Education CDC, Newsom: Schools Can Open Before Teachers Get COVID Vaccines PUSD has already started vaccinating teachers and staff CITY NEWS SERVICE and STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 3:02 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today vaccinations should not be a prerequisite for returning students to campus.“I also want to be clear that there is increasing data to suggestthat schools can safely reopen and that that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated in order to reopen safely,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said.“So while we are implementing the criteria of the advisory committee and of the state and local guidances to get vaccination across these eligible communities, I would also say that safe reopening of schools is not — that vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for safe reopening of schools,” Walensky said.The Pasadena Unified School District began vaccinating its staff last week. The district signed up as a health provider because its nurses perform other vaccinations.Vaccinations were initially limited to school and district office employees. PUSD will eventually provide vaccines to all of its employees, including teachers, school district workers and substitutes, according to the state’s prioritization.The pace of vaccine administration in the county has dragged slowly due to limited supplies, so teachers have not yet become eligible for the shots unless they are 65 or older.Gov. Gavin Newsom has advanced a statewide school-reopening plan contingent on more than $6 billion in funding to provide protective equipment, COVID testing and other safety protocols at campuses. The state’s guidelines call for campuses to reopen for the youngest students when local infection rates drop to a seven-day average of 25 new cases per 100,000 residents. Los Angeles County’s current state-adjusted new case rate is 38.7 per 100,000.Newsom said Wednesday he agrees with the CDC that schools can reopen before teachers and staff are fully vaccinated, as long as adequate safety measures are in place.“We can safely open schools as we process a prioritization to ourteachers of vaccinations and still keep our teachers, our paraprofessionals — which means bus drivers, our cafeteria workers, janitors that are essential workers to keep our schools safe — and keep our kids safe at the same time,” Newsom said.Newsom said many schools are already open on a limited basis across the state, with only 87 reported COVID cases in schools last month, despite a statewide surge in cases.“I’m confident we can get to where we need to go, and that’s safely reopening our schools for in-person instruction starting with the younger grades and those with special needs,” Newsom said. “I say this not academically or intellectually, but as someone with four young kids. The younger kids are not getting the benefits of distance learning that the older kids are. And I’m very concerned about the equity lens in terms of this conversation because so many private schools are open. I believe we can safely reopen public schools to in-person instruction with the appropriate level of safety and support and accountability in terms of enforcing the rules of the road.”UTLA officials have adamantly opposed reopening schools while the county remains in the most restrictive “purple” tier of the state’s economic reopening matrix. Emerging from the purple tier would require the county’s seven-day average new case rate to drop to 7 per 100,000 residents.Union President Cecily Myart-Cruz blasted Newsom and state officials last week for allowing more businesses to reopen despite elevated case numbers and the emergence of new, more-infectious variants of the coronavirus.“Educators want to be back in the classroom, but as the pandemic continues to ravage our communities, we are in the untenable position of fighting to save lives because our elected officials have failed to do so,” Myart-Cruz said.“The state’s inability to stay the course on necessary, life-saving choices once again disregards our communities and people of color who have been risking their lives and dying at disproportionate rates in L.A. 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Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – January 10, 2012 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Farmer fined after animal carcases found on his land Google+ Twitter Google+ News Gardai discovered a sheep skeleton and other dying animals when they visited a farm in Co Donegal.Gardaí were tipped off by animal welfare officers about possible cases of cruelty on the farm of 56-year-old Joseph McBride.Sgt Christy Galligan told Letterkenny District Court he had called to the farm at Murlog, Downings, in February and March 2010. He found a lame goat in poor condition, a dead lamb and the skeleton of a sheep.The court was also told a number of other animals were in poor condition.McBride was charged with failing to remove dead animals from his property.Pictures of the scene were given to Judge Paul Kelly who said “the pictures don’t make attractive viewing”.