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O-Wrap: Dead neonates probe deepens… Papine Market damaged in fire… Nesta's appeal dismissed

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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

1. SERHA deepens probe into disposal of dead neonates at KPH

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) says its investigation has revealed that there has been a breach in the standard operating procedure with respect to the storage and removal of human remains from the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospital's morgue.

2. KSAMC to quickly respond to Papine Market fire — mayor

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams has indicated that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be moving quickly to make repairs to the Papine Market following a fire which occurred between last night and early this morning.

3. Nesta Carter's appeal against doping disqualification dismissed

A Court of Arbitration for Sport judging panel today dismissed Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter's appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test discovered eight years later.

4. JUTC to introduce vehicle tracking system

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is to implement a vehicle tracking and maintenance monitoring system shortly.

5. May Pen, Sav-La Mar, Corporate Area lead in electricity stealing

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that the most frequent occurrence of meter irregularities detected since the start of the year were in May Pen, Kingston & St Andrew (South) and Savanna-La-Mar.

6. Public transport under viability threat — PNP

The People's National Party's (PNP) Shadow Minister of Transport and Works, Mikael Phillips, says the new proposed policy of unlimited taxi and bus route licenses across the country is a prelude to chaos and will render the transport sector uneconomic and cause service deterioration to the commuting public.

7. G2K, PSOJ hold consultations

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) said it has held “monumental consultations” with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) to discuss matters pertinent to private sector enterprise in Jamaica.

8. Bolt continues to fuel his pro football dreams in Norway

Usain Bolt hopes to play in a friendly against the Norway Under-19 team next week as part of his ongoing bid to become a professional footballer and prepare for his Old Trafford debut in a charity match.

9. Racers Grand Prix online ticket sales closed, outlets opened

Online ticket sales for this year's staging of the JN-Racers Grand Prix international track and field meet – dubbed “Stars: The Next Generation” – closed at midnight last night May 30.

10. Windies too strong for World XI in charity match

Evin Lewis's quick-fire fifty and economical bowling from spinner Samuel Badree saw the West Indies to an emphatic 72-run victory over the World XI in the Hurricane Relief Twenty20 Challenge at Lord's on Thursday.