Govt puts hold on JUTC fare increase

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Government has put a hold in the implementation of a fare increase for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) OBSERVER ONLINE has learned. The decision follows a meeting this morning between Transport Minister Omar Davies and stakeholders in the transport sector. The increase ... Read more

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Runway mishap forces closure of airport in Montserrat

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 6:41 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Another Fly Montserrat airplane was involved in mishap overshooting the runway at the John Osborne airport in the tiny Caribbean island.

The incident occurred earlier Wednesday forcing a closure of the airport.

No casualties were reported.

This is the second time in just about a week that the airline has been involved in a mishap.

Last week Sunday Jamaican, Annya Duncan, and two others were killed when a Fly Montserrat aircraft crashed in Antigua during take off.

Duncan, who taught at the Montserrat Secondary School, died along with the pilot, Captain Jason Forbes and another female passenger.

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