Chinese foreign ministry discussed developments with observer team in Jamaica

working group from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on the Jamaica Observer last Friday and discussed a range of issues with the newspaper’s managers, editors, and reporters, including bilateral, regional and global affairs, China’s belt and road initiative, as well as developments in the technology industry. The Chinese delegation was headed by that country’s former ambassador to Suriname Zhang Jinxiong and included Li Cuiying, counsellor of the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs; Song Junying, director of the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, China Institute of International Studies; and Chen Haoyue, attaché at Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs.

Jamaica’s Road deaths head to 400 mark

For the seventh year in a row the country has failed to meet the national target of keeping road fatalities below the 300 mark.

According to the latest figures from the ministry’s Road Safety Unit (RSU) released two days ago, 300 people have already been killed on the nation’s roads since the start of the year.

Last year 386 people died on the nation’s streets making 2018 the deadliest in the past 15 years. Between January 1 and September 10 last year 281 people died in road crashes. Of this number motorcyclists account for the highest demographic with about 90 road deaths followed by pedestrians with over 70 fatalities.
After missing the more than the decade old 300-per-year target. Exceeding 400 victims this year, means that this would be the first time that passed the figure since 2002, when 408 people were killed on the roads.