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O-Wrap: 13 Chinese nationals robbed... Murder at Kingston bar... Flash flood watch

Thursday, October 05, 2017

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

1. 13 Chinese nationals among 15 men robbed in Kingston

The Half Way Tree police have launched a major investigation into a case of robbery involving 15 people, 13 of whom were Chinese nationals. Full story here

2. Flash flood watch remains in effect for all parishes

The Meteorological (Met) Service has extended a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5:00 pm tomorrow. Full story here

3. Education ministry partners with Nestlé on healthy eating programme

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is partnering with Nestlé Jamaica Limited to foster healthy eating habits among children. Full story here

4. Man murdered at bar on Beechwood Avenue

A 34-year-old man was pounced upon by an unknown assailant and shot dead at a bar on Beechwood Avenue in St Andrew last night. Full story here

5. Jamaica to benefit from US$4-m safety and security in schools project

Jamaica is to benefit from a US$4-million improved Safety and Security in Schools Project aimed at reducing the crime level among the nation's youth. Full story here

6. Unidentified man found dead in Clarendon river

The police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man who is suspected to have drowned in the Thomas River in Pennants, Clarendon on Tuesday. Full story here

7. Data Protection Act tabled in Parliament

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET), Dr Andrew Wheatley tabled the Data Protection Act in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Full story here

8. Jamaica's business environment  has improved  significantly – PM

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the business environment in Jamaica has improved significantly, with investors now more willing to take risks. Full story here

9. Four UTech students receive scholarships to study pharmaceutical technology

Four students from the University of Technology (UTech) were awarded scholarships last week to study pharmaceutical technology in The College of Health Sciences at the university. Full story here

10. OAS partners with Amazon to improve Caribbean digital security

The Organisation of American States (OAS) says it will collaborate with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of the US company Amazon, to support the countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean, strengthen their cyber response capacity and improve their regulatory frameworks on issues related to digital security. Full story here

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