O-Wrap: 19 illegal guns in US shipment…. Garvey bust defaced… Wanted J'can arrested in Antigua

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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

1. Six high-powered rifles among 19 guns found at Newport West

The police have revealed that the 19 illegal firearms that were yesterday found at the Kingston Freeport Terminal in Newport West arrived at the facility in a shipment from United States of America. Full story here

2. One of Jamaica's most wanted arrested in Antigua

A magistrate court has ordered the deportation of a 33-year-old Jamaican national, who has been described as one of that country's 10 most wanted criminals. Full story here

3. Garvey bust at UWI defaced

A photograph of a defaced Marcus Garvey bust at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona surfaced on Twitter early this morning, just two days after the country celebrated National Heroes' Day and mere hours after a Bill was passed in the House of Representatives to absolve Jamaica's national heroes from criminal charges. Full story here

4. Haitian arrested for ganja smuggling in St Catherine

Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old Haitian after he attempted to smuggle 1600 pounds of ganja with an estimated street value of over J$6.5 million. Full story here

5. PM gives Mount Salem ZOSO a 'B plus'

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has given the Mount Salem zone of special operations (ZOSO) a 'B Plus' grade. Full story here

6. J'can Dane Kelly wins USL Golden Boot

Dane Kelly has collected the first United Soccer League Golden Boot award of his career. The Jamaican striker is the leading all-time scorer in the USL, the second-tier tournament in the game in the United States. Full story here

7. 30 vehicles purchased for ZOSOs

The Ministry of National Security has acquired some 30 vehicles to be used in the zones of special operations (ZOSOs). Full story here

8. More than US$20b in new investments, says Shaw

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, says Jamaica will see an injection of more than US$20 billion of new investments that will help to drive the economy and increase job creation. Full story here

9. Devon House to be removed from Gov't budget by 2020 — Bartlett

Devon House is to be removed from the Government's budget by 2020, informed Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett at the official opening of Steakhouse on the Verandah restaurant at the popular heritage site on Sunday. Full story here

10. More than 1,900 children diverted from State care

The Child and Family Support Unit (CFSU) of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has implemented strategies to successfully divert 1,901 children from becoming wards of the State. Full story here




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