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Opposition PNP wants Jamaica to justify its vote at OAS summit

KINGSTON, Jamaica June 28, 2016– Jamaica's main Opposition, the People's National Party,wants the Government to declare Jamaica’s position on whether to accept the agenda at the recent meeting called by the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS), which failed to recognize the legitimacy of the democratically elected government of Venezuela.

Roadway in Hamilton Mountain, St. Mary, to be Repaired Soon

The Government is assuring residents of Hamilton Mountain in St. Mary, that work will get underway within two weeks to repair a damaged roadway in the community. State Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, said the technical assessment of the project has resulted in a delay of the project, but the contract has been awarded, and work will proceed shortly. “I am asking the residents of this community just to bear another week or two,” the Minister told JIS News in an interview. He is also encouraging persons to be cautious when using the narrow piece of the roadway that is left from the breakaway. The State Minister, who was on a tour of road rehabilitation projects in the parish on July 23, said that after the recent flood rains which caused many of the roads to be impassable for vehicular traffic, a decision was made to erect several retaining walls to protect the roadways. Mr. Azan informed that some of the roads have been completed, while most of the projects are nearing completion. He told Reporters that those that have been completed have been done within budget. He pointed out that a $19 million patching programme is currently in place for the parish. Recently, several retailing walls were built on the Junction main road, and according to the State Minister, Phase 2 of that project will commence soon. The Tryall pedestrian bridge, which was washed away some time ago, has also been reconstructed. The State Minister was accompanied on the tour by Members of Parliament in the parish, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, Dr. Winston Green, and Mr. Joyland Silvera, and officers from the National Works Agency (NWA).

Summary of The Road Traffic Bill 2014

A Bill entitled: “An Act to Repeal and Replace the Road Traffic Act of 1938, was presented to Parliament in the Sectorial Debate in June 2014.  Thereafter, a joint Select Committee which was established and commenced a review of the Bill in September 2014. Minister of State with responsibility for Housing in the Ministry of Transport Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy recently presented the amendments to the Bill in Parliament. Mr. Speaker, I now present to the Honourable House the Report of the Joint Select Committee for debate and acceptance; and the Road Traffic Bill for debate by Parliament.

Residents of Braco, Trelawny Get New Houses

Up to one month ago, Christine Jenkins, of Braco in North Trelawny, and her five children lived outdoors – on sidewalks, under trees, in old derelict motor vehicles and buildings, just about anywhere they got the chance to lay their heads at nights.

Over 45,000 Land Titles Ready for Delivery

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, January 20, 2015 – Housing Minister Dr. Morais Guy says Government is preparing to distribute over 45,000 certificates of title which are ready for delivery to property holders, islandwide.

Gov’t to regularise informal settlements in Central Westmoreland

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland January 17, 2015 - Persons living in informal housing settlements in Central Westmoreland are shortly to be given the opportunity to own the plots of land on which they live under the Government’s comprehensive national titling programme, which was launched in 2012.
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