New Police Headquarters to be Built in Downtown Kingston

first_img National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says a new “built-for-purpose” headquarters for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be constructed in downtown Kingston. He advised that the facility, which will accommodate over 2,500 police officers, is to be built on 40 acres of land in an area referred to as ‘No Man’s Land’. Story Highlights “It will be home to all the non-geographic formations of the specialised units, such as Narcotics, National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), among others. This multifaceted headquarters will have customer-friendly reception areas (and) green spaces to ensure a strong community interface. This will represent the transformative approach the Government is taking to build the new Jamaica,” Dr. Chang said. National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says a new “built-for-purpose” headquarters for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be constructed in downtown Kingston.He advised that the facility, which will accommodate over 2,500 police officers, is to be built on 40 acres of land in an area referred to as ‘No Man’s Land’ (near Rema in South St. Andrew).“It will be home to all the non-geographic formations of the specialised units, such as Narcotics, National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), among others. This multifaceted headquarters will have customer-friendly reception areas (and) green spaces to ensure a strong community interface. This will represent the transformative approach the Government is taking to build the new Jamaica,” Dr. Chang said.The Minister made the announcement during his presentation in the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate, which got under way in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (April 16).Dr. Chang said the facility’s construction in the heart of downtown Kingston will complement the Government’s overall plan to revive and reposition the capital city as a leading business district that is safe and orderly.He said No Man’s Land will be transformed into a shining beacon in the city and will elevate the space to represent a ray of hope, peace and prosperity.The Minister assured that residents will not be dislocated, adding that the National Housing Trust (NHT) will undertake to ensure coverage for all socio-economic groupings in the region.“There will be new jobs in the area, and we expect that as downtown Kingston returns to its primacy, we will see various segments of the population working there. We expect homes [to be built]… for attendants, cleaners, lawyers, doctors and business leaders, [with] all being able to live together around a shared, peaceful urban space,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Chang advised that Mobile West will be constructed in Montego Bay, St. James, to provide quality residence for 400 police professionals, with state-of-the-art equipment and appropriate furnishings to enhance their capacity.“The Government undertakes these significant projects as an investment to secure the peace and safety of future generations. We will get rid of the gangs, dons and their facilitators that continue to wreak havoc in the communities and our public spaces,” he underscored.last_img read more

New Grocery Stores in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – Another industry in the Turks and Caicos bringing variety and intense competition… grocery shopping. Quality Supermarket is poised to open its massive new store later today in a ribbon cutting ceremony. This is the third location for Quality and the second food store to announce movement to the down town area of Provo in weeks… Graceway IGA has shared that it is leasing the former Island Pride to expand its brand of business. The Department of statistics reported that for the first quarter of the year, Turks and Caicos imported $86 million dollars in food, with a 24% hike in alcohol and tobacco imports over last year same period. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Man City v Everton

first_img[dropcap]M[/dropcap]an City needed to wait until the second half to beat Brighton last weekend but their superiority showed throughout the game.They have no fresh injury worries ahead of their first home game of the season for which they are a short price to beat Everton who beat Stoke 1-0 on the opening weekend. Europa League commitments mean Everton have already played three additional games which, even at this early stage of the season, might be a strong reason to prefer the hosts with the fresher legs.The fixture list computer hasn’t exactly been kind to Everton. After tonight’s match they play Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United in the league.Everton’s manager Ronald Koeman said: “We know in seven days we play three away games, difficult ones, which starts on Monday with City.“But okay, it is a nice challenge. They [City] are strong, but we like to be strong and are fully confident we will go there, play and do the maximum to get a good result there.”The Toffees are likely to give club record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson his debut, even though the Icelander lacks match fitness.Pep Guardiola suffered the heaviest defeat of his managerial career when Man City were beaten 4-0 by Everton at Goodison but at home City are unbeaten in their last seven home games against Everton, including six Premier League meetings.Man City v EvertonPremier League20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Jan 2017 PREMIER Everton 4-0 Man CityOct 2016 PREMIER Man City 1-1 EvertonJan 2016 CAPITAL ONE CUP Man City 3-1 EvertonJan 2016 PREMIER Man City 0-0 EvertonJan 2016 CAPITAL ONE CUP Everton 2-1 Man CityAug 2015 PREMIER Everton 0-2 Man CityJan 2015 PREMIER Everton 1-1 Man CityDec 2014 PREMIER Man City 1-0 EvertonMay 2014 PREMIER Everton 2-3 Man CityOct 2013 PREMIER Man City 3-1 EvertonTough call but fancy BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at around 21/20 with Star Sports for the first Monday Night Football of the new season.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE YES 6 points win at 21/20 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 14.45 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more