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O-Wrap: 309 get HPV vaccine... Clarendon couple murdered... Cops shootout with 12 gunmen

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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

1. Lack of water hinders fire fight at Portland hardware

Builders Depot, a hardware store at Bryan's Bay, west of Port Antonio in Portland, is a complete loss after fire broke out inside the building about 1:30 this morning. Full story here

2. HPV vaccine administered to 309 girls in 4 schools — Tufton

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton a short while ago informed that 309 girls have so far been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at four high schools between Monday and Tuesday. Full story here

3. Businessman, wife murdered in Clarendon

The upsurge in murders continues in Clarendon with the latest victims being businessman Horace Lyn and his wife Daisy, who were shot dead at their home in May Pen yesterday evening. Full story here

4. Bolt can inspire young, says Coe

Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt can play a key role in inspiring youngsters to get involved in athletics even though he has hung up his running spikes, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Wednesday. Full story here

5. NWA says rain hampering attempts to reopen blocked St Thomas roads

The National Works Agency (NWA) said it has made progress in reopening some roadways that were rendered impassable due to heavy rainfall in St Thomas but a few locations remain a challenge as it continues to rain in the parish. Full story here

6. US Air Force veterans, one a J'can, reconnect after more than 50 years

It was a long time coming for two US Air Force veterans. But when it finally happened, the moment was worth the wait of a lifetime. Full story here

7. Johnson Smith issues caution to Hanna on fake news

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith has issued a warning on fake news to Opposition spokesperson, Lisa Hanna, who earlier today issued a statement in which it was alleged that St Lucian Ambassador to the Organisation of American States, Anton Edmunds, was a victim of the Las Vegas tragedy in the US. Full story here

8. One of 12 gunmen killed in shootout with St James police

An unidentified man was shot dead during a shootout with police on Sean Crescent in Rose Heights, St James on Monday. Full story here

9. 2 more Jamaicans plead guilty in lottery scam

Two more suspects have pleaded guilty in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say cost dozens of mostly elderly Americans millions of dollars. Full story here

10. US embassy thanks Jamaica for support after Las Vegas mass shooting

The US Embassy in Kingston has thanked Jamaica for its support after a gunman killed fifty-nine people and injured about five hundred others at a country music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday. Full story here