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O-Wrap: 13-y-o hit by minibus, dies... $5.6m ganja bust... Evaluation training for Reggae Girlz

Monday, January 14, 2019

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In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:

1. 13-y-o boy dies in St Thomas after being hit by minibus

Residents in Friendship Pen, St Thomas this morning staged a demonstration, protesting the death of 13-year-old Rhidgeaune Taylor who was hit by a motor vehicle in the community on Friday.

2. Curfew extended in Kingston Western

The curfew imposed in the Kingston Western Division in accordance with the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) Special Security and Community Development Measures Act has been extended ri 6:00 am Wednesday, January 16.

3. Two arrested in $5.6m ganja bust

Approximately 1,400 pounds or compressed ganja, worth $5.6 million, was reportedly found in two motor vehicles alongthe Spring Gardens main road in Westmoreland yesterday. The bust resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of the vehicles.

4. Security guard dies in St Ann crash

A motorcyclist was hospitalised while his pillion rider, a security guard, died following a collision on the Wilberforce main road in Alexandria, St Ann on Saturday.

5. 22-y-o drowns at St Catherine beach

The body of a 22-year-old man was yesterday fished from a beach in Hellshire, St Catherine by lifeguards.

6. Plastic bag full of ammo seized in Westmoreland

The Frome police found a plastic bag with 47 assorted rounds of ammunition along a roadway in George's Plain, Westmoreland last night.

7. Critical 'evaluation' training for Reggae Girlz this week

The Senior Reggae Girlz along with Head Coach Hue Menzies and his technical support staff are to partake in a critical 'evaluation' training camp this week. The camp, which will be held in St Ann from January 16 – 21, is being organised by the Jamaica Football Federation in conjunction with the Ministry of Sports.

8. Jamaica Council of Churches seeks clarity on Govt's relations with Venezuela

The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) is seeking transparency, openness and forthrightness from the Government in understanding the direction in which the country's foreign policy is heading as it relates to recent developments with Venezuela.

9. Trinidad rattled by late night quake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled parts of the capital late on Sunday night, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

10. Motorist held with illegal gun in St James

The police yesterday arrested and charged a motorist who was reportedly held with a firearm during an operation in St James.

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