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Story Highlights The Prime Minister will deliver Jamaica’s Policy Statement to the United Nations on Saturday, September 28 Prime Minister, the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller left the island on Monday, September 23, for the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.The Prime Minister is accompanied by Senator the Hon A.J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Ms. Onika Miller, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, along with support and security personnel.The Prime Minister will attend the formal sessions of the General Assembly and is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with the Presidents of Nigeria, Ghana, Panama, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras and Tanzania. Mrs. Simpson Miller will also meet with the President of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Commonwealth Secretary General.On Thursday, September 26, Prime Minister Simpson Miller will address a UN Forum on Sustainable Transport and Road Safety at the Ford Foundation. Family members of former South African President Nelson Mandela and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will also make presentations at that event.The Prime Minister will deliver Jamaica’s Policy Statement to the United Nations on Saturday, September 28 at 9 a.m. She will return to the island on Sunday, September 29, 2013.In her absence, Dr. the Hon Omar Davies, Minister Housing, Transport and Works will be in charge of the Government. The Prime Minister will attend the formal sessions of the General Assembly The Prime Minister is accompanied by Senator the Hon A.J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
The Prime Minister noted that Marcus Garvey Drive, which runs through one of Jamaica’s major industrial zones, is a pivotal link to existing and potential factory, logistics and port facilities and developments. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is taking a strategic approach to improving Jamaica’s road network.He pointed out that due to budget constraints, the Government cannot undertake repair or upgrading of every road that needs such work at the same time.As such, he said, priority is being placed on roads that are in close proximity to the centres of industry and commerce and can create the level of connectivity to facilitate seamless commuting.“So persons have to appreciate and understand that the Government has to be strategic to address your needs. If we don’t fix your road this year, it doesn’t mean that it will never be fixed… but that we are putting a plan in place to ensure that we can fix your road… and we are serious about that,” he said.The Prime Minister was speaking at last week’s opening of the newly upgraded Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.The US$20.5-million project, which was undertaken by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), entailed significant upgrading of 2.44 kilometres of the roadway between East Avenue and Harbour Street.Key features include widening of the roadway from four to six lanes; construction of sidewalks and a median to separate the eastbound from westbound traffic; installation of traffic signals, street lights and the requisite signs and markings; and major drainage improvements.The project was executed under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) with funding support from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.The Prime Minister noted that Marcus Garvey Drive, which runs through one of Jamaica’s major industrial zones, is a pivotal link to existing and potential factory, logistics and port facilities and developments.“So, when we decided to fix this road that is carrying 40,000 motorists every day, which is near to the ports (and) near to where we can develop logistics, this illustrates how that connectivity will drive (economic growth),” the Prime Minister explained.Mr. Holness informed that several other roads are either being upgraded or earmarked for improvements under the MIDP.These, he said, include the US$64-million Mandela Highway project now under way, which entails widening of the road from four to six lanes, for which a US$68-million extension has been signed incorporating a section of Spanish Town Road.“When we are finished, you should be able to move (seamlessly) from Three Miles to the Old Harbour Road roundabout,” the Prime Minister said.He further highlighted the US$4.4-million Barbican Road improvement project, which commenced in August and is slated for completion in December. This project entails significant upgrading of 1.1 kilometres of the 3.75-kilometre roadway, which is expected to alleviate traffic congestion in that area.Earmarked projects include the widening of Hagley Park Road in Kingston, for which lands have been acquired; Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew for which plans have been developed and land acquisition is in progress; and the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project, the commencement of which is expected to be announced shortly.The Prime Minister also mentioned the Ferris to Mackfield Road in Westmoreland, for which the designs have been completed and negotiations for its implementation are in progress.He advised that the designs, road alignments and traffic study have been done for the Montego Bay bypass road. “We have to now finalise the costing and find a programme under which to accommodate (it),” he said. Story Highlights Key features include widening of the roadway from four to six lanes; construction of sidewalks and a median to separate the eastbound from westbound traffic; installation of traffic signals, street lights and the requisite signs and markings; and major drainage improvements. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is taking a strategic approach to improving Jamaica’s road network.
zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC 2.0 license Crude oil products supplier Coastal Oil Singapore Pte Ltd, which has filed for liquidation in December 2018, has been linked to debt fraud.COSCO Shipping International (Hong Kong) said that it has received claims from commercial banks seeking payments of alleged debt from one of its indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sinfeng Marine Services Pte.As informed, the troubled marine fuel player reportedly assigned to the banks receivables due from Sinfeng to Coastal Oil Singapore.Namely, Coastal Oil Singapore was a major supplier of Sinfeng, which is engaged in the supply and trading of marine fuel and related products to major oil ports.Specifically, Coastal Oil Singapore accounted for 94% and 93% of Singfeng’s total purchase costs for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the six months ended June 30, 2018.“Based on a preliminary assessment, the management of Sinfeng is of the view that the documents inrelation to almost all of the alleged debts are not genuine,” COSCO Shipping International said in a regulatory filing. “Sinfeng is still in the process of conducting an investigation and seeking professional advice in respect of the aforesaid matters.”Sinfeng is working on finding alternative suppliers to Coastal Oil Singapore and will conduct a review of its business operations.“The board expects that the revenue of the group will decrease significantly unless and until alternative suppliers to Coastal Oil Singapore are identified. However, in light of the insignificant profit contribution of Sinfeng, the board currently does not foresee any material adverse impact on the group as a result of the liquidation of Coastal Oil Singapore,” COSCO added.