O-Wrap: Beyonce, Jay Z spotted in Kingston… Gun making machine found in Manchester… Holness dismisses claim of high food prices

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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

1. FLA discovers gun making machine in Manchester

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) today conducted investigations in Manchester following the discovery last week of a machine which is capable of manufacturing firearms.

2. US Coast Guard nabs J'can near Florida

The United States Coast Guard said it has detained two Caribbean nationals among six migrants over the last weekend.

3. Social media frenzy after Beyonce, Jay Z spotted in Kingston

Social media, especially Twitter users, have been in a frenzy all afternoon after pop power couple Jay Z and Beyonce were spotted in the Kingston 12 area shooting scenes for a music video on a “yeng yeng” bike.

4. Sean Paul on Good Morning America tomorrow

Sean Paul will be featured on ABC's Good Morning America tomorrow (Wednesday, March 21) to perform his latest single Mad Love with David Guetta, featuring Becky G.

5. #BudgetDebate 2018: Holness dismisses Phillips' claim of high food prices

Prime Minister Andrew Holness today presented “receipts” contending figures quoted by Opposition People's National Party (PNP) leader, Dr Peter Phillips during his contribution to the budget debate last week suggesting “massive price increases since 2015”.

6. PNP considers appealing ruling for by-election in Yallahs

The People's National Party (PNP) said it is consulting with its legal team to determine whether to file an appeal against the decision of the court that a by-election should be called in the Yallahs Division in St Thomas.

7. #BudgetDebate2018: PM responds to call for online voting

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he finds the call by newly appointed People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) Krystal Tomlinson for discussions centred on the possibility of online voting in national elections, interesting since her party has “stoutly rejected the very means by which this kind of e-governance would be possible – the National Identification System”.

8. Mentally ill man batters pregnant T&T woman

Police in Trinidad are probing the death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman, who was battered to death by a mentally ill man on last night in Mayaro, south east of the island.

9. Foreign Affairs minister expresses condolences in FIU bridge collapse

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims of last Thursday's tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge at the Florida International University (FIU).

10. $123m spray patching to benefit 8 parishes

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it recently completed spray patching works on a number of roadways in four parishes and is to start work in an additional five parishes during the upcoming week.

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