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O-Wrap: 2 dead in Hanover shooting… US$20-m loan to fight crime… PNP sends OCG report to integrity commission

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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

1. IDB loans gov't US$20 million to better fight crime
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it has approved a US$20 million loan to support the Government of Jamaica's efforts to measurably increase the conviction rate for murders and other violent crimes. Full story here

2. HAJ says municipal council responsible for Westmeade Willows drain
Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited (HAJ) has responded to reports blaming it for flooding in the Westmeade Willows Housing Scheme in Portmore, St Catherine today. Full story here

3. Holness announces $630-m roadworks programme
Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has announced a $630-million roadworks programme. Full story here

4. JDF officer to lead review of Dominica Police Force
Colonel Jaimie Ogilvie of the Jamaica Defence (JDF) Force is to lead a team undertaking a strategic review of that island's police force. Full story here

5.Two dead in Hanover shooting
The police have released the names of the teenager and the driver of a public passenger vehicle who were shot and killed last night when the bus in which they were travelling came under heavy gunfire in the community of Dundee Pen, Hanover. Full story here

6. G2K calls for Hanna to step aside, MOCA to investigate
Generation 2000 (G2K) the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party is calling on Lisa Hanna to immediately step aside as Member of Parliament. Full story here

7. Nothing criminal in Hanna's actions — lawyers
Lawyers representing Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna say there is no criminal culpability on the part of their client and vowed to vigorously defend Hanna's “unblemished” character. Full story here

8.Tourism efforts in Portland bearing fruit – Bartlett
With several calls scheduled, including three for next month, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said the recent and continued efforts to attract cruise ships to Port Antonio is bearing fruit. Full story here

9. Cockpit country boundary excludes important water resources — CCSG
The Cockpit Country Stakeholders Group (CCSG) says it is encouraged by the declaration by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at a sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, that over 74,000 hectares of land will be designated as the Cockpit Country Protected Area and closed to mining under the Mining Act. Full story here

10. PNP says OCG's report sent to its integrity commission
The People's National Party (PNP) says it has taken note of the report from the Office of Contractor General relating to his investigation of activities in South East St Ann. Full story here




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