Weekly Round-up: Ban on plastics, styrofoam… Three Miles by-pass coming… Young pastor killed in church

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The government on Monday announced a ban on the importation, manufacture and distribution of single-use plastic carrier bags, plastic drinking straws and styrofoam containers effective January 1, 2019.

In other news, the Government also on Monday announced that it has decided to fast-track the construction of new 1.4 kilometres, two-lane road at a cost of US$1-million to reduce congestion between Mandela Highway and Marcus Garvey Drive caused by roadwork at the Portia Simpson Miller Square.

On the crime scene, young pastor James Johnson of the popular Church of God of Prophecy on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine was gunned down on Thursday evening while teaching a class at the church.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

'Knee-jerk ban'

Vaz rejects suggestion that plastic ban a knee-jerk reaction

Gov't fast-tracks new road to reduce traffic congestion

Full scholarship for every first child

Jamaica gets green light to export mangoes to US

Ministry uncovers road licence scam

Pedestrian killed in Half-Way-Tree

Athlete Kavon Nelson shot dead in Kingston

Young St Catherine pastor shot dead in church

Mannings School in mourning after student killed

Man beats woman to death with golf club in Trelawny

Artistic gymnasts qualify for 2019 Pan Am Games in Peru

Palmer makes podium at US Festival of Speed cycling

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