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O-Wrap: $41-m budget for by-elections… Newborn found in shallow grave… 4 Costa Ricans among 11 arrested in Westmoreland

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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

1. Tillerson arrives in Jamaica

Washington's top diplomat arrived in Jamaica today to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

2. Taxi driver stabs passenger to death over fare

A taxi driver yesterday evening stabbed a passenger to death along Hope Road in St Andrew, close to the Andrews Memorial Hospital; in what many callers are informing OBSERVER ONLINE was a dispute over taxi fare.

3. Newborn's body found in shallow grave in Clarendon

Police have reported that the body of a newborn baby was discovered in a shallow grave on Foga Road, May Pen Clarendon yesterday.

4. Ministry dispatches trauma team to Spanish Town High after student's body found in shallow grave

A trauma team from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information was yesterday sent to Spanish Town High in St Catherine following the murder of a student from the institution.

5. RGD says children without father's name on birth certificate may have problems with NIDS

The Registrar General's Department says it is concerned that children without their father's name on their birth certificates will have issues accessing government services under the fast approaching National Identification System (NIDS).

6. Bus driver killed in Spanish Town terminus

The life of a bus driver from Sandy Bay in Clarendon was cut short last night by a lone gunman in the Spanish Town Bus Terminus in St Catherine.

7. Four Costa Ricans among 11 arrested in Westmoreland ganja bust

Police in Westmoreland yesterday arrested eleven persons, including four Costa Ricans, and seized approximately 1000 pounds of ganja and two motor cars in Sweet River district, in the parish.

8. EOJ submits $41-m budget for upcoming by-elections

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says it has submitted a $41-million budget to the Government for conducting the March 5 by-elections for both the parliamentary seat of St Andrew North West and the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation division of Norman Gardens.

9. Police Federation wants head of oversight authority to resign

The Jamaica Police Federation is calling for the resignation of Head of the Police Civilian Oversight Authority, Professor Anthony Harriott over what it says are “erroneous and disparaging comments made against the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members.''

10. Jamaica Scorpions crush USA to snare first win

Jamaica Scorpions easily brushed aside USA Cricket by 98 runs here Tuesday night, to break out of their slump with their first win of the Regional Super50.

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