Transport Ministry reduces senior citizens’ JUTC fare to $40

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing a short while ago released amended fares for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company which it says will become effective on Sunday, August 24. According to the ministry’s release the amended fares are: adults$120; senior citizens a ... Read more

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Tropical Storm Rafael forms over eastern Caribbean

Friday, October 12, 2012 | 7:43 PM    

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 MIAMI, USA  (AP) — Tropical Storm Rafael has formed over the eastern Caribbean Sea, and tropical storm warnings have been issued for numerous Caribbean islands.

The National Hurricane Centre in Miami reports that the storm is 220 miles (354 kilometers) south-southeast of St Croix, with top sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph).

Rafael is moving north-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the US and British Virgin Islands and other islands including Anguilla, Barbuda, St Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, St. Maartin, Martinique and St Lucia.

Puerto Rico is under a tropical storm watch.

The storm's centre will move through the eastern Caribbean on Friday night and then move near or over the Virgin Islands on Saturday or Saturday night.

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