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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

1. Alleged Ski Mask gang leader, two cronies killed

Adrian Walker, alias 'Lippy', the alleged leader of the Ski Mask gang operating out of Bunker's Hill, Trelawny, and two of his cronies, were shot dead during an alleged shootout with the police in the Friendship district of the parish on Monday.

2. IDB to provide more than US$50m per year for investment projects in Jamaica

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is making more than US$50 million a year available for investment in a number of projects in Jamaica, through its investment arm, IDB Invest.

3. Attacks on children 'shameful and un-Jamaican' — Chang

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says the recent cruel and brutal attacks on children are “shameful and un-Jamaican”.

4. Legendary calypsonian 'Mighty Shadow' dies

rinidad and Tobago legendary calypsonian, Winston Bailey, who was due to receive an honorary doctorate from the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) this weekend, died this morning.

5. Plastics have entered human food chain, study shows

Bits of plastic have been detected in the faeces of people in Europe, Russia and Japan, according to research claiming to show for the first time the widespread presence of plastics in the human food chain.

6. PNP women condemn murder of children, urge Gov't to present plan of action on crime

The People's National Party Women's Movement (PNPWM) is urging the Government to present a plan of action that will limit the opportunities for criminals to carry out dastardly and deadly acts.

7. Trinidad rattled by two earthquakes minutes apart

Two earthquakes, one with a magnitude of 5.1 rattled Trinidad and Tobago minutes apart late Monday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

8. Mexico may be next to legalise marijuana, says incoming FM

Mexico "absolutely" could follow Canada's lead in legalising marijuana as a way to reduce violence generated by a war on drugs that "doesn't work," its incoming foreign minister said Tuesday.

9. JFF reiterates selection policy amid Leon Bailey controversy

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has restated its selection policy for players seeking to be a part of national teams, as it seeks to strike a deal with Bayer Leverkusen winger, Jamaican-born Leon Bailey.

10. Female J'can coach to benefit from FIFA mentorship programme

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) says former National Under-15 Girls' coach and JMMB/JFF Advanced Level II graduate, Toni Cowan, will leave the island on Saturday to participate in a FIFA Women's Football Development Coach Mentorship Programme.

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