O-WRAP:  Another ‘One Voice’ gangster killed…  Foetus found... Akon lights up Africa

Monday, March 06, 2017

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In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today.
1. Another member of 'One Voice' gang killed — police
Lawmen on Saturday night killed another man who they claim is associated with the 'One Voice' gang operating in Hanover. Full story here
2. Court refuses recording in 'police death squad' trial
The prosecution in the ‘police death squad’ trial suffered a blow today after Justice Jennifer Straw refused to admit a recording, which the prosecution argued contained one of the accused officers talking about the squad. Full story here

3. Flash flood watch in effect for eastern parishes
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland and St Thomas due to a cold front west of Jamaica. Full story here
4. Foetus found in Denham Town
A foetus was this morning found abandoned on Nelson Street in the West Kingston community of Denham Town. Full story here
5. Rapper Akon lights up two more African nations
American artiste Akon over the weekend added The Gambia and Cape Verde to his Akon Lighting Africa initiative, a fund that already helps populations who struggle to connect to limited or absent national grids in 25 African countries. Full story here
6. ONLINE POLL RESULTS: JLP did well during year-one in office
Seventy-three per cent of the 2,952 respondents to the latest OBSERVER ONLINE poll said that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) did well during their first year in office. Full story here
7. Trump travel order to apply to those seeking new visas
President Donald Trump's revised travel ban will temporarily halt entry to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority nations who are seeking new visas, allowing those with current visas to travel freely, according to AP. Full story here
8. Heavy waves force closure of Orange Bay to Windsor Castle road in Portland
The National Works Agency (NWA) today closed the Orange Bay to Windsor Castle main road, in the vicinity of the tax office in Buff Bay, Portland due to significant erosion caused by the inclement weather. Full story here
9. Machete-wielding men chase patient at St Lucia hospital
The St Lucia government on Monday “strongly condemned” an incident at the island’s main hospital over the weekend where men armed with cutlasses forced hospital staff to seek cover as they pursued a patient who had earlier been brought to the facility for treatment. Full story here
10. Pension plan for tourism workers in September — Bartlett
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that a pension plan for tourism workers will come on stream in September of this year. Full story here

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