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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

1. Antiguan cop suspected in murder of J'can woman

A police officer in Antigua has been identified as a suspect in the murder of a 25-year-old Jamaican woman, who was initially believed to have committed suicide on February 7 in that country.

2. GoFundMe launched for Crawford's by-election campaign

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to raise US$10,000 to assist Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Senator Damion Crawford in his bid to become Member of Parliament (MP) for East Portland.

3. TODSS demands 100% increase in fares

Transport operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) says the sector has been waiting for five years for a fare hike and is demanding a 100 per cent increase from the Government.

4. C-TOC seeks directors of Black Market Ja, Kimroy Bailey Group of Companies

The directors of local companies Black Market Ja and Kimroy Bailey Group of Companies are being sought in relation to a fraud investigation being carried out by detectives from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC).

5. PNP wants Gov't to address the water crisis

The Opposition People's National Party's (PNP) is again calling on the Government to immediately address the water crisis being experienced by thousands of residents across several communities in the Corporate Area, St Catherine as well as other communities in the remaining parishes.

6. Gov't tables Microcredit Bill amidst Opposition cries of late notice

The government yesterday made a major step towards regulating the microcredit sector with the tabling of the long awaited Microcredit Act in the House of Representatives.

7. Cabinet approves HAJ/ CHEC partnership for Bernard Lodge houses

Cabinet has approved a partnership to be established between the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited, for the construction of between 1,650 and 1,900 housing solutions at Bernard Lodge in St Catherine.

8. C'bean islands jolted by 4.6 quake

An earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.6 rocked several Caribbean islands early Wednesday morning, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said.

9. Low outdated monetary fines to be increased — Chuck

Debate on the Law Reform (Amendment of Penalties) Act, which seeks to update low outdated monetary fines for a range of offences, began in the House of Representatives yesterday.

10. Gayle joins 10,000-run ODI club

West Indies star Chris Gayle reached the 10,000-run milestone in ODI cricket on Wednesday against England.

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