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Monday, December 17, 2018

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

1. J'can rheumatologist killed in hit-and-run in Maryland

US authorities say an award-winning Johns Hopkins rheumatologist from Jamaica was killed in a hit-and-run involving three vehicles in Maryland.

2. Murder of Manchester taxi driver prompts warning from transport group

The murder of a taxi driver in Comfort district, Manchester has prompted calls from Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) for all public transport operators to exercise care with their money and passengers, especially during the festive season.

3. Opposition questions why the 20 'dangerous criminals' in St James SOE haven't been charged

People's National Party (PNP) President, Dr Peter Phillips, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness should explain why the “20 dangerous criminals” who are said to be detained in the St James state of emergency (SOE) have not yet been charged.

4. St Mary man implicated in murder of British woman remanded

The man who was arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Karen Cleary-Brown, a returning resident from the United Kingdom, was remanded when he appeared before the St Mary Parish Court on Friday.

5. NEPA encourages Jamaicans to protect crocodiles

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging the public to help in the conservation of the American Crocodile species in Jamaica.

6. IDB lends further support to CDB's investment in regional energy security

The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Monday said it is partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in providing more than US$85 million to increase the region's energy security through geothermal energy development.

7. New York governor says he's ready to legalise recreational ganja

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday called for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use in his state — a move that would add America's most populous city to the growing list of places that allow the drug's use.

8. $300,000 provided to furnish two homes under Indigent Housing Project

Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond Mckenzie, says $300, 000 has been provided to furnish two houses in St Ann that have been constructed under the Indigent Housing Project.

9. Cottrell, Hope guide West Indies to crushing T20 win

Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell delivered a career best 4-28 before Shai Hope struck a half-century as West Indies crushed Bangladesh by eight wickets in their Twenty20 series opener Monday.

10. Hope leaps into ODI top 10

Shai Hope's back-to-back unbeaten hundreds in the recent one-day series against Bangladesh, has catapulted him into the top 10 of the ICC batting rankings.

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