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O-Wrap: 'Red money' scrapped… Gunmen killed in Hellshire… Gov't supports ganja education

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

1. BOJ to demonetise 'red money'
The Government announced a short while ago that the one, 10 and 25-cent coins — which many Jamaicans refer to as "red money" — are to be put out of circulation by the Bank of Jamaica, due to the downward trend in their use since 2005. Full story

2. J'can killed in 'confrontation' with New York cops
A Jamaican man living in the US was fatally shot by police officers in his apartment in Bronx last week Wednesday. Full story

3. Jamaica to serve on UNWTO Executive Council
Jamaica has again been elected to the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to serve a two-year term alongside Argentina and Uruguay. Full story

4. One dead, another injured in robbery
A trip to Rousseau Road in Kingston to purchase a motorcycle yesterday turned deadly when gunmen attacked the prospective buyer and his companion. Full story

5. Gunmen killed during shootout with cops at Hellshire Beach Club
The police are reporting that two men were yesterday killed and their firearms seized after they allegedly opened gunfire at lawmen in Hellshire, St Catherine. Full story

6. Ministers back ganja education campaign
Ministries of Government have given their full support to the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) 'Talk Di Truth' public-education campaign aimed at engaging youngsters in discussion and information-sharing surrounding marijuana use. Full story

7. Six deaths at Florida nursing home without power since Irma
Florida Governor, Rick Scott, has vowed a full investigation into what he called the "unfathomable" death of six residents of a nursing home, which has been without power since Hurricane Irma. Full story

8. J'can pop-up shop to be hosted in Broadway, NY
The Jamaica Tourist Board is inviting New Yorkers to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Jamaica through the colourful and interactive 'Feel the Vibe' pop-up shop that will be held in the Soho neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York. Full story

9. CCRIF to pay US$29.6m to six Irma-affected Caribbean countries
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) says it will be making payments of approximately US$29.6 million to six Caribbean governments impacted by Hurricane Irma under their tropical cyclone insurance policies. Full story

10. World Bank group executive directors to visit Jamaica
Eleven members of the World Bank Group (WBG) Board of Executive Directors will pay a two-day visit to Jamaica from Thursday to Saturday. Full story

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