Transport Authority to Target Illegal Operators

first_imgAdvertisements Transport Authority to Target Illegal Operators TransportOctober 19, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Transport Authority will be rolling out a comprehensive programme to get illegal operations off the streets. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, made the announcement at the handing over of five Volvo buses to Montego Bay Metro Limited yesterday (Oct. 17), at the company’s depot in Bogue. He said that details of the programme will be announced shortly.  “Where illegal operators are on the road, the Transport Authority’s remit is to put order into the disorder.  We are going to be getting …those who are illegal operators off the streets,” he stated. He argued that it is not reasonable to have persons paying fees to operate legally and “doing all the necessary registration and documentation annually, and at the same time, there are illegal operators, who have not paid any fees or done any documentation, competing with them”. Turning to the taxi associations, the Minister opined that some of the groups are not properly serving their membership, or providing the service for which they were formed. He said further that there are too many associations competing for members, and the numbers could be rationalized to about three or four per parish.  “You can’t have one parish with all 12 and 15 associations, and each association is competing for members,” he argued. “I just want to say, going forward, that whereas we do not intend to have a public against a private interest in this country, everything has to be legal, regularized and regulated,” he stated. RelatedTransport Authority to Target Illegal Operatorscenter_img RelatedTransport Authority to Target Illegal Operators RelatedWork Commences on Granville to Retirement Road in St. Jameslast_img read more

McKeon named president, CEO of L.A. Newspaper Group

first_imgJohn C. McKeon, former vice president/marketing for the Knight Ridder corporation, on Friday was named president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, which includes the Daily News and seven other daily newspapers in Southern California. The announcement was made by Gerald Grilly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MediaNews Group, which is based in Denver. “John McKeon’s strong background in advertising and marketing is exactly what the Los Angeles Newspaper Group needs to take it to the next level,” Grilly said. “Expansion of our online products, launching of citizen journalism projects and the growth of our printed editions provide a creative opportunity to expand our business and serve readers and users better.” Prior to joining Knight Ridder, McKeon, 49, was executive vice president and general manager of Newsday on Long Island, N.Y. Previously, he served from 2002 to 2004 as senior vice president/general manager of South Florida-based Sun-Sentinel Co. In these roles, he has held responsibilities for virtually all aspects of a newspaper’s operations, including advertising, circulation, operations, marketing, finance and planning. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesMcKeon served as senior vice president/advertising for the Los Angeles Times from 1998 to 2001. Earlier posts included a period as senior vice president/advertising and chief innovation officer at Newsday from 1994 to 1998, a variety of senior advertising and marketing positions at Newsday from 1986 on, and two years as vice president/marketing at Times Mirror National Marketing. He started his career with Million Market Newspapers as vice president/research from 1981 to 1984. A native of Queens, N.Y., he holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from City University of New York. McKeon, his wife, Deborah, and daughter, Elizabeth, will relocate to the Los Angeles area from San Jose. Knight Ridder was recently sold to McClatchy Co., which spun off several properties to MediaNews. Those included the San Jose Mercury News, the Contra Costa Times and the Monterey County Herald. The Los Angeles Newspaper Group is made up of the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, San Bernardino Sun, Pasadena Star-News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts and Whittier Daily News. It also publishes the Spanish-language weekly Impacto. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more