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Weekly Round-up: Tsunami scare … Level 2 US advisory for Ja ... Cops kill 5 in 2 days

Sunday, January 14, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans were on edge Tuesday night after one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras, setting off tsunami warnings for several islands.

The warnings were cancelled about an hour later but many Jamaicans felt there was insufficient warning on the part of local authorities.

In response, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management on Wednesday sought to assure that it is actively rolling out warning systems across the island.

The United States categorised Jamaica as 'Level 2' on its new travel advisory scale published Wednesday, warning Americans to "exercise increased caution" when travelling to the island due to the high crime rate.

And the Independent Commission of Investigations has launched investigations into the killing of five civilians in separate incidents by the police on Wednesday and Thursday.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Magnitude 7.6 quake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras, Jamaica asked to watch closely

Tsunami advisories cancelled for magnitude 7.6 quake in Caribbean

Tsunami warning systems coming, says ODPEM

Police Commissioner Quallo could be out, say sources

FRIGID Quallo says he won't resign after meeting with Montague

Police Officers Association lashes Security Minister for interference in the operations portfolio of the Commissioner

'Montague must resign now!' says PNP

Americans warned to 'exercise increased caution' when travelling to Jamaica

Government allocates $10m in emergency funding after heavy flooding

Time to fix the nation's flooding problem — PNP

Drivers in deadly robot taxi crash have 62 outstanding tickets combined

Five civilians killed in two days, INDECOM investigating

Elderly couple tied up, killed in St Thomas

16-year-old student killed in brazen gun attack

Jamaican wanted for lottery scamming in US captured in St James

Bolt secures trial with Borussia Dortmund

Anderson off to Caribbean Combine

Clovis toon