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O-Wrap: Injured Russell out of CWC… PICA to launch online services… 19 cops promoted to DSP

Monday, June 24, 2019

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In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top ten stories for today:

1. Injured Russell sidelined for remainder of Cricket World Cup

The West Indies' faltering World Cup campaign suffered a fresh blow on Monday as all-rounder AndreRussellwas ruled out for the remainder of the tournament due to a knee injury. Batsman Sunil Ambris will take his place.

2. PNP Women's Movement calls for urgent action to protect children

The People's National Party Women's Movement is calling for a concentrated effort by the government to protect children amidst continuous reports of crimes being committed against them.

3. US gov't reacts to T&T's criticism on trafficking in persons report

The United States government says it looks forward to working with the Trinidad and Tobago government after Port of Spain reacted angrily to a report by the US State Department that placed the oil-rich twin island republic among several Caribbean countries not in compliance with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons.

4. Trump's threatened deportations are not 'civilized', says US House Speaker

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's threatened coast-to-coast deportations of migrants "outside the circle of civilized human behaviour" on Monday in remarks that underscored the gap between the two sides over immigration.

5. PICA to roll out online application systems for immigration and citizenship

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will shortly roll out its online application systems for immigration and citizenship services.

6. Jamaica wins award for use of GIS in policing

Jamaica has been selected as this year's recipient of the Esri Achievement Award for its use of geographic information system (GIS) in policing.

7. Governments must regulate social networks — Facebook's Clegg

Governments must regulate social networks and not the companies themselves, Facebook's head of global affairs and a former deputy prime minister of the UK said in an interview Monday.

8. 19 police officers promoted to rank of deputy superintendent

Eleven policewomen are among 19 inspectors who been elevated to the gazetted officer corps of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as deputy superintendents.

9. Searing heat across Europe sparks scramble for shade

Fans flew off store shelves and water fountains offered relief from theheatas temperatures soared in Europe on Monday, with officials urging vigilance ahead of even hotter conditions forecast later in the week.

10. Antigua gov't wants to buy out Digicel's operation

The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations here of the Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel, as the authorities announce new initiatives in its ongoing battle to have the company and competitorFlow share the spectrum space with a state-entity.


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