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O-Wrap: UTECH students kidnapped, robbed… 757 lbs ganja seized… Gun, lead sheets found in Mt Salem ZOSO

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

1. J'can murder suspect who fled to Cayman fights deportation, cites 'right to life'

A Jamaican man accused of killing a man last December before fleeing to the Cayman Islands, is seeking to prevent deportation from that nation, because he contends his “right to life” may be in danger. Full story here

2. Concerns over $626m road work in St Mary invalid — Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says concerns over the $626 million road project in St Mary, which the People's National Party claims is politically motivated, are invalid. Full story here

3. Security force seize firearm, lead sheets in Mount Salem ZOSO

The joint forces in the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem , St James this afternoon reported the seizure of a .40 Glock pistol with a magazine containing ten rounds and an M16 magazine containing thirty-one 5.56 rounds. Full story here

4. 757 pounds of ganja found in Westmoreland

Police have reported that 757 pounds of ganja worth approximately $3.28 million was seized during an operation in Whitehouse, Westmoreland yesterday. Full story here

5. UTech students kidnapped, robbed by taxi man

The University of Technology's (UTech) Students' Union and the Papine Police are urging students to take designated vehicles or the Jamaica Urban Transit (JUTC) buses when commuting to and from classes. Full story here

6. England-West Indies second ODI abandoned

Play in the second one-day international between England and West Indies at Trent Bridge on Thursday was abandoned as a no-result washout. Full story here

7. Portia to receive honorary degree from UWI

The University of the West Indies (UWI) will hold a special convocation ceremony on Saturday, September 30 to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Full story here

8. INDECOM head to discuss int'l police killings database on working visit to Switzerland, Netherlands

Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, has left the island on a working visit to Switzerland and Netherlands. Full story here

9. NWC denies that cruise ships refuse water in Ocho Rios

Regional water supply manager at the National Water Commission (NWC) North East Region, Dr Phillipa Campbell-Francis, has denied rumours that cruise ships docking in Ocho Rios no longer take water from the NWC. Full story here

10. Three J'cans charged with ganja smuggling in Cayman

Three Jamaican men caught by Cayman marine police earlier this month, have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Law with importation and possession of a controlled drug. Full story here

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