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O-Wrap: Driver, 2 children killed in St James crash… Holness denies recommending Integrity Commission boss… Spice tops Billboard Reggae chart

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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

1. Education Ministry trauma team visits John Rollins Primary after students die in road crash

The education ministry has expressed sadness at the death of two children and an adult in a motor vehicle crash on the Rose Hall main road in St James this morning.

2. Holness denies recommending Integrity Commission boss

Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a statement this afternoon informed the House of Representatives that he had no role in the appointment of an acting executive director for the Integrity Commission.

3. St James police seize firearm, eight people in custody

Eight people are now in police custody following the seizure of a .45 pistol along with nine .45 rounds of ammunition inside a clothes basket during an operation in Retirement district, Granville, St James yesterday.

4. Late Elva Ruddock lauded for contribution to entertainment industry

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has applauded the late comedienne, Elva Ruddock, for her sterling contribution to the development of Jamaica's entertainment industry.

5. Peace and justice centres to offer gender-based violence training

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is to be incorporated in the training programme offered at peace and justice centres across the island.

6. Police arrest five men after firearm found in car

The police are reporting that five men were taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm on Red Hills Road, Kingston 19 early this morning.

7. Transport group urges Gov't to seek expert opinion on stemming fatal crashes

Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) is urging the Government of Jamaica to employ international experts to examine the country's road network to recommend ways to mitigate fatal crashes.

8. Police 119 number down again

Members of the public are being advised that the police 119 emergency number is yet again out of service.

9. CCJ declares Guyana's cross-dressing law unconstitutional

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Tuesday ruled as “unconstitutional” a law in Guyana that makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in public while dressed in clothing of the opposition sex.

10. Spice becomes 3rd female to top Billboard Reggae chart this year

Since the Billboard Reggae Album chart was created in the mid 1990's, only 9 female artistes have reached number one. Spice is the third female to top the chart this year.

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