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O-Wrap: Bill Cosby gets 3 to 10 years... JDF to get more vehicles... SOE reduces extortion in downtown Kingston

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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

1. Cosby gets 3 to 10 years for 2004 sex assault

Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.

2. Teen mom, baby missing

The police have activated an Ananda Alert for 15-year-old Hobbiegaye Aldridge and her baby, who are of Anchor Avenue, Bogue Village in St James.

3. Bus passenger arrested for ganja possession in Corporate Area SOE

The police yesterday arrested a man for suspected breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act following the seizure of just under five pounds of ganja on Waltham Park Road, Kingston 11 yesterday.

4. Transport group says extortion in downtown Kingston reduced since SOE

The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) says the present state of public emergency (SOE) in parts of the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region has so far led to a reduction in extortion in the downtown Kingston area.

5. NEPA establishes plastic policy hotline

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has established a hotline, to receive comments and queries on the recently announced ban on single-use plastic bags, styrofoam and plastic straws, which will take effect on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

6. JDF to get more patrol vehicles

Cabinet has approved the award of a contract in the amount of US$7,436,430 to Toyota Jamaica Limited for the provision of 159 patrol vehicles for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

7. Flow saddened by passing of company stalwart Errol Miller

Flow Jamaica, in a statement of condolence this morning, hailed the life of late Errol Miller, who was the executive chairman of the Flow Foundation.

8. Lawyer says firing of officer who killed neighbour is premature

The firing of a white Dallas police officer who is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbour inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer said.

9. Judge rejects application to try Clarendon cop separately on three murder cases

Justice Vivienne Harris has thrown out an application for Constable Collis "Chucky" Brown to be tried separately on three counts of murder in connection to the shooting death of three men in Clarendon between 2009 and 2012, for which he is accused.

10. Lower murder rate main marker of state of emergency impact – police commissioner

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson says the reduction in the country's murder figures is the most significant marker of the impact of the state of public emergency (SOE) now in force across five police divisions.

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