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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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

1. Fitness instructor shot dead outside New Kingston gym

A fitness instructor was this morning shot dead outside the Fit Farm Fitness Club on Braemar Avenue in St Andrew. He has been identified as 52-year-old Christopher Brown. No motive has yet been established for his killing.

2. Bartlett in talks with potential Israeli investors

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says major hotel brands in Israel have expressed interest in investing in Jamaica and are expected to visit the island soon.

3. Scuba diving instructor drowns in Westmoreland

A scuba diving instructor is suspected to have drowned at sea in Negril, Westmoreland on Monday.

4. Jamaica placed on flu alert

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has put the island on alert for influenza (the “flu”), noting a significant increase in the number of cases of fever and respiratory or flu-like illnesses.

5. Petrojam Review Commission to submit recommendations shortly

The Petrojam Review Commission will shortly submit recommendations to the Government regarding the State refinery's operations.

6. Kemoy Campbell shares progress in emotional Instagram post

Olympian and National Record Holder Kemoy Campbell yesterday walked for the first time since he collapsed at the Millrose Games in New York over the weekend.

7. CARICOM concerned about Haiti violence

The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has expressed concern about the violence in Haiti, where opposition parties have been staging street demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.

8. Vaz calls for more private-sector support in building climate resilience

More private-sector stakeholders are being encouraged to partner with the Government in executing projects designed to build Jamaica's climate change resilience.

9. Human trafficking task force seeks 10,000 volunteers

The National Task Force Against Trafficking In Persons (NATFATIP) is seeking 10,000 volunteers to aid in the fight against the scourge in Jamaica.

10. West Indies bowler Gabriel suspended after Root exchange — ICC

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was Wednesday suspended for four one-day internationals after breaching the International Cricket Council's code of conduct over comments made to England's Joe Root.

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