KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Close to 200 bus operators in the Kingston Metropolitan Region (KMTR) have withdrawn their service.
The operators represented by the Jamaica Association of Transport Operators (JATOO) say the protest is in response to reports that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be reducing its sub-franc ...more »
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has said that the police are set to receive new vehicles, including patrol cars, pickups and motor bikes.
"We have just placed an order for about $300 million worth of vehicles for the police," he said.
Bunting made the disclosure at a handing over ceremony of a motor bike and refurbished barracks and a newly-built recreation area at the Mandeville Police Station on Friday.
He said he is certain that Area Three, which consists of Manchester, St Elizabeth and Clarendon, will get their "fair allocation".
Bunting said, however, that given that the country is at the beginning of the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), there are severe constraints on public sector investment and expenditure.
He commended the Manchester Chamber of Commerce which spearheaded the initiative for the bike to be donated by automotive company, Kingston Industrial Garage and the other stakeholders who lent their support for the work to be done.
"These contributions today, to my mind, signal a recognition on the part of the (Manchester) Chamber of Commerce, its members, other wider stakeholders that they too have a part to play in making our communities safe and secure," Bunting said.
Manchester Chamber of Commerce president Wendy Freckleton said that the refurbished barracks and the building of the recreation area cost close to $1 million.
BUNTING ... there are severe
constraints on public sector
investment and expenditure
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