Weekly Round-up: PM, Phillips meet on crime… Bolt charity… Baby boy stolen…Shelly inspires

Sunday, October 20, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips had discussions on Thursday at an anti-crime summit, where they both agreed to publicly repudiate any connection between politics and gang violence and to walk together in violence affected communities.

That same day, retired track sensation Usain Bolt partnered with Food For the Poor and RE/MAX Elite to rebuild a house for a St Catherine fire victim Sean Sutherland. 

Meanwhile, police on Monday launched a search for five-week-old Nyyear Frank, who was reportedly stolen from his mother by a three men in a motor vehicle.

And, a day after being nominated for the IAAF's Female Athlete of the Year award, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was listed among the British Broadcasting Corporation's 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Holness, Phillips to publicly repudiate link between politics and gangs

Holness and Phillips start discussions on national anti-crime strategy

Murders down 35% in western parishes since SOE, says Holness

SOE business hours to be relaxed for Christmas season

Former PM Patterson recuperating after surgery

UPDATE: Patterson to have hip replacement surgery

UPDATE: Patterson to undergo surgery tomorrow for hip, knee injuries

UPDATE: PJ Patterson sustains knee-injury in motor vehicle accident

Former PM PJ Patterson undergoing evaluation at the UHWI, following accident

Gov't signs contract with China Harbour for construction of 1650 houses in St Catherine

Dengue Lunacy

More setbacks for vector control activities

Bolt partners with FFP to rebuild home for St Catherine vendor

Probe ordered into altercation between cops, West Kingston residents

Family of man beaten by cops wants help for medical expenses

Five-week-old boy stolen from mom in St Andrew

'I just came home and I heard that my baby is missing'

Five charged with various offences including murder, armed robbery

Fraser-Pryce among BBC's 100 inspiring and influential women in the world

Fraser-Pryce nominated for IAAF Female Athlete of the Year award

Phil Simmons named new Windies head coach

Simmons returns

King, Walsh set for Windies debut

International selection dream come true for King, Walsh

Sky's the limit for Brandon King, says former Coach Bennett

Dwayne Bravo supports decision to drop brother for Afghanistan series

Clovis Toons

Multiple Charges

'Gun without bullets'

How Ruel, co-accused allegedly milked over $50m in State funds


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