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Weekly Round-up: Palisadoes calamity... NHT wokers on edge... Dead cop's pregnant spouse killed

Saturday, January 06, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The country is now seeking answers after the daylight New Year's party called Sandz, caused a gridlock along the Palisadoes Road leading to the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday resulting in airlines passengers and crews missing their flights. 

In their defence, the party promoters said they received the necessary approval from airport authorities and the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation, designated parking was organised and advertised, and arrangements were made with the police.
Fingers were also pointed at the police, with commissioner George Quallo labelling the incident an embarrassment to the force.

Meanwhile, National Housing Trust workers are on edge after news surfaced that several temporary workers will be added to the country's list of unemployed people come March, however the Government-run agency denied the reports of impending job cuts.

On the crime scene, the pregnant wife of a cop who was brutally murdered last October was gunned down on Wednesday at her home in Jericho, St Catherine.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Traffic pile-up from party on Palisadoes Road affects NMIA travellers

UPDATE: Montague demands police report on Palisadoes traffic pile-up

UPDATE: Palisadoes traffic pile-up an 'embarrassment' to JCF — Quallo

UPDATE: Montague demands police report on Palisadoes traffic pile-up

UPDATE: Sandz promoters blame uncooperative patrons for Palisadoes traffic pile-up

Grange says Palisadoes not part of entertainment zone

'Disappointed'

NMIA had been warned of possible traffic pileup from nearby events — Henry

$71m collected so far in second traffic ticket amnesty — TAJ

JTA demands Cabinet response on wages by 5:00 pm Monday

PM responds to police, says Cabinet to discuss wages

Liberia's new first lady is Jamaican

NHT worries Employees on edge, but agency says news of job cuts untrue

J'can ex-con residing in Britain murders a 3rd girlfriend — UK media

Bloody start to 2018 in Clarendon, 3 people confirmed dead

Dead cop's pregnant spouse killed

New Zealand beat Windies by 119 runs in T20, sweep series