>> The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has officially launched its new Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), merging the motorized patrol division and the traffic and highway division. The branch’s work is expected to bring about improved compliance with the Road Traffic Act, reduced crime in public spaces and increased public support for the force. The PSTEB consists of 700 members who had to undergo training in, among other areas, human rights and situational awareness.
>> Finance minister Dr. Nigel Clarke says figures from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reveal that Jamaica’s GDP moved from 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent over the initial three quarters, between July 2017 and March 2018. Dr. Clarke maintains that this development does not necessarily guarantee a transition to higher levels of growth, but “there is reason to be optimistic.”
“Understand that what you have in your head, no one can take from you. Choose your friends wisely, and don’t get distracted from the real reason why you are in school.” – Entrepreneur Randy McLaren giving a pep talk to the 2018 Burger King Scholarship recipients at the recent awards ceremony in Kingston