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Weekly Round-up: Vaz wins in Portland Eastern… Cop charged with murder… Ja to host Gold Cup match

Saturday, April 06, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Labour Party's Ann-Marie Vaz created history on Thursday when she became the first woman to be elected Member of Parliament for the Portland Eastern constituency.

Vaz amassed a total of 9,917 votes (51 per cent) over the Peoples National Party's Damion Crawford, who accumulated 9,611 votes. A recount is scheduled for Friday morning.

On the crime scene, a policeman and a woman were on Monday charged in relation to the murder of a man whose burnt remains were found on Rousseau Road in Kingston last year.

And in sport, Jamaica was on Tuesday selected to host a Group C double-header during the Concacaf Gold Cup inside the National Stadium on Monday, June 17. This will be the first time the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) Gold Cup will be played outside of North America.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Vaz beats Crawford, ends PNP's 30-year hold on Portland Eastern

UK to compensate Windrush victims

Gov't awaits notice expiration for full control of Petrojam

Calabar visits KC, apologises at devotion

Jamaica remains on flu alert, says health ministry

16.7-m project set to modernise Jamaica's agricultural sector — CDB

Jamaica remains major source of illegal drugs to US — report

Months after burnt remains found, cop, woman charged

JCF deploys more investigators to probe recent Portland shootings

Jamaica to host Gold Cup double-header on June 17

Olympian Elaine Thompson awarded UTech, Jamaica Chancellor's Medal

Clovis toon