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Monday, November 19, 2018

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

1.. $17-m MoBay welcome sign to be ready by December

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, officials from his ministry and Montego Bay city leaders, over the weekend laid blocks to symbolise the commencement of a project to create a new welcome sign at the roundabout in the vicinity of the Sangster International airport.

2. Spencer says high percentage of inmates passing CSEC exams

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Deputy Leader for Area Council 3, Rudyard Spencer, says that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has been focusing on educating people detained in the island's prisons.

3. TAJ prosecutes businessman for unlawfully collecting GCT

The Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) today reported that a man was hauled before the court last month after it was found that the business which he operates was unlawfully collecting general consumption tax (GCT) from customers while not being a registered taxpayer.

4.PNP criticises JLP conference, says Holness offered nothing new

The People's National Party (PNP) has criticised the Jamaica Labour Party's 75th Annual Conference, stating that much of the podium presentations were used to rebrand the “poverty to prosperity” slogan.

5. St Catherine man electrocuted

A St Catherine man was electrocuted yesterday while attempting to cut down a tree in his community.

6. PNP women call for strengthening of Family Court to deal with violence against women, children

The People's National Party (PNP) Women's Movement is calling on the Government to strengthen and broaden the scope of the Family Court, as part of efforts to deal with cases of violence against women and children.

7.Circuit breakers for streetlights stolen along Mandela Highway

The National Works Agency (NWA) today informed that streetlights along Mandela Highway were rendered inoperable after circuit breakers were stolen from the panel box. The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPSCo) has since made the necessary repairs and the lights have been restored.

8. Health ministry supports conditional use of cannabis for research, medicinal purposes

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie, says the Ministry of Health supports the use of cannabis and products derived from the plant for research and medicinal purposes, where scientific evidence validates their benefits and effectiveness in treating specific conditions.

9. Vaz to nominate late Earl Levy for national honour

Member of Parliament (MP) for West Portland Daryl Vaz today indicated that he will be nominating former hotelier, the late Earl Levy for next year's national honours and awards.

10. Shaw lauds Salada's $200-m coffee initiative

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has commended Salada Foods Jamaica for its $200-milliom injection into the coffee industry with the advance purchase of 25,000 boxes of local coffee cherries.

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