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O-Wrap: Weed whacker thieves escape... US citizen missing in Kingston... Bahamas int'l festival to honour Grace Jones

Thursday, December 07, 2017

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In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today

1. American citizen missing in Kingston
Forty-one-year-old Marjan Ehsani, an American citizen of Burlington Avenue, Kingston 10, has been missing since Tuesday, December 5. Full story here

2. Candlelight vigil for Lowell Hawthorne at UWI this Saturday
There will be a candlelight vigil for former president and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Lowell Hawthorne, this Saturday at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. Full story here

3. Thieves escape after attempted robbery
Three thieves attempting to rob a man of his weed whacker on Carlisle Avenue in Kingston 19 this morning were cut short on their mission when the man shouted for help and the police responded. Full story here

4. House approves first supplementary estimates
The House of Representatives yesterday approved the First Supplementary Estimates for the 2017/18 financial year, which reflect an increase of $89.9 billion. Full story here

5. NCB's Nation Builder award nominees named
Nine small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will vie for more than $2 million in prizes at the 10th annual National Commercial Bank Nation Builder Awards (NBA) gala to be held on December 12 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew. Full story here

6. Jamaica, Argentina sign agreement on cooperation in art, culture
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has told Argentinian Ambassador to Jamaica, Ariel Fernandez, that Jamaica is looking forward to building cooperation with Argentina in areas such as the exchange of professionals, specialists, researchers, students and creators in the different fields of culture and art, as well as in tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Full story here

7. Five held in illegal gun finds
The police are reporting that five men have been taken into custody following the seizure of three illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition in separate incidents today. Full story here

8. Community policing crucial for nation building, says Charles
Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security Senator Pearnel Charles Jr says community policing is a tried and proven strategy that is instrumental in nation building. Full story here

9. Bahamas International Film Festival to honour Grace Jones
Jamaican actress, singer, songwriter and supermodel Grace Jones will be honoured with the Career Achievement Award at the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) taking place December 10-17. Full story here

10. CARICOM-Cuba summit to be held in Antigua and Barbuda
Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba will hold the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday. Full story here

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