BJMP-Kalibo rolls out measures vs COVID-19

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – The Bureau of JailManagement and Penology (BJMP) in Aklan is stepping up to the challenge ofcontaining the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As the virus may quickly spread inplaces like prisons, PDLs and jail guards have been always reminded to practicegood hygiene such as washing of hands frequently.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) BJMP-Aklan imposed restrictions and othercoronavirus-related protocols for the well-being of the persons deprived ofliberty (PDLs). Although there have been no reports of the COVID-19 in theAklan District Jail, the facility could possibly become the hotbed of the virusif no preventive measures will be taken. On March 11, BJMP-Aklan suspendedindefinitely the jail visits of family members, relatives and friends of PDLsin Aklan District Jail to minimize their risk of being infected. The jail guards assigned in checkpointsoutside the BJMP-Aklan facility, on the other hand, will not be allowed to workinside.center_img Aside from hand sanitizers, protectivegears are also required for jail guards working in case they need to respond toa potential outbreak of the COVID-19 inside the Aklan District Jail. In addition, jail guards are assigned todo 12-hour shifts from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. to secure thefacilities. Although there have been no reports of the coronavirus disease-2019 in the Aklan District Jail, it could become the hotbed of the virus if no preventive measures will be taken. AKLA DISTRICT JAIL/ B.CARILLOlast_img read more

Jamaica moving to establish domestic airline

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Transport Minister Robert Montague, says he is working to have a domestic airline operating in Jamaica as soon as possible.“Having a domestic airline is one of my objectives because I believe that ordinary Jamaicans should have an option of taking… air transport, so I have it as one of my priorities,” Montague told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). He said that discussions are underway with three investment groups to start a domestic service.“The market can take up to two, and possibly three. I am leading the effort to have a domestic carrier up and running,” he said while attending the final in a series of consultations for the crafting of a new National Transport Policy (NTP).The consultations, held with key stakeholders, will guide the revision of the transport policy, covering air, water, road, railway, and infrastructure and services.It identifies the issues faced in the development of the sector; the roles of government, the private sector and the numerous authorities operating in the sector; the changes necessary in the regulatory structure; and environment and safety issues.last_img read more