State of Emergency in St Catherine North

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness a short while ago announced that a State of Public Emergency has been declared for St Catherine North.This, he said, will last initially for 14 days. Read more

O-Wrap: Golden Krust CEO sued… Gunmen killed … J'can pair 7th in bobsled WCup

Monday, December 11, 2017

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

1. Golden Krust CEO sued by employees, less than a week after being found dead

Five days after Lowell Hawthorne was found dead at the Golden Krust Bakery in the Bronx, workers at the Jamaican beef patty manufacturer have filed a federal class-action lawsuit. Full story here

2. Two gunmen killed, 3 firearms seized on Waltham Park Road

The police reported the seizure of three firearms and assorted rounds of ammunition following a shootout with gunmen on Waltham Park Road in Kingston on Saturday. Full story here

3. JTA again 'disappointed' with Government's unchanged wage offer

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) negotiating team walked out of today's meeting with the Government “disappointed” again as there was no increase in the wage offer to teachers. Full story here

4. Four hurt in 'attempted terror' blast in NY subway

Four people were injured Monday in the blast that rocked a subway station in the heart of Manhattan, in what the city's mayor said was an "attempted terrorist attack." Full story here

5. Police identify two killed in east Kingston church attack

The police have released the identities of the two people who were fatally shot during a gun attack which took place yesterday at the King's Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in eastern Kingston. Full story here

6. Bartlett named 'Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year'

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has been named the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year according to the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017, carried out by the Caribbean Journal editorial team. Full story here

7. Bermuda Premier signs tax agreement with US, visits Jamaica

Bermuda has signed a new tax agreement with the United States that premier David Burt says demonstrates the island's continued commitment to transparency. Full story here

8. 27-y-o shot dead in Clarendon

A 27-year-old labourer was shot dead by unknown assailants in Ebony Park, Clarendon yesterday morning. Full story here

9. Jamaica pair 7th on bobsled WCup debut; Schneider wins

Jamaica's pair of Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell placed seventh in their bobsled World Cup debut in Germany on Saturday. Full story here

10. Baby formula maker issues global recall over salmonella fears

Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. Full story here




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