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O-Wrap: 2 taxi drivers amass over 1,500 tickets... Taxi protests until Friday... Police seek power to access phone data

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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

1. Two taxi drivers amass over 1,500 outstanding traffic tickets

The police's Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) today nabbed two Corporate Area taxi drivers who reportedly have amassed over 1,500 outstanding traffic tickets between them.

2. Commenting on Chucky's conviction would be inappropriate, says Commissioner

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson, in responding to calls for a comment on the conviction of Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown on murder charges, says he cannot at this time comment as there are other matters in court connected to the conviction.

3. Police seek power to access phone data

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is seeking power to compel suspects to give access to their electronic devices without a court order.

4. Exchange rate continues to show flexible two-way movements — BOJ

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter, says the exchange rate has continued to exhibit flexible two-way movements.

5. Taxi protests could continue until Friday — TODSS

Protests by operators of public passenger vehicles (PPV) across several parishes against the proposed amended Road Traffic Act may continue into Friday when the Senate meets.

6. Gov't facilitates discussions on paternity leave

The Government is facilitating discussions on the introduction of a Paternity Leave Act, to encourage shared parenting, support and mentoring.

7. TPDCo breaks down $17-m cost for MoBay welcome sign

The Tourism Product Development Company Ltd (TPDCo) has sought to justify the recently commissioned Montego Bay welcome sign, estimated to cost $17 million.

8. One in two high skilled C'bean citizens migrating, says UNESCO report

More than one in two high skilled people in the Caribbean are migrating to other countries, says UNESCO's 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report.

9. JET says residents dissatisfied with progress of Cockpit Country protection

One year following Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement of the Cockpit Country boundary, residents and civil society are dissatisfied with the progress towards its protection, says the Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET).

10. One dead, three injured in Santa Cruz shooting

A man is dead and three others are now nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident in the market in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth late Monday.

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