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon told the court McBride was a small farmer who had been suffering from ill health and that improvements had been made on the farm since the incident.ISPCA inspector Kevin McGinley said they could not say for certain how the animals had died or had suffered.He said it was not known how the animals died, but he said leaving their carcasses to rot was simply wrong.Judge Kelly ordered McBride to pay €250 to the ISPCA and allow for another inspection of his farm before June 11th. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleGAA – Tyrone beat Queen’s at OmaghNext articleMayor calls IBAL litter report on Letterkenny “spiteful and ludicrous” News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Criminal Trial Deficiencies: Supreme Court Seeks High Courts’ Response On ‘Draft Rules Of Criminal Practice’
Top StoriesCriminal Trial Deficiencies: Supreme Court Seeks High Courts’ Response On ‘Draft Rules Of Criminal Practice’ Radhika Roy27 Oct 2020 4:07 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday, during the suo moto proceedings related to inadequacies and inefficiencies in the criminal trial system, sought the response of all High Courts on the implementation of Draft Rules of Criminal Practice prepared by the amici curiae.Senior Advocate Luthra, one of the amici curiae appointed by the court in the suo moto matter, suggested that the High Courts should…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday, during the suo moto proceedings related to inadequacies and inefficiencies in the criminal trial system, sought the response of all High Courts on the implementation of Draft Rules of Criminal Practice prepared by the amici curiae.Senior Advocate Luthra, one of the amici curiae appointed by the court in the suo moto matter, suggested that the High Courts should adopt the draft criminal rules by adopting them in the administrative side.”We have tried to have a synchronized system all over India so that there is a rationalization of processes”, he said.Luthra told the bench that the draft rules were framed after serving notice to all High Courts and after hearing the views of those HCs which responded. However, the Apex Court, in the interest of justice, sought to hear the High Courts’ response to the same before issuing any such directions.”Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra states that draft rules have been prepared after notice to HC and after hearing those HCs which responded. Nevertheless, in the interests of justice, we should hear the High Courts before taking decision on framing rules”, the bench comprising CJI SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao observed in the order.The matter will be considered after four weeks.Criminal Law Reforms: Amicus Curiae Submits Draft ‘Criminal Rules Of Practice’ Before SC [Read Report]In March 2017, the Supreme Court had taken suo moto cognizance on the issue of “inadequacies and inefficiencies in the criminal trial” based on suggestions of Senior Advocate R. Basant.It had been highlighted by Basant that though there were beneficial provisions in the Rules of some High Courts which ensured that certain documents, such as list of witnesses and the list of exhibit/material objects referred to, were annexed to the judgement and the order itself of the trial court, these features did not exist in the Rules of some other High Courts.He suggested that, in the interest of better administration of criminal justice and to usher in a certain amount of uniformity, and acceptance of best practices prevailing over various parts of India, the Supreme Court may consider the issue of certain general guidelines to be followed across the board by all Criminal Courts in the country.Post consideration of the same, the Supreme Court issued notice to the Registrar-General of all High Courts and the Chief Secretaries/the Administrators and the Advocates-General/Senior Standing Counsel of all the States/Union Territories, so that general consensus could be arrived at on the need to amend the relevant Rules of Practice/ Criminal Manuals to bring about uniform best practices across the country.Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and R. Basant were then appointed as amicus curiae in the matter.In March 2020, pursuant to the directions issued by the Supreme Court, the amici submitted a Report outlining the Draft Rules of Criminal Practice, 2020. The Draft Rules were prepared after receiving responses from 15 States/Union Territories and 21 High Courts in order to recognize the diverse practices prevalent in various States and High Courts and to ensure that the same was compliant with the Code of Criminal Procedure. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Somalia has fined a private company 10, 000 US Dollars for hiring 27 Kenyans Illegally.The case – the first to be tried in the once lawless nation is an indication that the country’s immigration department has the teeth to bite.CCTV’s Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.
