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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

1. Bartlett orders review of $17-m Montego Bay welcome sign

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has ordered a full review of the $17 million budgeted for the 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign and attraction.

2. Isolated Indian tribe kill American intruder on sight

Some of the world's last tribespeople untouched by modern civilisation have killed an American who ventured illegally onto their remote island, Indian police said Wednesday.

3. Man hides under cellar in Kingston as lawmen seize gun

A joint police/military operation along Bryden Street, Kingston 16 has resulted in the arrest of one man and the seizure of two firearms and 41 rounds of ammunition.

4. Public Defender says 105 children were detained in St James SOE

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry this afternoon told the Internal and External Affairs committee of Parliament that a total of 105 children have been detained under the State of Public Emergency in St James, between January 18 and October 31.

5. TA refutes claim of $75-k fine for PPV badge infractions

The Transport Authority (TA) is refuting the claim made by several protesting taxi operators that the new Road Traffic Bill contains a $75,000 fine for failure to display a public passenger vehicle badge while operating.

6. JGRA urges 'bad gas' compensation

The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is urging the energy ministry to fast track the process for compensating motorists who presented claims related to the “bad gas saga”.

7.No breach of articles in appointment of SDF Board, says Grange

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says her appointment of the Board of Directors of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) is in keeping with the authority accorded as per the Articles of Incorporation. She was responding to claims by Opposition spokesperson on sport Natalie Neita Headley that she had acted improperly in her appointment of the new board.

8. UNDP representative endorses paternity leave in Jamaica

A general strike shut down most of Haiti Wednesday as tension and uncertainty gripped the country following deadly protests over the weekend and the president's unexplained absence from public.

9. Haiti gripped by tension as president stays out of sight

A general strike shut down most of Haiti Wednesday as tension and uncertainty gripped the country following deadly protests over the weekend and the president's unexplained absence from public.

10. 4,274 new cases entered Supreme Court for Easter term

Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, is reporting that a total of 4,274 new cases entered the Supreme Court across all divisions for Easter term 2018, while 3,337 cases were completed.

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