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Nov 5, 1999

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KSAC to seal illegal roads



Soft shoulder of the Washington Boulevard in Kingston has been converted to commercial use as indicated by arrow. Rudolph Brown

  • Sidewalk intrusion on Washington Blvd targeted

    STEPS WILL be taken to immediately block illegal entrances and exits created on the Washington Boulevard, city engineer Patrick Aitcheson of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has announced. These measures are being contemplated even as plans are being firmed up to widen this well-travelled thoroughfare, which links the capital to burgeoning Spanish Town in St. Catherine.

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    Knight orders new look at Corruption Bill


    STUNG BY criticism about a clause in the Corruption Bill he tabled in Parliament, National Security and Justice Minister, K.D. Knight, has asked his legal draughtsmen to have another look at the Act to Repeal the Corruption Prevention Act.

    National Democratic Movement (NDM) President, Bruce Golding, recently described as "an absurdity" the amendment to the Bill passed recently by the House of Representatives.

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    Lift Up Ja to include cemetery



    SMILES ALL AROUND: (from left) Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw, Prime Minister PJ Patterson and Opposition Leader Edward Seaga at Jamaica House yesterday. Rudolph Brown

    THE MAY Pen Cemetery in West Kingston, the centre of the controversy surrounding the dumping of decomposing bodies awaiting post-mortems, is to be included in the Lift Up Jamaica programme.

    A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday, which followed discussions between Prime Minister P.J. Patterson and Opposition Leader Edward Seaga, said that the timing and structure of this project was to be reviewed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and finalised.

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    Malcolm Marshall dead at 41



    Marshall

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP):WEST INDIES cricket coach and former star fast bowler Malcolm Marshall died yesterday at a Bridgetown hospital at the age of 41 after a battle with colon cancer, a West Indies spokesman confirmed.

    Marshall had undergone surgery last year related to the disease, taking sick leave from his position as coach of the cricket team. He was admitted to hospital on Wednesday. President of the West Indies Cricket Board Pat Rousseau, in a statement last night, said he was saddened by the death of Marshall.

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    UTech gets GPS system



    Director of Trimble Navigation Ltd. in Latin America and the Caribbean, Luis Uriarte (centre) explains the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) equipment to Silburn Clarke (right), chief executive officer of Spatial Innovision, while sales manager with Trimble, Mauricia Jaimes, looks on.

    TRIMBLE NAVIGATION Limited has made a presentation of global positioning systems (GPS) equipment valued at $1.6 million to the University of Technology's (UTech) School of Building and Land Management.

    The equipment includes two 4000 SSi receivers, two geodetic antennas, cables and adapters for antennas and receivers, batteries, a power charger and GPS survey manuals and software.

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    Hundreds bid farewell to Eli Matalon



    Eli Matalon

    MIAMI: ABOUT 500 mourners turned out on Tuesday to pay their final respects to Eli J. Matalon at the Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel in Kendall, Miami in the United States. He was buried at the same location.

    Officiating at the funeral, Rabbi Mitch Chevitz remembered Mr. Matalon as a man of "honesty and integrity" and said the large gathering of mourners was indicative of the "love poured in perfect proportions inthe communities in which he served".

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