Mothers are special. This core belief is a strongly and lovingly held universal one. When one chooses to describe a relationship with a female by stating, ‘she is/was like a mother to me,’ no further explanation is needed. The listener immediately understands that there is an unbreakable bond that this relationship entails. The Mother/Child Bond In its most natural and biological form, the bond that exists between a mother and a child is incomparable to any other simply from the vantage point that the child is formed of and within the physical being of the mother. For me this is unconditional love. The relationships we form with our mothers – whether they are supportive or strained – ultimately affect our relationship with ourselves and how we navigate every other relationship in the world.For this Mother’s Day, I’m choosing to reflect upon a variation of this relationship; namely the one that exists between a stepmother and a stepdaughter. The Stepmother It seems that no matter where one is from or how one chooses to worship, the dynamics in such interactions are courteous at best, and tumultuous in their darkest hour. Hardly if ever, are they easy.Why is this? Usually, the stepmother enters the equation either through death or divorce if matrimony is a part of the equation. Either way, chances are the offspring is experiencing some sort of grief and in some cases trauma as a result of disintegration of their family structure. The offspring’s loss, is separate and apart from that of their father. And of course level of impact correlates directly with the age at which this change happens. Abandonment As a start, we justifiably assume that our mothers will always be there for us. When she goes away (or is taken away from us), our foundations of trust and safety are shaken to the core. To be abandoned and betrayed by the very person who brought forth life can sometimes feel like a curse worse than death. The child is left feeling as though they are fighting for their right to exist. Rarely if ever, does the father (figure) allow space for the child to grieve the loss of their biological mother. Perhaps in their own grief they lack the emotional intelligence to do so, as they too grapple with their own muddled feelings of anger, betrayal, and disappointment, hurt and such. I was 16 years old the first time I met the woman that would become my stepmother. I was asked or told – both of them meant the same in my dictatorial upbringing – ‘please get along with her because she means a lot to me.’ While one woman took an oath in sickness or in health, the other, a frightened and overweight teenager, vowed to honor her father’s words – by any means necessary. As one who works in the business of transformation, I often meet clients who are trying to ‘iron out’ difficult relationships, especially concerning stepparents. Remember Cinderella? At the demise of her father, she is left to be raised by her cruel stepmother and share space with her evil stepsisters. She tries her utmost to be ‘good’ yet all of her efforts within her dysfunctional family situation are futile. Chances are you know the rest of that story. Reflecting on Mother’s Day 2018Mother’s Day 2018 had me reflecting deeply upon the notion of being a stepmother and/or being a stepchild. Even the term denotes some element of ‘rank and file’. In the words of one dear friend of mine who wears this weighty crown, a stepmother is required to step down, not up. One week following this day, my father passed away, surrounded by 7 women – his beloved wife by his side held his hand until his very last breath. As I continue to mourn the deep loss of my father, last week, while riding my bike here in Bali, a thought occurred to me, one that prompted me to re-visit this discourse and share it on this Mother’s Day. My Conclusions It is unrealistic to attempt to liken the relationship between a stepmother and a child to that of the one that a birth mother and child share. Step-relationships are based on the conditionality of the absence of the birth mother for one reason or another. Any attempt to try to replace one’s birth mother’s unconditional love with another woman is self-serving to the man and potentially an abject and unconscious cruelty meted out to the children involved. I am at the age and stage in life where I have dated men with children and as such found myself in the role of potentially being a stepmother. I have intentionally avoided meeting these men’s children until our relationship is at a level that warrants such introductions. Children require consistency, stability and love – not a parade of their father’s desires traipsing across their vulnerable landscapes. Personal experience has led me to the following conclusion:Let the woman and the child choose how they wish to address and therefore relate to each other. This will take tremendous pressure away from both parties who rightfully feel that their respective positions ought to be honored and respected.Rather than have a relationship forced upon either one, allow both beings to come to love each other in their own way. If we let love lead, each person will find their way to love – in the right space and time. Remember, each and every relationship promises a gift and a lesson; especially those ones that demand us to confront ourselves. This Mother’s Day I choose to acknowledge ALL mothers, but ESPECIALLY those who from an act of selfless love, are willing to assume the responsibility of parenting children that are not their own. A noble act indeed; one that deserves commendation. Nadine McNeil, otherwise called Universal Empress, is a yoga teacher, life coach, women’s circle facilitator, public speaker and non-fiction writer, who lives and works Bali, Indonesia. To learn more about her, visit: www.universalempress.com
