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O-Wrap: PNP Councillor, son murdered … Brady charged with fraud... House of woman in Miami gun bust searched

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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

1. Murder of PNP councillor-caretaker, son a major tragedy — Phillips

The People's National Party (PNP) says it is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the death of Clarendon councillor-caretaker, Carol Ebanks and her son, who both were attacked and killed by gunmen yesterday. Full story here

2. Harold Brady charged with fraudulent conversion

Harold Brady, who was earlier this year disbarred from practising as an attorney in Jamaica, was yesterday charged with fraudulent conversion when he reported to detectives from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation (C-TOC) branch. Full story here

3. Cops search home of woman as gun bust probe continues

Police yesterday searched the house of the woman who has been detained in connection with last month's gun bust in Miami. Full story here

4. al-Faisal extradition hearing postponed due to police 'sick-out'

The extradition hearing for controversial Jamaican-born Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, which was set for today, was postponed until January 4, 2018. Full story here

5. JET welcomes UDC decision to declare Goat Islands a wildlife sanctuary

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it is celebrating the decision by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to establish the Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area as a wildlife sanctuary for endemic and endangered species, including the critically endangered endemic Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei). Full story here

6. Wheatley reaffirms Government's support for net neutrality

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Andrew Wheatley has reaffirmed the Government's full support for the principles of net neutrality. Full story here

7. Agriculture Ministry to import food supplies to meet Christmas demand

The Ministry of Agriculture says it will be importing additional food supplies in order to adequately meet demands during the Christmas season after heavy rainfall across the island in recent months resulted in a lack of agricultural production. Full story here

8. 10 J'cans among 96 illegal immigrants detained in Trinidad

Several Caribbean nationals, including 10 Jamaicans were detained by police during a combined anti-crime exercise conducted in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in recent weeks. Full story here

9. NEPA warns against buying protected species as Christmas gifts

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning members of the public, who may be seeking to purchase pets as gifts for the Christmas season, to be careful not to buy protected species. Full story here

10. PICA grants largest number of naturalised citizenship

Minister of National Security Robert Montague today presented a total of 47 men, women and children with official documents identifying them as naturalised Jamaican citizens, during a Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency's citizen (PICA) swearing-in ceremony. Full story here

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