O-Wrap: Death threats over alleged gangster's arrest... Would-be robber killed... Chris Brown accused of rape

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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

1. Death threats issued after alleged gang leader detained in Manchester

The Manchester police are probing death threats made against civilians following the detention of an alleged gang leader (name withheld) of Grey Ground close to this south central highlands town.

2. Chain snatcher sentenced to 6 months

A man who snatched a gold chain from a woman's neck in downtown Kingston was sentenced to six months in prison, hours after committing the crime on Monday.

3. NSWMA to build four garbage transfer stations

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to construct four new garbage transfer stations in Westmoreland, Trelawny, Clarendon and Portland.

4. Would-be robber shot dead in Kingston

An unidentified would-be robber was fatally shot by a licensed firearm holder on Sundown Crescent, Kington 10 last night.

5. Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim

American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday.

6. Three-day Cabinet retreat to discuss upcoming budget

Cabinet yesterday commenced a three-day retreat, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, to discuss the budget for 2019/20.

7. New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the C'bean

A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations.

8. Motorcyclist dies in Clarendon crash

Investigators assigned to the Clarendon Police Division are questioning the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision that claimed the life of a man on the Dam main road yesterday.

9. Classy Hope can get even better, says Sir Garry

Legendary all-rounder Sir Garry Sobers has described West Indies stroke-maker Shai Hope as a player of “class” and says he can become even better with a few adjustments to his game.

10. Anti-Maduro protests break out across Venezuelan capital

Protesters took to the streets in at least 30 different parts of Caracas on Tuesday, just 24 hours ahead of an opposition-called mass street demonstration against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, a non-governmental organisation that monitors social conflict said.

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