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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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

1. No election now, says Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed Sunday night that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is not in an election mode, despite the presentation of new candidates over the past two weeks.

2. UK apologises to 18 members of Windrush generation

The United Kingdom is to formally apologise to 18 members of the Windrush generation who it is believed could have been wrongfully removed or detained.

3. Gov't contacts relatives of J'can killed in Italy bridge collapse

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade assures that it has been keeping in touch with the relatives of Cristian Cecala, his Jamaican-born wife, Dawna Munroe and their nine-year-old daughter Crystal, who were sadly amongst the 43 casualties of a collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy on August 15.

4. Trelawny Parish court evacuated after bomb threat

The Trelawny Parish Court in Duncans was today evacuted following a bomb threat.

5. Amnesty Int'l to unveil mural for victims of alleged police killings

Amnesty International says it will on Friday unveil a mural on Orange Street in downtown Kingston in honour of Jamaican women fighting for justice for family members allegedly killed by police.

6. Science and technology ministry on autopilot with retirement of PS — Robinson

People's National Party (PNP) spokesman Julian Robinson, says with the departure of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Hillary Alexander, the ministry is on autopilot and the Opposition will not tolerate the 'laissez faire' attitude of Prime Minister Andrew Holness in ensuring that accountability systems are in place.

7. Reggae Boyz rally to 2-2 draw against Barbados

Jamaica came from two goals down at half time to earn a well-deserved 2-2 result against Barbados here at the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Wildey Turf on Monday night.

8. Bus service for students to be expanded

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has committed $380 million for the roll-out of the Expanded Pilot Rural Transportation Project for the 2018/19 academic year.

9. Bolt takes first tentative steps on Man U dream

Usain Bolt has taken the first tentative steps towards his Manchester United dream after the sprint king joined Australian side Central Coast Mariners for his first training session Tuesday.

10. 'Rapid' devaluation of J$ driving up prices, says Phillips

Leader of the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips says that the continuous slide in the Jamaican dollar is unleashing hardship on ordinary citizens and the uncertainty surrounding the Government's economic policies has plunged the society into a state of confusion.

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