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Monday, May 06, 2019

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

1. Accused 'rogue cop' surrenders

The policeman who was involved in the shooting incident last Sunday which left three persons dead in Spanish Town, St Catherine, has surrendered to the police.

2. JCF clamps down on illegal motorcycles

The St Andrew police seized a total of 16 motorcycles in just over a week, as part of efforts to clamp down on motorists in breach of the Road Traffic Act.

3. Education ministry officials to assess fire damage at Seaforth High

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has dispatched a team to visit the Seaforth High School, St Thomas today to obtain a more detailed report on the damage done to sections of the property by fire on Saturday.

4.St Vincent defends tax concessions to Rainforest Seafood

The St Vincent and the Grenadines government has defended the decision to grant a 15-year tax break and other concessions to Jamaica-based Rainforest Seafoods SVG Ltd that has promised to invest EC$10 million (US$3.7 million) in a fish processing facility

5. G2K concerned about effects of 'misleading report' by former contractor general

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, today expressed concerns about the effects that an “incomprehensive and misleading” report presented by former Contractor General Dirk Harrison will have on investment opportunities for Jamaica.

6. Work on Closed Harbour Beach to commence today

Construction work on the much- anticipated $1.3 billion state-of-the- art Closed Harbour Beach Park Development project in St James, is scheduled to commence today.

7. Transport group condemns killing of St Thomas taxi driver

The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) says it is saddened at the slaying of 35-year-old taxi operator, Jermaine Kelly who shot dead at his home in Yallahs, St Thomas yesterday.

8. COTED accepts Ja's application for 2-year suspension of CET on lithium ion batteries

The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has accepted Jamaica's application to suspend the common external tariff (CET) on lithium ion batteries for two years.

9. UDC announces investment opportunities at Reach Falls

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is inviting investors to submit proposals for concession opportunities at Reach Falls in Portland.

10. Hope, Gayle named Windies vice captains

Shai Hope and Chris Gayle have been named as vice captains of West Indies team for the Ireland Tri-Nation Series and ICC Cricket World Cup, respectively.

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