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Weekly Round-up: New owners for Fly Jamaica … Major drug busts… Boxing Bronze at PanAm Games

Friday, August 02, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A team of investors has taken over the operations of the problem-plagued Fly Jamaica Airways. The new owners, last Friday, have promised to address issues affecting the carrier, including the payment of salaries, outstanding debts and ticket refunds.

Meanwhile, the police along with the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard, between Sunday and Tuesday, seized more than 1,200 kilogrammes of cocaine worth more than $4.5 billion in Kingston and St Thomas respectively.

And on Wednesday four people were arrested following a police chase in Westmoreland during which the occupants of a truck, which was transporting 1,300 pounds of ganja, opened gunfire at lawmen before their vehicle crashed into three others.

In sport, Damion Brown provided Jamaica with its first medal at the Games when he won a bronze medal in boxing on Tuesday.


Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

New investment team acquires operation of Fly Jamaica Airways

Gov't appoints tourism security boss

Education ministry to save $9 million annually on electricity bill

Education ministry spending $817m on textbooks, other school resources

380 motorists to be compensated for 2015 'bad gas' damage

PNP's Kellier denies receiving gov't credit card

Vale Royal breakdown not cause of lack of consensus on crime, says AG

Teacher killed in domestic dispute

Gunmen kill mom and daughter in Eltham Park

Cocaine worth $4 .5 billion seized in two operations

Slip again

'We are not out of it yet'

Brown lands bronze at Pan Am Games

Clovis Toon

'My wife deceived me'