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O-Wrap: J'can singer sues Miley Cyrus... Orette Fisher resigns... Pastor fathers child with 12-y-o

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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

1. Jamaican singer sues Miley Cyrus over lyric
A Jamaican artist has filed a US$300 million lawsuit against pop star Miley Cyrus over her 2013 hit "We Can't Stop," saying a key lyric was snatched from him.

2. Teachers to return to schools tomorrow
The three-day sick-out being staged by the nation's teachers is to end as, according to the Labour Ministry, the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has agreed that normalcy will be restored to schools come tomorrow.

3. MOCA carries out raids as probe into fraud by Labour Ministry employees continues
Operatives from the Major Organized and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) as well as investigators from the Financial Investigation Division conducted search and seizure operations in sections of Kingston and St Andrew today.

4. Orrette Fisher resigns
Director of Elections Orrette Fisher today tendered his resignation and will be demitting office tomorrow.

5. LASCO reduces sugar in food drink by 50%
LASCO Manufacturers (LASM) says it has reduced the sugar content in its core product line.

6. DNA test proves pastor fathered child with 12-y-o girl
Kingston clergyman, Pastor Kenneth Blake, is now contemplating his next move after a Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test proved that he is the father of the child belonging to a 12-year-old girl he is accused of raping in 2015.

7. Trump's tariffs could hurt Jamaica badly, says Hanna
Opposition People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on foreign affairs & foreign trade, Lisa Hanna has expressed concern that the proposed tariffs on a number of countries for imported aluminium and steel recently announced by United States President Donald Trump could have serious direct and indirect economic implications for Jamaica.

8. More than 1000 rounds of assorted ammo found in Calvary Cemetery
The Kingston Western police seized more than 1000 rounds of assorted ammunition in the Calvary Cemetery in Kingston about 6:15 am today.

9. Now or never: Afghanistan face Windies with World Cup hopes on line
Former West Indies star and national coach Phil Simmons aims to deliver a major blow to his former team and salvage Afghanistan's hopes of making the 2019 World Cup when the two sides clash on Thursday.

10. Major upgrading for National Stadium, Trelawny Multipurpose facility
Major refurbishing and expansion works, valued at over US$40 million, are to get under way later this year at the National Stadium and the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium.

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