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O-Wrap: Teen allegedly kills mom… JCC urges Petrojam sanctions… Wage offer upsets cops

Thursday, December 06, 2018

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

1. Teen boy suspected of slashing mom's throat in Westmoreland

The Bethel Town police in Westmoreland are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old woman, who was allegedly stabbed to death and her throat slashed by her teenage son last night.

2. Bullets recovered after alleged police murder did not match lawmen's weapons

None of the four bullets that were recovered in the aftermath of the September 5, 2011 shooting of Andrew Bisson, matched any of the firearms taken from the three policemen who are being tried for his murder.

3. JCC wants sanctions for breaches of governance framework for public bodies

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is recommending that the Corporate Governance Framework for Public Bodies be embodied in law with appropriate sanctions for breaches, following Tuesday's release of a damning report from the Auditor General's Department (AGD) on the operations of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and its affiliate, the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam.

4. JTA welcomes fee waiver for early-childhood practitioners but says annual police records 'onerous'

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has welcomed Cabinet approval for all practitioners at registered early-childhood institutions to be exempt from paying for police records, medical reports and food handlers' permits.

5. Tufton urges precaution against dengue

Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, is urging precaution against the dengue fever virus, including destroying mosquito breeding sites in and around the home.

6. UTech receives UCJ programmatic accreditation for four more courses

The University of Technology, Jamaica says it has been granted programmatic accreditation by The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for more of its academic programmes.

7. Chang pinpoints domestic dispute in murders of returning residents

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the recent killings of returning residents in the island are “wicked and un-Jamaican”, noting that most of the cases are a result of domestic disputes.

8. Several achievements under global fuel economy project

Senior Director in the Environment and Risk Management Division of the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Gillian Guthrie, says several outcomes have emerged from Jamaica's implementation of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) Project.

9. Upset police plan mass meeting to discuss Gov't's latest wage offer

A wage offer put forward by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service today, drew the ire of the Central Committee of the Jamaica Police Federation, which is planning a mass meeting with rank-and-file police officers to discuss the matter.

10. Williams describes performance in Bangladesh Tests as shameful

Former Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies wicketkeeper, David Williams, has described as a shame, the recent performance by the West Indies team in Bangladesh.

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