O-Wrap: PM orders audit of Petrojam oil losses… Kalado held with toy rifles… Four-day celebration for Girlz

Monday, December 10, 2018

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

1. PM orders audit of Petrojam oil losses

Prime Minister Andrew Holnesshas directed the Board of State refinery, Petrojam, to take the necessary actions to recover funds determined to have been misappropriated from the entity's resources.

2. PM: Gov't not at a stage of divesting Petrojam

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is not at a stage of divesting Petrojam although there is no strategic reason for the State to continue owning the oil refinery.

3.Water guns land Kalado in police custody

Dancehall artise Kalado had a brief encounter with the law yesterday over what police officers thought were three high-powered rifles found in his possession.

4.US customs officers searching more travellers' devices

US Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travellers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found.

5. JATOO considers passage of new Road Traffic Act a betrayal to PPV owners

The Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) says it considers the passage of the new Road Traffic Act in the Senate, a betrayal to the more than 25,000 public passenger vehicle (PPV) owners across the island.

6. Region urged to prepare for 'big' quake

The head of the seismic Research centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Joan Lutchman, is reiterating calls for the region to be prepared for a major earthquake after several parts of the Caribbean have been jolted by tremors in recent times.

7. Grange congratulates Kadijah Robinson on top five finish in Miss World competition

Minister of Culture, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has congratulated Kadijah Robinson, Jamaica's representative to the Miss World pageant, for her stellar showing as she finished in the top five of the competition held in Sanya, China.

8. Commuters bemoan traffic changes at Portmore toll/ Marcus Garvey Drive intersection

Commuters have dubbed as "foolishness" the new traffic changes that have been implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA) at the intersection of Marcus Garvey Drive and the entrance to the Portmore toll road.

9. Grange announces four days of celebration for Reggae Girlz

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport, Olivia Grange, has announced a schedule of activities to honour the Reggae Girlz' historic qualification to the FIFA Women's World Cup finals.

10. Batsmen never came to grips with pitch — Chase

Roston Chase conceded Sunday that West Indies' batting had not been up to scratch in their five-wicket defeat to Bangladesh, failing to adjust to the slow pitch and ultimately falling short of a competitive total.

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