O-Wrap: 3 cruise passengers missing... Taximan charged with murder... Gov't mulls new prisonThursday, March 01, 2018
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top stories for today:
1. Jamaica recognised as tourism location of the future
Jamaica has received international recognition as a “Tourism Location of the Future” by the Financial Times' fDi intelligence magazine.
2. Three US cruise passengers missing in St Ann
Three Americans went missing from the Carnival Sensation Cruise ship, which arrived at a Port in Ocho Rios, St Ann yesterday.
3. Two arrested in murder of Chinese businessman
The Brown's Town police have reportedly made a breakthrough in the murder of 28-year-old Teng Fei Cheng, a Chinese national and businessman of Brown's Town, St Ann.
4. UCASE serves claim on Moon Palace Jamaica Grande
The Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) says it has served claim for representation on the management of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios on behalf of over 800 workers employed to the hotel.
5. Justice Bryan Sykes sworn in as chief justice
Justice Bryan Sykes has been appointed the eighth Chief Justice of Jamaica. Justice Sykes was sworn in by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King's House today.
6. UWI wants regional gov'ts to pay up
The University of the West Indies (UWI) is calling on Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to honour their outstanding debts to the region's premier tertiary institution.
7. Unidentified man shot dead in Gregory Park
The body of an unidentified male was found with gunshot wounds along the Gregory Park main road in St Catherine last night, shortly after residents reportedly heard explosions in the area, the police said.
8. 60-y-o taxi operator charged with murder of St James man
Sixty-year-old taxi operator, Robert Yates of Bobman Hill in Lilliput, St James has been charged with the murder of a man in New Ramble district, Bogue in the parish on Saturday.
9. New correctional centre proposed for Central Jamaica
The Government is looking at plans to build a correctional facility in the central part of the island.
10. Miller five-for spares Windies' blushes in warm-up
Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller took five wickets to rescue the West Indies in a 32-run win over the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup qualifying warm-up game on Thursday.
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