St. Ann Parish Council Announces Traffic Changes for Holiday Season

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The St. Ann Parish Council has announced traffic changes in the towns of St. Ann’s Bay and Brown’s Town during the holiday season, to reduce congestion and ensure the safety of pedestrians.Outlining the arrangements at a recent press briefing at the offices of the Council, Secretary Manager, Dorothy Delgado, said that effective from 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21 to 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 26, vehicles entering St. Ann’s Bay from Harbour Street, would be diverted left onto Park Avenue and onto Main Street in the vicinity of the Esso Gas Station.She said that Park Avenue and Bravo Street would become one ways. Directional signs will be erected.In addition, she pointed out, “no vending will be allowed on Main Street. Vending activities will only be allowed on the lower section of Market Street from the clock down towards Harbour Street from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23 until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 25,” adding that vendors interested in selling in the area should register with the Market Clerk, as they would have to pay to use the area.In Brown’s Town, Mrs. Delgado informed, traffic would be monitored by the police during the season, “however on Christmas Eve, traffic re-routing will be done so that the town will be able to accommodate the huge number of pedestrians and vendors who come to the Christmas Eve festival in the town every year”.Effective from 5:00 p.m. on December 22 until 8:00 a.m. December 26, vehicles entering the town from the north coast will be detoured at the “keep left” sign at Cool Oasis Gas Station in an easterly direction along Huntley Avenue to turn onto Liberty Drive, and from there all the way up through Orange Hill to Top Road.Commuters will be given the option of turning down to St. Hilda’s Drive where they could park on the sides of the street or go directly to the municipal car park.Mrs. Delgado said that commuters, who chose to continue to Top Road, would be able to turn left if they were going to Alexandria or turn right if they were going to Brown’s Town, Standfast or Trelawny.“It is expected that with these changes, traffic will flow smoothly throughout all the major towns and citizens will be able to truly enjoy their Christmas in an orderly environment,” she said.She said that while there would be no major changes in Ocho Rios, the police would closely monitor the traffic.“There will be no street vending allowed in Ocho Rios, as there is adequate space within the market property,” she stated. Advertisements RelatedSt. Ann Parish Council Announces Traffic Changes for Holiday Season St. Ann Parish Council Announces Traffic Changes for Holiday Season UncategorizedDecember 19, 2006center_img RelatedSt. Ann Parish Council Announces Traffic Changes for Holiday Season RelatedSt. Ann Parish Council Announces Traffic Changes for Holiday Seasonlast_img read more

Ministry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria

first_imgRelatedMinistry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health has confirmed three imported cases of malaria among members of the Haitian under 7 football1 team who are in the island to participate in CONCACAF. The persons are currently being treated. Other members are displaying symptoms of the illness and are also being treated. The Ministry has recommended that in the circumstances they do not participate in the tournament and therefore return to Haiti. These arrangements are presently being made. The Ministry has implemented its surveillance system to be able to quickly identify and treat any other cases.  Vector control measures, including fogging of adult mosquitoes have also been put in place.    There have been no locally transmitted cases of malaria since the start of the year.  Malaria is transmitted when a female Anopheles mosquito, infected with a malaria parasite bites an individual. Symptoms include fever, chills and headaches, muscle aches and tiredness. RelatedMinistry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria RelatedMinistry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria Advertisements Issued by: The Ministry of Health Ministry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria Health & WellnessFebruary 16, 2011last_img read more

Shawnee Mission College Clinic set to return to SM East Wednesday

first_imgRepresentatives from more than 200 colleges across the country will set up at SM East Wednesday.The Shawnee Mission College Clinic — one of the largest information sessions for prospective college students in the Kansas City area — returns to SM East this Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities — from prestigious national names like Duke and Dartmouth to regional liberal arts colleges — will be on hand to provide information about the college experience on their campuses.An overview of the event, including a list of the colleges that will have information tables set up as well as those offering more detailed presentations, is embedded below: here’s information on where to park or pick up shuttle service:You can find even more information to prepare for the event at the website here.last_img read more

Three of Five Escaped Juveniles Found, Two Still at Large

first_imgResidents should not try to apprehend or call out to them as they could be dangerous. Police have advised that if anyone sees any individuals matching this description to please contact the Kenai Police Department at 283-7879 or 911. The Kenai Police Department is still looking for two of the five juveniles who escaped from the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility located on Marathon Road. Sandahl: “The other two are both 5 foot 8, between 120-160 pounds, both are Caucasian males with brown hair and are possibly wearing blue sweatshirts with blue facility pants.” 9:40 pm Update:Three of the five escapees have been apprehended by the Kenai Police Department near the ice rink by the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai. Police Chief Gus Sandahl described the juveniles at large.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享1 AM Update Sandahl: “The subjects were involved with an assault on guards at the facility.” Two males are still at large and the Kenai Police are still requesting Kenai residents to be on the look out and contact them at 283-7879 if they see anything suspicious. For the original report click here.last_img read more