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Weekly Round-up: Flooding causes gridlock in Kingston… Court ruling on NIDS in six months… Three nabbed for murder of St Ann teen

Saturday, October 27, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There was chaos in Kingston on Tuesday after approximately two hours of heavy rain turned several roads into waterways, leaving hundreds of motorists stranded for hours.

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, while on a tour of Marcus Garvey Drive the following day, blamed improper drainage network for the flooding, saying it was inadequate to accommodate such a large volume of water.

In other news, Submissions regarding the People's National Party's challenge to the National Identification and Registration Act ended Wednesday afternoon with the three-member panel led by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes promising to have a decision ready in 180 days or before.

And, three males were taken into custody on Wednesday in relation to the murder of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, whose body was found on Sunday, October 21 in her community of Top Road, St Ann in a garbage bag after she was reported missing days before.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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Heavy rains flood several Kingston roads, cause traffic gridlock for hours

Minister cites improper drainage for heavy flooding in Kingston

Gov't to recover money for purchase of motor vehicles

Health ministry developing sexual and reproductive health policy

Judges say NIDS has no provision to prevent DNA tests

'Light-skinned' Spice sparks buzz on social media

Three suspects held in murder of St Ann teen

Cops identify two killed in gunfight as Ski Mask gang members

National Junior Record holder Daeshon Gordon dies

Cabinet approves $71.5m for replacement of Stadium East running track — Grange

Bolt 'offered cut-price deal' in Australia — reports

Windies all-rounder ends absorbing international career just before the World Cup

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