O-Wrap: Five killed in crash... Suspected scammer arrested... BOJ reports low inflation

Monday, May 21, 2018

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

1. Hanover crash death toll at five
The police have confirmed that five people succumbed to injuries they received in a motor vehicle crash along the Hopewell main road in Hanover last night.

2. Suspected 'ringleader' in J'can lottery scam arrested
A man believed to be the ringleader in a Jamaican lottery scam was apprehended earlier this month following the arrest of an elderly US woman in connection to the scam last year.

3. Remove 'errant' ECJ commissioner — Bunting
Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has condemned the controversy now surrounding the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and said the one "errant" commissioner that is at the root of the issue should be removed.

4. Slow down, St Elizabeth cop urges after 4 sustain injuries in crash
Attributing a two-vehicle collision in Goshen this morning to speeding and careless overtaking, traffic cop in the St Elizabeth Police Division, Corporal Albert Simpson, is calling on motorists to slow down.

5. Police say St Ann couple still missing
The police have disclosed that the St Ann man and woman who went missing on Thursday, May 3 have still not been located.

6. US man rams car into his family at restaurant, killing two
A 62-year-old man was under arrest for murder in North Carolina Monday after he allegedly excused himself from a restaurant lunch with his family, then rammed them with his car at high speed — killing his daughter and daughter-in-law.

7. BOJ governor reports low inflation in April
Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says the 3.2 per cent rate of inflation recorded for April 2018, fell below the BOJ's target range of four to six per cent.

8. Corporate Area Traffic Court closes until further notice
Members of the public are being advised that due to a fire at the Corporate Area Traffic Court, 2 Melbourne Road, last Friday the Court will be closed to the public until further notice.

9. Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future
Venezuela was facing the threat of fresh international sanctions and intensified domestic unrest Monday following President Nicolas Maduro's re-election in a vote rejected by the opposition as a farce.

10. UWI lecturer commends CCJ ruling on voter rights of Commonwealth citizens
A senior lecturer at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has welcomed the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) regarding the registration of Commonwealth citizens to be included in the voters list ahead of the May 24 general election in Barbados.

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