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O-Wrap: Buju's ticket website crashes... Quake felt in St Catherine... CPL economic impact hits US$127m

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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

1. Buju's ticket website crashes

Minutes after ticket sales opened for Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert tour on March 16, scores of supporters took to social media to express their distress that the websites have crashed.

2. Assault rifle one of two firearms seized by St James police

A man is now in police custody following the seizure of an AK 47 assault rifle, a Glock pistol and 10 assorted rounds of ammunition during an operation in Rose Mount, St James yesterday.

3. Provisions of Building Act will be rigorously enforced – McKenzie

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced.

4. Sports associations urged to insure eligible athletes under Gov't plan

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange is urging the country's sports bodies to register their athletes with the Government's insurance plan, which covers group health, group life and personal accident for national athletes.

5.May seeks Brexit fix in talks with rivals

British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday with cross-party talks after MPs sparked political turmoil by rejecting her previous agreement with the EU.

6. OAS commits US$500,000 to build resilience of C'bean SMTEs

The Organization of American States (OAS) has committed a total of US$500,000 to build the resilience of Caribbean small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) to disasters.

7. Minor earthquake felt in St Catherine

A minor earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 was reportedly felt in Eltham in Spanish Town, St Catherine this morning. According to preliminary reports from the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, the epicentre of tremor was located near Rockhall, St Andrew.

8. CPL economic impact reaches US$127m

Organisers of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) say the economic impact of tournament last year exceeded the US$100-million mark for the first time in the history of the competition.

9. US steps up pressure on Cuba, mulls property lawsuits

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba -- and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such assets in US courts.

10. US group urges support for J'can-born legislator in NY public advocate race

The Bronx, New York-based Garifuna Coalition, USA, Inc says its Political Action Committee (Garifuna PAC) is urging public support for New York State Assemblyman, Jamaican-born Michael Blake for public advocate.


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