Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle car-carrying service has been relaunched following the repair of fire damage to the Channel Tunnel (RG 1.97 p21), starting with several weeks of special events under the ’Happy Summer’ banner. Managing Director Bill Dix announced on June 10 that 60 to 65% of capacity would henceforth be reservable, requiring a public timetable for the first time. On-train refreshments are to be provided along with initiatives such as children’s activity packs and non-shopping tourist itineraries. Services will run up to four times an hour at peak times, with one per hour during the night. o
KINGSTON, Jamaica – For the third time this year, Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency (SOE) in Jamaica, this time in Clarendon and St Catherine.Speaking at a press conference at Jamaica House on Thursday morning, Holness said the drastic increase in crime in both parishes have led to the need for an SOE. The SOE will be in effect for between 14 days and three months.“This should come as no surprise. The last time I was here, I said that the next time I am at this podium, a state of emergency would be in Clarendon. St Catherine is an addition to this,” Holness said.Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson said, year to date, the parish of Clarendon has been responsible for 100 murders while 91 persons have been killed in the St Catherine South Police Division and 66 in St Catherine North.“The high level of violence has been undermining the lives of residents,” Anderson said.He said the police would be placing a heavy emphasis on investigative strategy and technology. “Our objectives are to maintain a low violence environment and to disrupt gang activity,” Anderson said.In April of this year, a tri-state SOE was declared in the western parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover and St James. In July, a second SOE was declared in the corporate area police division of St Andrew South.Residents of Jamaica continue to criticized the Holness administration’s decision to implement a series of SOEs across Jamaica, with no other measures of tackling crime in the country. But Andrew Holness has constantly defended his decision, saying the government is doing the best they can to implement strategies to fight crime.
Amidaus Professionals midfielder Yahaya Mohammed admits with determination he will surely book a place in Ghana’s final squad for the AFCON 2013 tournament in South Africa.The 24-year-old utility player is part of five locally based players who have been included in Coach James Kwesi Appiah’s 26-man provisional squad for a pre -tournament exercise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The former Nice midfielder currently leads the goal king race with nine goals after nine appearances, has won the hearts of most Ghanaian soccer fans with his overwhelming performance int the domestic league.“I will proof my worth in camp, even though my aim has been to play in the senior national team,so was surprised at the call up because I had never been invited for any of the black stars friendlies but I believe I will work for it. I am confident in myself, so even if just 20 players are to be selected, I will make the squad but when dropped, I won’t be disturbed.” He told Asempa sports.The Black Stars will play Egypt and Tunisia in two friendly matches during the training camp in Abu Dhabi.The final squad will then be named ahead of the CAF deadline of 10 days before the start of the competition. Ghana is drawn in Group B that will be based in Port Elizabeth alongside Mali, Niger and DR Congo.