Norman Manley Airport divested
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.