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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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

1. Jamaica boasts most seamless airport system in region — Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica now boasts the most “seamless” airport system in the region.

2. Howard Mitchell re-elected PSOJ president

Director of Cari-Med Howard Mitchell was yesterday re-elected as president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) for a second term.

3. Fisherman hands over firearm found in bucket at sea

The police have reported that they confiscated three firearms in separate incidents in Westmoreland and St Catherine, one of which was reportedly found at sea by a fisherman who handed it over to lawmen.

4. Report shows aspects of MoBaywelcome sign cost too low

A company which has been contracted by Government to review the $17 million price tag for the Montego Bay welcome sign has found that the estimates for some aspects of the cost are too low when compared to market prices, according to the tourism ministry.

5. Reggae Girlz get keys to the city of Kingston

In recognition of the Jamaica Reggae Girlz's historic qualification for the 2019 World Cup, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, has presented each member of the team with keys to the city of Kingston.

6. Chang urges security forces to ignore 'mischievous messages' on social media

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has urged members of the security forces to ignore mischievous messages on social media, as he wished for them a happy and holy season on behalf of the Government.

7. Top US doctor urges 'aggressive' steps against e-cigarettes

The US Surgeon General on Tuesday called for "aggressive" action against e-cigarette use, which he said has exploded to epidemic proportions among youth and puts their health and brain development at risk.

8. Guyana to be re-mapped more than half a century later

More than half a century after Guyana was mapped; the authorities have announced plans to re-map the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country in 2019.

9. Reggae Girlz offer encouragement to adolescent mothers

Members of Jamaica's national women's football team, the Reggae Girlz, visited the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) on Monday, where they interacted with the adolescent mothers at the Trafalgar Road-based facility and offered words of encouragement.

10. Windies players score big at IPL auction

West Indies players proved to be the top draw among foreigners at the Indian Premier League auction Tuesday, with big-hitter Carlos Brathwaite going for US$707,150 to the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

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