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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

1. Jamaican man dies in Canadian farm accident

A Jamaican farm worker, who was working in Teeterville, Cananda, died on Tuesday when he became trapped beneath a tractor he was driving. Full story here

2. Bolt silences doubters about injury via Twitter post

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt today took to Twitter posting medical proof of a torn hamstring in an effort to silence doubters who questioned whether he was genuinely injured during 4x100 relay final at the World Championship in London last Saturday. Full story here

3. Worker shot dead at supermarket in Westmoreland

A man, who was jointly charged with murder, was shot dead at the supermarket where he works by an unknown assailant in the full view of shoppers and staff members this morning. Full story here

4. Former constable charged with corruption

A former police constable was yesterday arrested and charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act after he reportedly collected $2,000 from a motorist to avoid prosecution for outstanding traffic tickets. Full story here

5. Policeman imprisoned for ganja possession

An inspector of police was imprisoned for possession of ganja when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on August 10. Full story here

6. Police capture St James man wanted in US for lottery scamming

A 28-year-old man from Greenwood, St James, who was wanted in the United States of America for over 60 counts of mail fraud among other offences, was arrested on a warrant of extradition in Deeside, Trelawny yesterday. Full story here

7. San Antonio FC signs Reggae Boy Gordon

San Antonio FC (SAFC) on Thursday announced that the club signed Jamaican midfielder Owayne “Omar” Gordon on loan for the rest of the 2017 United Soccer League season. Full story here

8. Cash offer to make Grace Mugabe assault case 'go away'

The 20-year-old South African model who Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is alleged to have assaulted, was offered cash to make potential charges "go away", a lawyer said Thursday. Full story here

9. Triple tropical threat looms in the Caribbean

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based AccuWeather News Service says two of three budding tropical systems in the Atlantic will approach the Caribbean, Central America and the United States in the coming days. Full story here

10. Motorcyclists killed in collision with each other

Two motorcyclists heading in opposite directions died yesterday after they collided with each other on the Whithorn Road in Westmoreland, the police have reported. Full story here




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