Ronaldo sent Neto the wrong way on 17 minutes and added a second penalty, for his eighth league goal of the season, after Montoya fouled him again.Having only lost at the Mestalla to Villarreal this season Marcelino Garcia’s collection of loan signings and youngsters showed magnificent will as they fought to get back into the game.Rodrigo missed a gaping open goal for the hosts just before half-time.Just before the hour 22-year-old Spanish striker Santi Mina lost Nacho and stole in at a corner to pull a goal back with a well directed header. It was his third goal in three games.Bale, who showed all his old pace, was then booked for telling the referee he needed glasses. Television replays suggested Bale had a good point.As for Benzema, he was largely reliable in build up play although he seemed reluctant to shoot, but as he trudged off when substituted looking as depressed as the Spanish press claim he is.With tension building, Ronaldo might have scored three times, failing to convert after great work from Bale and Luka Modric and sending a free-kick sizzling narrowly wide.Marcelo finished brilliantly to relieve Madrid nerves after a tearing run and cut in from the left culminated in a fierce low drive into the bottom corner.Zidane, who has been in charge at Madrid since January 2016 after Rafael Benitez was fired after a defeat in Valencia, looked visibly relieved.Kroos then put the cherry on Madrid’s cake with a precise strike from outside the area with Valencia fading.Share on: WhatsApp Real manager Zinedine Zidane was able to field his favoured forward line of Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema for the first time in 279 days.“This was a big game in a big stadium and we played with great character,” said Zidane.“It shows we are still here and that we are ready to fight. There’s a long way top go in the league and we will do our best possible.”This was no walk in the park for Zidane’s men who indeed had to fight until two late strikes from Marcelo and then Toni Kroos relieved the tension.On a sunny afternoon at an animated Mestalla stadium with it’s impeccable turf and rowdy Curva Nord stand, Valencia, a club back on their feet after a decade of turmoil, had only lost once at home this season and gained a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu in August.Valencia’s fast, confident, counter-attacking bamboozled Madrid defenders Raphael Varane and Nacho from the off and the home team also looked menacing from corners.From one Valencia corner, however, Bale headed down to Ronaldo who tore down the field, passing to Marcelo and advancing into the Valencia box where Martin Montoya fouled the Portuguese superstar as he collected a pass. Madrid, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo converted two penalties as Real Madrid battled to a 4-1 away win at Valencia in La Liga on Saturday, lifting the recent gloom over the defending Spanish and European champions.The result leaves Madrid 16 points behind top placed Barcelona on 54, Atletico Madrid are second on 43, Valencia third on 40 with Real another two back.
Mueller, however, has had a change of heart as top Democrats have remained unsatisfied with the results of his investigation. On Wednesday, Robert Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30 a.m., EST, and then at noon before the House Intelligence Committee regarding his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.Its a show many locals apparently do not want to miss, and reports say Democrats have a surprise witness in store.According to reports, several bars in Washington, DC will be opening early Wednesday and screening Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress for patrons.Furthermore, multiple media outlets are speculating that Democrats plan to have an unidentified witness at Mueller’s hearing.Mueller initially said that the 400-page report on the Russia investigation spoke for itself, constituted his testimony and therefore would not appear before Congress.Related content:Mueller: The Report Speaks for Itself “I will NOT Testify Before Congress” Click here to learn more. In the wake of the probe, President Trump has faced calls for impeachment, accusations of collusion, obstruction of justice, and more.The investigation took place from May 2017-March 2019 resulting in the indictment of 34 individuals, 8 in which have plead guilty to or have been convicted of felonies.Five of those people were Trump officials and campaign associates.However, none of the convictions involved a conspiracy between the campaign and Russians as alleged.According to reports, the investigation cost tax payers more twenty-five million dollars.President Trump still affirms that there was “No Collusion” calling Mueller probe a “Witch Hunt.”
