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O-Wrap: Two cops wounded… Bolt gives up football dream… J'cans caught trying to enter Florida illegally

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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

1. Two cops hospitalised after shooting on Pear Lane

Two policemen were this morning hospitalised following a shooting on Pear Lane, off Olympic Way in St Andrew. The officers were reportedly travelling in an unmarked vehicle along the roadway when a man walked out into the street and opened gunfire at the vehicle.

2. Some pension books could be delivered late, informs ministry

Some pensioners who receive retirement payments under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) could experience delays in the delivery of their pension order books due to technical difficulties, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has informed.

3. Barbados joins other CARICOM countries in banning single-use plastic products

Barbados has become the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to announce a ban on the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based single use plastic products.

4.Accused baby thief had miscarriage; ordered to get counselling

The 26-year-old woman accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James has been urged to get counselling after it was disclosed in court that she had a miscarriage.

5. Bolt gives up football dream, eyes business ventures

Usain Bolt is giving up on his dream of forging a career as a professional footballer and says he now plans to concentrate on his business career.

6.29 dengue high-risk areas identified in capital city

The Kingston and St Andrew Health Department has classified 29 areas in the capital city as being at high risk for a dengue outbreak.

7.Trump recognises Venezuela opposition leader Guaido as 'interim president'

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president.

8. HEART signs MOU to help youths released from juvenile facilities

The HEART Trust/NTA yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Trust of Americas(The Trust),Organization of American States (OAS) and theHousing Opportunity Production and Employment (HOPE) Programmeto provide training and apprenticeship for 40 youths as part of 'A New Path' programme.

9. Two J'can men among six people caught trying to enter Florida illegally

The US Coast Guard says its crews intercepted a boat in the Atlantic Ocean with six people trying to enter Florida illegally by sea.

10. US nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth

A licensed practical nurse has been arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility, Phoenix police said Wednesday.


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