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O-Wrap: Devil worshipping 'altars' discovered… St James teen charged with murder… Gayle, Russell back

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

1. #StJamesSOE: Cops appeal for change of clothing for detainees

The Freeport police in St James appealed to relatives of individuals in detention to take items of clothing to that facility this morning between 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Full story here

2. Security forces discover devil worshipping 'altars' — Montague

Security Minister, Robert Montague told Parliament today that in the Government's crime fighting efforts over the past couple months a number of 'altars' to facilitate devil worshipping have been discovered by the security forces in sections of the island. Full story here

3. 21-y-o man murdered in Clarendon

A 21-year-old man was yesterday shot dead by unknown assailants at his home in Mineral Heights, Clarendon. He is Javaughn Livingston. Full story here

4. PNP says crime situation could have been addressed sooner

People's National Party (PNP) President, Dr Peter Phillips, in his post retreat press conference today, reiterated his party's support of the state of public emergency declared in St James but pointed out that the crime situation could have been dealt with sooner. Full story here

5. Montague apologises for 'obeah uncle' comment

Minister of National Security Robert Montague today apologised for comments made in jest over a year ago that his uncle is an “obeah man”. Full story here

6. #StJamesSOE: Teen charged with murder of craft vendor

The police are reporting that a teenage boy has been arrested and charged with the murder of 33-year-old Koyodian Grant, otherwise called 'Rasta', craft vendor of Catadupa in St James who was shot dead earlier this month. Full story here

7. Two Jamaicans arrested for fraud at Spanish Embassy

Two men are slated to make an appearance before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this Friday after they submitted false documents to the Spanish Embassy on St Lucia Avenue in St Andrew in hopes of getting visas to the European country. Full story here

8. No fallout in tourism from SOE — TEF chairman

Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer, says he does not expect any fallout in tourist arrivals from the state of public emergency in St James. Full story here

9. INDECOM supports St James state of emergency

The Independent Commission of Investigations says it fully supports the recent decision by the Government of Jamaica to declare a state of emergency in the parish of St James. Full story here

10. Gayle, Russell, Narine return to add star quality

Superstar opener Chris Gayle will return to domestic limited-overs action when he headlines the Regional Super50 starting next Tuesday. Full story here

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