O-Wrap: Curfew in Annotto Bay ... Cop accused of soliciting $7,000 ... Closure of Simpson Miller Square

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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1. Curfew imposed in Annotto Bay, St Mary

The police say a curfew has been imposed in sections Annotto Bay, St Mary. The curfew began at 6:00 am today and will remain in effect until 6:00 am on Friday. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

2. NWA gets ready for complete closure of Three Miles

Alternative routes motorists will be able to use when the National Works Agency (NWA) closes Three Miles/Portia Simpson Miller Square to vehicular traffic completely, in a month's time, were outlined to yesterday's Roads and Traffic Committee meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation.

3. Cop accused of soliciting $7,000 from motorist charged

A policeman assigned to the Motorized Patrol Division (MPD) has been arrested and charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, 2000, after he was accused of soliciting $7,000 from a motorist.

4. Shaw calls for 'fair and rigorous' application of revised treaty of Chaguaramas

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says that the provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas must be applied fairly and rigorously in order to result in increased economic development in the region.

5. In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order today ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the US border illegally.

6. Exxon Mobil makes 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana

US-based oil giant,ExxonMobil has struck oil again this time at the Longtail-1 exploration well, making this the 8th successful discovery.

7. Sandals sets record straight

Sandals Resorts yesterday described as sensational, a headline reporting a recent statement attributed to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley regarding concessions relating to the Tourism Development Act and said it welcomed the opportunity to “set the record straight” on the matter.

8. Bangladesh coach Rhodes confident ahead of Windies tour

Newly appointed Bangladesh cricket coach Steve Rhodes predicted a competitive Test series in the West Indies next month but said there was no reason the team could not win.

9. JMEA 'gravely concerned' about PetroJam scandal

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) says that it is “gravely concerned” with the current controversy surrounding the government and operations of PetroJam.

10. #WC2018: Lucky Costa goal sees Spain past dogged Iran

A lucky Diego Costa goal handed World Cup hopefuls Spain their first win of the World Cup although dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset today.

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