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Weekly Round-up: NHT to use credit reports... World Champs shock... Fraser-Pryce welcomes baby boy

Friday, August 11, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Housing Trust (NHT), by way of a newspaper advertisement, advised that it will start using credit reports in the processing and management of loans starting this month, but maintained that they will not use credit reports to deny loans to contributors.

This move on Wednesday prompted the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Police Federation to demand more information from the Trust and the Government on the use of credit reports, as they deem the explanation unsatisfactory.

On Monday double Olympic gold medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announced on social media the birth of her son, Zyon D Pryce.

And in sport, Jamaicans were in for a rude awakening as the prediction of 12 medals at the IAAF 2017 World Championships in London, will not manifest following Usain Bolt's stunning 100 metre defeat to Americans Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman on Saturday.

Elaine Thompson's shocking fifth place in the women's 100m on Sunday further dampened the mood. However, on Monday, Olympic champion Omar McLeod restored hope by winning the men's 110m hurdles. Then, Ristananna Tracey ran a personal best on Thursday to capture bronze in the women's 400m hurdles.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

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Meadowbrook student's killing will not be in vain, PM vows

NHT to start using credit reports

Opposition, police want more answers from NHT on use of credit reports

Tit for tat between education ministry, St Andrew High continues

Patrick Powell to serve time in prison for failing to produce licensed gun

Commish stands by report clearing 'West Kingston' cops

Nearly $15m collected so far in traffic ticket amnesty

Construction work at Savanna-la-Mar hospital suspended

Congrats! Fraser-Pryce has baby boy

St James man spotted with gun in hand, arrested

Policeman's 2-year-old child accidentally shoots self in Portmore

Suspect in Jamaican lottery scam pleads not guilty in US

Gatlin rains on Bolt's parade

Elaine gracious in defeat

Omar — good as gold!

Ja's Tracey cops bronze in 400mH

Thomas-Dodd makes historic appearance in shot put final

Jamaica's Kemoy Campbell makes historic qualification to 5000m final

Aisha Praught through to 3000m steeplechase final

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