Weekly Round-up: Suicide caution… Traffic mayhem… Boyz beat Cayman Islands 4-0

Sunday, September 16, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Noted suicide prevention counsellor, Dr Donovan Thomas on Monday cautioned Jamaicans against being misled by low suicide statistics, arguing that the act of taking one's life, as well as depression are significant problems in the country.

In other news, road works in the Corporate Area left frustrated motorists stranded at the start of the week, resulting in the police and National Works Agency having to review traffic changes which were made with the closure of Portia Simpson Miller Square, formerly Three Miles intersection.

In sport, Jamaica opened their qualifying phase of the CONCACAF Nations League with a comfortable 4-0 win over The Cayman Islands inside the National Stadium on Sunday.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Suicide Caution

Commuters stranded amid city traffic chaos

Despite traffic jams, Vaz says road projects had to start now

Four companies suffer heavy losses in Ashenheim Road blaze

Ministry wants schools to review their dress, grooming policies

J'can named among 63 scholars for White House Initiative on HBCUs

Swallowfield residents hurl stones at cops, try to fire-bomb police station

$10m in counterfeit goods seized in St Andrew

Three gang members jailed in shooting death of Jamaican aide to NY Governor

Jamaica open CONCACAF Nations League with 4-0 win over Cayman Islands

Russell sizzles in Continental Cup 400m hurdles

Dacres, Williams win on Continental Cup opening day

Gayle, Russell 'icons' in Afghan league

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