O-Wrap: Four rifles seized, 13 arrested… Gov't aims to reduce NCDs… 13-y-o boy murdered

Monday, September 25, 2017

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


1. 13 people held in connection with seizure of rifles in St James
The police are reporting that 12 men and a woman were taken into custody following the seizure of four high-powered M16 rifles, a Glock .45 pistol and 87 assorted rounds of ammunition in Flanker, St James, today. Full story

2. Man accused of killing father one of two wanted in Clarendon
The Clarendon police have listed Nyko Walters and Christopher Lynch as 'wanted'. The two men are being asked to report to the May Pen Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) by 5:00 pm, tomorrow. Fulll story

3. Gov't to respond to 'Save Cockpit Country' petition within 30 days
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), in congratulating the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and other Jamaicans for the success of the 'Save Cockpit Country' petition, said it will address the issues and concerns brought forward within 30 days. Full story

4. Chuck's divorce comments demotivates, demoralises court staff – PNP Patriots
The Patriots, the young professional arm of the People's National Party (PNP), is calling on Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck to apologise for comments made in Parliament last week, noting that it only served to further demoralise and demotivate the court's staff and expand the growing rift between a critical segment of the Civil Service and the Government. Full story

5. Reggae Boyz to play Saudi Arabia in October
Jamaica's Reggae Boyz will on October 7 play the national team of Saudi Arabia. Full story

6. Dominica death toll at 27; 18 missing after Maria
Dominica's Police Chief says the death toll following the passage of Hurricane Maria has now risen to 27. Full story

7. Waltham Park Road shooting leaves 2 dead
A 13-year-old boy was among two people shot dead in Mongoose Town off Waltham Park Road in Kingston on Sunday, the police have reported. Full story

8. Windies launch relief drive for Caribbean hurricane victims
West Indies players wore black armbands during Sunday's third ODI in tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent hurricanes which swept through the Caribbean. Full story

9. Corporate Area lock-off in NWC non-revenue water reduction programme
The National Water Commission (NWC) says that as part of its ongoing non-revenue water reduction programme, the company will be conducting maintenance works in some sections of the Corporate Area this week. Full story

10. Govt targeting reduction of non-communicable diseases – Johnson Smith
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the Government is targeting a significant reduction in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through policies promoting healthier lifestyles and measures to mitigate their effects on the population. Full story

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