Weekly Round-up: ID Bill passed... Police rejects 'disrespectful' wage offer... Chris Gayle overlooked

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senate on Monday passed the controversial National Identification and Registration Act 2017 after hours of debate and 168 amendments in addition to the previous 100 made in the House of Representatives in September.

Opposition leader Peter Phillips asked the Government to reconsider its stance, as his party mulls possible court action to ensure that Jamaicans are not trampled upon with the passage of the bill.

That same day, chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson called the government's wage offer 'disrespectful' as he again rejected the proposed six per cent increase.

In sport, West Indies superstar Chris Gayle was stunningly overlooked in Sunday's Pakistan Super League draft as he found no takers from among the six franchises, which was the biggest surprise of the auction.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

ID BILL PASSED

Court action possible as Opposition stands against NIDS Bill

Government wage offer 'disrespectful', says police federation

Police give two weeks for removal of controversial ZOSO clause

New 45-day amnesty for unpaid traffic tickets

Funds being allocated in supplementary estimates for road repairs

Over 22,000 to benefit from new bauxite, minerals investments, says Henry

Schoolgirl, man killed in bizarre St James crash

Bail extended for Opa restaurant owner on assault charge

Dancehall artiste Unicorn shot dead

Father, two sons shot dead in Clarendon

Two women murdered at St James nail salon

Suspect held in murder of Manchester cop

Nesta Carter at CAS to contest doping disqualification

Gayle snubbed in auction but Bravo brothers snapped up

Clovis toon

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