Consumers urged to utilise protection tribunal
Persons with unresolved issues relating to transactions with providers of goods and services are being encouraged to utilise the services of the newly established Consumer Protection Tribunal (CPT), to reach settlements, particularly through mediation facilitated by the Consumer Affairs Commission.
This urging comes from State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, who explains that the CPT provides an alternative for aggrieved consumers to file claims in an easy, affordable, and timely manner.
Kingston Container Terminal expansion plans well on the way
Plans for the expansion and modernisation of the Kingston Container Terminal are far advanced, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Audrey Sewell, has informed.
She said that a concessionaire will be selected before or by the end of the first quarter of next year.
Sewell told journalists on Wednesday that there is now a short list of bidders, following the evaluation of requests for proposals.
Municipality students to benefit from School Transport Programme
Students residing in the Portmore Municipality can now benefit from a structured and efficient transportation system, following the launch of this new service on Wednesday.
The initiative, dubbed the School Transport Programme, was officially rolled out during a ceremony held at the Waterford Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portmore, St Catherine. It is a joint venture between the Transport Authority and the St Catherine School Bus Association.
Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Morais Guy, lauded the initiative as a "bold step in the right direction".