By Celia BelmonteHIGHLANDS – The Twin Lights Historic Site marks its sesquicentennial this year with a series of events between now and October, beginning on Sunday, June 24, with Twin Lights Family Day.The free program is geared toward families with children, ages 10 and younger, and will include pirate shows, caricatures, balloon art, games, face painting and pony rides and live music by Aardvark Smile and Rip Tide.The event, sponsored by the Twin Lights Historical Society, will run rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and move indoors in case of inclement weather.“We have never done anything like this before,” said Claire Reilly-Taylor, Twin Lights trustee and event co-chair. “Our goal is to get local families to come. We want to share the space with our community on its 150th anniversary.”The Twin Lights in Highlands is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year with several events.Since the Twin Lights opened to the public in the early 1960s, almost 3 million people have visited the historic site. In a typical year, between 80,000 and 100,000 people explore the Twin Lights Museum and climb the 65-foot North Tower for its unparalleled view.Despite the large public draw and its close proximity, Reilly-Taylor pointed out that few in the Two River area have visited the historic landmark.“It is amazing how a lot of people in our community have never been to the Twin Lights,” Reilly-Taylor said. “It is funny because I lived in Navesink and never went before I was a trustee. But being up there, it is amazing.”A record-setting crowd is expected to come to the site on Twin Lights Family Day.“We have definitely reached out to the Highlands community,” Reilly-Taylor said. “There has been great synergy. We really want to bring some awareness to the Highlands.”Twin Lights Historical Society members also hope the event will help celebrate the rich history the site has gained as the nation’s only connected lighthouse. Since its completion in 1862, the structure has hosted some of the United States’ most significant and fascinating events.At more than 200 feet above sea level, the Twin Lights Historic Site was chosen to host the first ever public reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. On April 25, 1893, hundreds of citizens, government leaders and foreign dignitaries, politicians and naval vessels were invited by President Grover Cleveland to join the U.S. Navy in the elaborate patriotic event.The Twin Lights was also the site of groundbreaking advances in science and technology.Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi conducted his revolutionary communications experiments in 1899, wirelessly reporting the progress of the America’s Cup sailing regatta off the coast of Sandy Hook from aboard a flotilla in the Atlantic Ocean back to a wireless receiver in front of the Twin Lights.The lighthouse would become the country’s first wireless telegraph station that could send and receive messages on a regular basis.Additionally, a series of top-secret experiments in the mid-1930s were conducted at the Twin Lights by the U.S. military to jumpstart a radar program. By the 1940s the technology developed in the Highlands would dramatically change the course of history, helping the U.S. detect enemy attacks and win World War II.“We have this amazing 150-year-old historical site right in our backyard,” Reilly-Taylor said. “It is good for the community and great for families to partake in it.”During the event food and beverages provided by local restaurants will be sold. Visitors can also bring their own snacks and drinks but are reminded that New Jersey state law prohibits alcoholic beverages.Parking for Twin Lights Family Day will be available at Henry Hudson High School located at 1 Grand Tour. Two shuttle vans will run for families unable to make the short walk from the high school. The newly expanded Twin Lights parking lot will only be able to provide a limited number of handicap spots.Reilly-Taylor and fellow co-chair Laurie Bratone received assistance from the state of New Jersey to bring Twin Lights Family Day to life.“The state is co-sponsoring the event,” Reilly-Taylor said. “They have been really great. The DEP (N.J. Department of Environmental Protection) runs these kinds of historical sites.”Family Day on June 24 is just the first in a series of events scheduled to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Twin Lights in 2012. Coinciding with the last day of the Highlands 18th Annual Clamfest on Aug. 5, the Twin Lights will host On Hallowed Ground: 150 Years of History at the Twin Lights.