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O-Wrap: NESOL boss resigns... Record heatwave... UHWI launches digitised system

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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In case you missed it, here are the OBSERVER ONLINE'S top 10 story for today:

1. NESOL boss Carolyn Warren resigns

Managing Director of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL) Carolyn Warren has resigned. Warren, who became the centre of attention earlier this month over a drug conviction 25 years ago, in a statement a short while ago said she tendered her resignation yesterday “…to avoid prolonging this unfortunate and deeply painful situation”.

2. McKenzie threatens to expose local authorities in breach of health standards when trucking water

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie today threatened to expose municipal corporations found in breach of health standards in the trucking of water under the recently-announced Drought Alleviation Programme.

3. 2 Russians stripped of 2008 Olympic medals; Ja's Chelsea Hammond could get bronze

Jamaica's Chelsea Hammond could be given a bronze medal, a step up from her fourth place finish at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China after two Russian athletes were stripped of their medals today.

4. Two men arrested following Hanover double murder

The police have arrested two men and named three 'persons of interest' following an ongoing gang feud which left a senior citizen and a teen dead at their home in Malcolm Heights, Hanover last night.

5. NWC completes probe into PNP candidate's water project, but...

The National Water Commission (NWC) says People's National Party (PNP) candidate, Jennifer Housen is yet to give the name of the NWC representative who she claimed gave her permission to organise a “community project” to have a resident in Mount Zion, Red Hills, St Andrew supply water from her pipe to other residents in the area.

6. US, EU to 'immediately resolve' steel, aluminum tariffs

The United States and the European Union will "immediately resolve" their dispute over US steel and aluminium tariffs and subsequent EU counter-measures, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today, as the two sides work to defuse a costly trade row.

7. UHWI to launch digitised information system tomorrow

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) will tomorrow launch its Hospital Information Management Systems (HIMS), which will digitise the hospital's operations, in an effort to improve the overall delivery of healthcare services.

8. Record heatwave across Northern Hemisphere

From the Arctic Circle and Scandinavia to California, Japan and North Africa, an exceptional heatwave has been sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere for several weeks, setting record high temperatures and causing drought and wildfires.

9. Drainage works along Hagley Park Road cause delays starting tomorrow

Extensive drainage improvement works are set to commence along a section of Hagley Park Road tomorrow between Portia Simpson Miller Square/Three Miles and Waltham Park Road in St Andrew, the National Works Agency (NWA) says.

10. The Craft Council must be reinstated without delay, McNeill insists

The People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is calling on the Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett to immediately reinstate the Craft Council, which has ceased functioning with the change of administration.


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