O-Wrap: Cops ordered to justify Tommy Lee's arrest... Baby among 3 shot... Ja's poverty rate declines

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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

1. Judge orders police to justify arrest of Tommy Lee
The police have been given until next Tuesday to appear in the Montego Bay Parish Court to justify their detention of dancehall artist Tommy Lee Sparta.

2. Policeman shot dead on Waterloo Road
A police constable who was reportedly on suspension was shot dead on Waterloo Road in St Andrew early this morning.

3. Two St Ann cops arrested for sexual assault
Two policemen from the St Ann Police Division were this morning taken into custody following allegations that they sexually assaulted a woman in the parish yesterday.

4. Imitation is sincerest form of flattery, Red Stripe says in response to Budweiser
Beer manufacturer, Red Stripe Jamaica, has responded to international beer company, Budweiser's release of a Red Lager beer in a bottle that it said is “sneakingly” similar to their traditional bottle which is lovingly called the Stubby.

5. Westmoreland wanted man surrenders to cops
A Westmoreland man who was earlier this year listed as wanted by the police has turned himself in.

6. Baby among 3 shot on Maxfield Ave
OBSERVER ONLINE has received reports that three people, including a six-month-old baby was shot this morning on Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew.

7. 'Livity' Coke, 4 others wanted for murder in East Kingston
Leighton 'Livity' Coke has been listed among five men wanted by the Kingston Eastern Police Division today.

8. Clarke announces significant decline in poverty rate
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke has announced that the rate of poverty has fallen significantly to a six year low of 17 per cent.

9. Over $1.3b spent settling judgement debts — Chuck
Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has called on public servants to act with greater care as he today disclosed that for the first time, all judgement debts due at the end of the fiscal year 2017/2018 have been settled.

10. Bermuda premier ramps up push for independence
Premier David Burt has marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of universal adult suffrage in Bermuda by issuing a fresh rallying cry for independence in this British Overseas Territory.

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