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O-Wrap: 7-y-o assaulted at school... New anti-corruption commissioners soon... Gov't to repair parochial roads

Thursday, November 09, 2017

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

1. Education Ministry probing assault of 7-y-o at Clark's Town Primary
Education, Youth & Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid says that a thorough probe will be carried out at the Clark's Town Primary School in Trelawny, where a seven-year-old boy was assaulted by his peers. Full story here

2. Bermuda police make arrests in murder of Jamaican
Bermuda police have made two arrests after a 30-year-old Jamaican man was murdered as he “ran for his life” from a lone gunman who chased him through the back streets of Pembroke parish. Full story here

3. GG to appoint commissioners for anti-corruption unit soon
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, in short order, will appoint five commissioners to a single Anti-corruption Unit, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica. Full story here

4. Hate crime charge sought against white student who smeared body fluid on black roommate's belongings
The Connecticut NAACP wants a felony hate crime charge immediately filed against a white former college student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate's belongings. Full story here

5. Islandwide rainfall expected today
A trough across the central Caribbean including Jamaica, is expected to remain across the region for the next three days and influence weather conditions across the island. Full story here

6. JMA encouraged by BOJ's foreign exchange initiatives
The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) said it is encouraged by the Bank of Jamaica's improved management of the foreign exchange, which has resulted in greater predictability of the movement of the Jamaican dollar. Full story here

7. Mike Tyson barred from entering Chile
Former boxing great Mike Tyson was barred from entering Chile on Thursday because of his criminal record, airport police said. Full story here

8. Jamaica must capitalise more on renewable energy says Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica must capitalise on the availability of renewable energy. Full story here

9. UDC invites consultants to aid in establishing Jamaica's third city
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says it is continuing to advance work on the development of Jamaica's third city through a request for submissions from qualified entities to provide consulting services to develop a multi-criteria site suitability model to determine the optimal location of the city. Full story here

10. Local gov't minister says parochial roads will be repaired
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says the Government will be undertaking a comprehensive rehabilitation programme to “significantly tackle parochial roads across the country” that are in disrepair. Full story here