Montague Contemplating Extending Traffic Ticket Amnesty

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National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says he’ll be asking the Parliament to extend the Traffic Ticket Amnesty.

The Amnesty which started on August 2 ended yesterday.

Minister Montague says his Ministry, the Tax Administration Jamaica, TAJ, and the Police have been receiving an overwhelming number of requests for an extension.

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He says over $470-million have been collected so far under the amnesty.

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The amnesty allowed motorists with outstanding tickets to clear up their records without penalty.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.