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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

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

1. Alleged employment scam suspect in custody, not charged
The Manchester Police confirmed that a woman who has been in custody since last week in relation to an alleged overseas employment scam that took place in the parish has not yet been charged.

2. McLean found guilty of murdering St Thomas six
A jury has found St Thomas businessman Michael McLean guilty of murdering four women and two children 12 years ago in his home parish.

3. Major General Antony Anderson appointed police commissioner
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the appointment of Major General Antony Anderson as Commissioner of Police for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) effective March 19.

4. INDECOM investigating double fatal shooting
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is investigating the double fatal shooting of two men along the Spanish Town Bypass yesterday.

5. Taxi groups submit petition to keep Portmore Route Taxi Association open
A petition has reportedly been submitted to Minister of Transport and Mining, Mike Henry to have the Portmore Route Taxi Association remain open after the Transport Authority delisted it for breaching the terms and conditions of its approval as a route taxi association.

6. PNP says Cornwall Regional needs urgent attention
The People's National Party (PNP) is calling for a state of medical emergency to be declared on the Cornwall Regional Hospital which it said “is in chronic disrepair and suffocating under resurgent air quality issues”.

7. Tar shortage hindering road work — PNP
Petrojam Limited, the sole supplier of tar, has been unable to meet the demands of the market over the past weeks, says People's National Party (PNP) Spokesman on Transport and Works, Mikael Phillips.

8. Gayle leads Windies past UAE
Chris Gayle hammered his 23rd one-day international hundred to lead the West Indies to victory in their opening World Cup qualifier against the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, while Afghanistan collapsed to defeat by Zimbabwe.

9. BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging apps
Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry sued Facebook on Tuesday, accusing the American social media company of infringing on its patents for messaging apps.

10. European diplomat says Caribbean women still yet to shatter glass ceiling
A senior European Union diplomat says while women in the Caribbean have made “outstanding strides” in recent years, they, like their European counterparts are still yet to completely shatter the glass ceiling.

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