“The second event is more focused on historically significant things like the first Pledge of Allegiance and the first lifesaving station,” Reilly-Taylor said. “The lifesaving station was just restored this past year. It was at Sandy Hook but the Coast Guard gave it totally restored to us. It will be open to the public in August.”The Twin Lights is home to the Spermaceti Cove Boat Building, the northernmost of eight original U.S. Life Saving Service stations constructed between Little Egg Harbor and Sandy Hook in the mid-1800s. The very first of its kind to be built, the station at the Twin Lights holds the oldest surviving original boathouse equipment artifacts dating back to 1849.On Sept. 16 the Twin Lights will then showcase some of the area’s top creative talent with its first fine art and photography show, Double Exposure: The Twin Lights Through the Artist‘s Eye.The yearlong celebration will end in spectacular form with an Oct. 20 fundraising event, Making Waves Shipboard Gala, a dinnertime cruise around the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.Although the anniversary festivities end in October, the Twin Lights Historical Society has plans in the works to secure an even brighter and longer future for the lighthouse.Starting in 2013 and headed by curator Margaret Carlsen, the Twin Lights Museum will begin a “reimagining process.” Along with continuing to expand its collection of important work and photography, the museum will implement touch screens and interactive exhibits to become more kid-friendly and hands-on.“I have a five-and-a-half-year-old son,” Reilly-Taylor said. “At first when I traveled around and went to alternative museums, like the Mystic Seaport, I saw that they were more kid-oriented. Kids react to touch, feel and visual exhibits. That is what we are trying to do.”New exhibits with papers and artifacts on the Pledge of Allegiance, wireless communications and the U.S. Life Saving Service will also give students, historians and interested visitors greater access to and knowledge of the site’s storied past.The historical society hopes these four events, as well as the lighthouse’s new developments, will help gain local support so the Twin Lights can reach its bicentennial anniversary and beyond.“Of course everyone is welcome,” Reilly-Taylor said. “But we really hope to reach out to local families so they become more involved and love the lighthouse and want to care for it like we do.”
WESTERN BUREAU: Former national football star, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, was one of nine prominent St James residents to have roads renamed in their honour at a ceremony hosted by the St James Parish Council at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday. “I am deeply honoured and extremely privileged to be among the list of persons to be recognised by the St James Parish Council in such a significant way,” said Whitmore, who represented Jamaica with distinction in the 1998 World Cup Finals in France. “To have a road named after me is truly humbling. “I have spent most of my adult life dedicated to something I love, which is football. Not many people have the awesome blessing of getting up each day and working in an environment that fills their heart with such satisfaction,” continued Whitmore. “Therefore, it is my fervent desire to continue to serve my country and community by contributing in all ways I can to uplift those with whom I come in contact with, but more important, the less fortunate.” Whitmore also took the opportunity to make an impassioned plea for greater investment in the youth, citing the recent successes of two of St James football clubs. “On Saturday, the Granville Football Club won the Western Confederation Super League and Montego Bay United won the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday,” said Whitmore. “These two championship successes have brought great pride to the west and are sterling examples of how community programmes can provide a positive alternative to our youths. “That is why I am convinced we can turn things around for our young men and women and (help them) regain their self-esteem through dignified work and community interaction.” He continued: “As I accept this gesture by the parish council, I do not only do so with a grateful heart, but also with a call for renewal in community development and greater investment in our young people.” Whitmore was one of nine honourees at the ceremony, which named 10 roadways in Montego Bay after prominent Montegonians – living and deceased – who offered exemplary service to the city through business, politics and sports. The two roadways named after Whitmore are: Theodore Whitmore Crescent, the section of roadway from the Howard Cooke Boulevard turning on to the Montego Bay Road and then right at the first roundabout in the southerly direction, passing the Catherine Hall Shopping Complex (MegaMart) to the second roundabout; and Theodore Whitmore Close, the section of roadway from Theodore Whitmore Crescent to the Montego Bay Sports Complex Bleachers’ Car Park. The other eight newly named roadways in Montego Bay are: – A.G.S. Coombs Road, named after the late former Minister of Communication and Works A.G.S. Coombs. – Arthur Gilchrist Boulevard, after the late former Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Arthur Gilchrist. – Charles E. Sinclair Road, after the late former Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Charles E. Sinclair. – Clarence Nelson Drive, after the late former Custos Rotulorum of St James Clarence Nelson. – Francis Tulloch Road, after businessman and former Minister of Tourism Francis Tulloch. – Glaister Dehaney Close, after businessman Glaister Dehaney. – Maffessanti Drive, after developer and builder Guiseppe Maffessanti. – Dr Marco Brown Road, after retired medical practitioner Dr Marco Brown.