O-Wrap: Palisadoes traffic calamity... Cabinet to discuss police wages... J'can in UK kills 3rd girlfriend

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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

1. Traffic pile-up from party on Palisadoes Road affects NMIA travelers
There was chaos along the Palisadoes Road which leads to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) last night as scores of party goers caused a pile up of traffic along the roadway, resulting in several people complaining about getting to the airport on time for their flights. Full story here

2. Montague demands police report on Palisadoes traffic pile-up
Minister of National Security Robert Montague has asked Police Commissioner George Quallo to provide him, by this afternoon, a report on the circumstances surrounding last evening's activities, which resulted in the traffic pile-up along the Palisadoes Road, which leads to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA). Full story here

3. Palisadoes traffic pile-up an 'embarrassment' to JCF — Quallo
Commissioner of Police George Quallo says yesterday's a traffic pile-up due to a daylight New Years party along the Palisadoes Road leading to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA), is an “embarrassment” to the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Full story here

4. Sandz promoters blame uncooperative patrons for Palisadoes traffic pile-up
Promoters of the New Year's event Sandz, which is being blamed for last evening's traffic pile-up on the Palisadoes Road in Kingston, today apologised for the incident but said uncooperative patrons were responsible for the calamity. Full story here

5. First dispatch of farm workers to Canada this week
The first group of 300 seasonal farm workers from Jamaica will be travelling to Canada on January 4th and 5th, to take up employment opportunities under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP). Full story here

6. New Bronx fire injures 16, including nine children
A fire destroyed a building and injured 16 people in the Bronx on Tuesday, just days after the worst fire in New York City in 25 years killed 12 people. Full story here

7. J'can ex-con residing in Britain murders a 3rd girlfriend — UK media
A Jamaican man living in Britain, who was jailed for killing two ex-girlfriends, was freed from a secure unit after just two years only to go on to murder a third partner with a claw hammer when she discovered his violent past. Full story here

8. JTA heads back to Finance Ministry tomorrow
The Government has invited the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) to continue negotiations for improved salary and conditions of service for the island's teachers. Full story here

9. PM responds to police, says Cabinet to discuss wages
Prime Minister Andrew Holness today responded to the Jamaica Police Federation, indicating that the wage negotiations will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting next Monday. Full story here

10. Bullets rain! Anger over New Year's gun salute
Illegal gun salutes that have become a hallmark at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day proved to be a near-death experience for a few residents in Kingston, Jamaica this holiday season. Full story here




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