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O-Wrap: Wage negotiations disappoint JTA... Bus driver murdered in Spanish Town... Ja elected to UNESCO board

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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

1. Cockpit Country boundaries for Parliament soon — Holness
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Cockpit Country boundary definition is being finalised and will be brought to Parliament shortly. Full story here

2. Gov't experiencing difficulty recruiting CEO for Cannabis Licencing Authority
The Government has been having a hard time trying to recruit a Chief Executive Officer for the Cannabis Licencing Authority (CLA), which was set up two years ago to establish and regulate a legal ganja and hemp industry in Jamaica. Full story here

3. Mckenzie displeased with Hanover Municipal Council's media ban
Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie, is expressing “anger” at the decision of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) to bar media access to its Committee meetings. Full story here

4. TODSS calls for Gov't intervention following murder of bus driver in Spanish Town
President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), Egeton Newman is calling on the Ministry of Transport to address issues relating to the safety of public transport operators after the brutal killing of a bus driver yesterday. Full story here

5. Jamaica elected to UNESCO board
Jamaica has been elected to the Executive Board of UNESCO following a successful campaign led by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange. Full story here

6. Taxi man charged with bribing police officer
A taxi operator was on Monday charged by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) with breaching of the Corruption Prevention Act. Full story here

7. Steps to take if you're arrested
Head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, is encouraging Jamaicans to know their rights and the correct protocol for arrest under the law. Full story here

8. US could be paving way to deport 50,000 Haitians — reports
A letter from the United States Department of State could pave the way for deporting 50,000 Haitian residents, by the Thanksgiving holiday later this month, enjoying a reprieve from certain immigration rules that were waived after the 2010 earthquake, according to reports here. Full story here

9. Mona road to be reduced to single lane traffic to facilitate pavement works
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists planning to use Mona Road tomorrow, that the roadway will be reduced to single lane traffic between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Full story here

10. JTA expresses 'disappointment', 'disgust' over salary negotiations
The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has expressed grave “disappointment and disgust” after its team met with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to resume negotiations and found that, “in essence, there is no new offer on the table”. Full story here

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