Nor­man Man­ley Air­port di­vested

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

The Gov­ern­ment has di­vested the oper­a­tion of the Nor­man Man­ley International Air­port (NMIA) to Mex­i­can en­tity, Grupo Aero­por­tu­ario del Paci­fico S.A.B. De C.V. (GAP).

A 25-year con­ces­sion agree­ment was signed yes­ter­day at the Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter by the chair­man of the Air­ports Au­thor­ity of Ja­maica (AAJ), which owns the NMIA, Wil­liam Shagoury; Pres­i­dent and CEO, Aud­ley Dei­drick; and GAP’s CEO, Raul Re­vuelta Musalem; and Head of the en­tity’s sub­sidiary, PAC Kingston Air­port Lim­ited, Saul Vil­lar­real Gar­cia.

Un­der the agree­ment, GAP will be

Min­is­ter of Health, Dr Christo­pher Tufton, has called on newly cer­ti­fied di­eti­tians to be­come am­bas­sadors for the Ja­maica Moves cam­paign.

“Your vo­ca­tion, your will­ing­ness to en­gage and to de­velop your ca­pac­ity, makes you the chief ad­vo­cates of health and well­ness from that di­etary po­si­tion. You are go­ing to cre­ate that balance that is go­ing to be nec­es­sary for Ja­maica Moves, and any such sim­i­lar pro­gramme, to achieve its full po­ten­tial,” he said.

The grad­u­ates, most of whom work in health de­part­ments in the pub­lic sec­tor, are the first co­hort to be trained un­der the pro­gramme, which is en­dorsed by the min­istry.

Over the 30-month course, the par­tic­i­pants had to at­tend classes, do ro­ta­tions, write as­sign­ments, and do a panel ex­am­i­na­tion with the Fi­nal Com­pe­tence As­sess­ment Team (FCAT).

Ja­maica Moves en­cour­ages per­sons to eat healthy and ex­er­cise in or­der to pre­vent non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases (NCDs) such as car­dio­vas­cu­lar con­di­tions, can­cers, chronic res­pi­ra­tory dis­eases, and di­a­betes.

The Na­tional Wa­ter Com­mis­sion (NWC) has apol­o­gised to cus­tomers in some sec­tions of St James, for the dis­rup­tion they are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing in their wa­ter sup­ply.

The agency said it is due to me­chan­i­cal chal­lenges at its Mont­pe­lier fa­cil­ity.

Ar­eas im­pacted in­clude Mont­pe­lier, Cot­ton Tree, and An­chovy Es­tate.

The main­te­nance team is work­ing to re­solve the chal­lenges and re­store wa­ter by Fri­day.

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