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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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

1. Man chopped to death, another injured as woman flees raging lover

A violent domestic dispute in Glengoffe, St Catherine on Sunday resulted in the death of one man, while two other people have been hospitalised following the melee.

2. Media should exercise responsibility commensurate with press freedoms — Reid

While reaffirming the Government's “unwavering” commitment to press freedom and the expression of free speech, Education, Youth and Information Minister, Ruel Reid, emphasised the importance and need for media practitioners to exercise responsibility commensurate with the rights and freedoms they enjoy.

3. PNP calls for Montague's removal from Cabinet

The People's National Party's (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to remove former National Security Minister, Robert Montague from the Cabinet regarding 29 gun license approvals, which he said were initially rejected by the established Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) mechanisms on account of adverse traces.

4. Holness says press freedom safe under Data Protection Bill

Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night assured the regional media that his Government will ensure that the investigative rights of the Jamaican media remain protected under the new Data Protection Act.

5. National civil registry at RGD to be upgraded

The National Identification Systems (NIDS) Project has committed significant investments to the system upgrade and strengthening of the Registrar General's Department's (RGD) national civil registry, in preparation for its roll-out.

6. J'can food to be on display in 'Caribbean Kitchen' at Paris exhibition

At least 12 producers from six Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, will exhibit their goods at the five-day Salon International de l'alimentation (SIAL) trade fair that opens in Paris on October 21.

7. Sting, Shaggy reclaim Billboard Reggae Album number one spot

English rocker Sting and Shaggy reclaimed the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week. Their collaborative effort '44/876' removed last week's chart topper Santigold's 'I Dont Want: the Gold Fire Sessions', from her one-week reign.

9. Johnson Smith expresses condolences following tragic incidents in UK, Italy

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has reiterated Jamaica's position that any deliberate act of terrorism is unacceptable as she expressed concerns on behalf of the Government at reports of a suspected terrorist attack in Britain.

10. Black car Bolt's only demand on Aussie football foray

Usain Bolt might be a superstar athlete but the fastest man ever won't be getting special treatment when he arrives in Australia in his bid to become a professional footballer.

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