O-Wrap: JLP wants Paulwell's resignation... Parliament shut down... PNP rejects Petrojam forensic audit

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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

1. JLP calls for Paulwell's resignation

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is calling for the resignation of Opposition Spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell in light of his involvement in the auditor general's report of corruption at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam.

2. Parliament shut down as staff withdraw services

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament was a short while ago shut down in the midst of a meeting with senior officials of Petrojam and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, as Parliamentary staff have been ordered to withdraw their services.

3. PNP attempts to circumvent the Parliamentary process by holding illegal PAC meeting, says JLP

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is accusing the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) of circumventing the Parliamentary process by holding an “illegal” Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting this morning.

4. PNP rejects terms of reference for Petrojam forensic audit

Leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips has rejected what he said are the limited terms of reference announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to guide the forensic audit of Petrojam, calling it a “sham”.

5. Gov't committed to protecting human rights, says foreign affairs minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the Government remains committed to protecting the human rights of Jamaican citizens.

6. Global Rescue to assist in developing Jamaica's tourism resilience — Bartlett

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica is now making formal arrangements with Global Rescue to assist with the development of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, which will be launched next year in Jamaica.

7. PNP mourns Ambassador Frank Pringle

The People's National Party (PNP) is today mourning the death of party stalwart and former Tourism Minister, Ambassador Frank Pringle.

8. Trinidad police probing matter involving disclosure of PM's phone number

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is investigating “a specific matter” involving someone who has contacted Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley after his mobile phone number was made public by a member of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said Tuesday.

9. Brilliant Hope levels ODI series for Windies

Shai Hope smashed a brilliant century as West Indies edged Bangladesh by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka on Tuesday.

10. Barbados Tridents owner up for extradition, court rules

Exiled Indian business magnate, Dr Vijay Mallya could face fraud charges in his homeland after a court in London on Monday ruled that he could be extradited from the United Kingdom.

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