ft container in the farming community of Kensington in east Portland yesterday. At least three houses, a church, and two vehicles suffered extensive damage. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The Government is giving consideration to establishing a national drought committee to devise strategies to be employed should the island be forced into a widespread drought situation. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz made the disclosure during a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Statistics show that Westmoreland has recorded the highest number of child fatalities in traffic accidents between 2012 and 2017. Lead researcher Dr Earl Bailey made the revelation following his analysis of data from the Jamaica National Foundation’s Child Road Safety Assessment: Jamaica report, which was launched at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies in Mona, St Andrew, yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson has been appointed a member of the International Council for Arbitration in Sports for a four-year term. Robinson will begin his stint on January 1, 2019. The International Council for Arbitration for Sport is the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Jamaica’s senior women’s football team lost 2-1 to Venezuela in their opening group stage encounter yesterday at the Central American and Caribbean Games, after missing two penalties in the late stages of the match. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.