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O-Wrap: Double murder in August Town... PEP textbook adjustments... Bolt, Puma support SOJ

Monday, January 21, 2019

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

1. Bodies of 2 unidentified men found floating in Dallas River

The police have launched a probe into the deaths of two unidentified men, believed to be in their mid-twenties, whose bodies were found floating in the Dallas River near Papine yesterday.

2. J-FLAG seeking funds to rebuild office destroyed by fire

The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays (JFLAG) has set up an online fundraising campaign to raise money to rebuild its office — affectionately monikered 'Rainbow House' — after a fire engulfed the building, causing severe damage last month.

3. More persons reporting disputes to security forces in St James, says Chang

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says since implementation of the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in St James a year ago, more persons are reporting disputes and other acts of criminality to members of the security forces.

4. Court date postponed for captain of ill-fated boat in Maiden Cay

The captain of the ill-fated boat that capsized off Jamaica's south-eastern coast in Port Royal last moth leaving two of the 13 people on board dead is to face court in March.

5. PEP textbook authors adjusting to meet new education sector demands

Authors of Primary Exit Profile (PEP) textbooks are making adjustments to meet the new demands of the education sector regarding the examination's implementation.

6. Earthquake rattles several Caribbean countries

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled several Caribbean islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

7. Another curfew imposed in sections of August Town

The police are reporting that a curfew has been imposed in sections of the August Town Police Division.

8. ONLINE POLL RESULTS: 70% agree with Petrojam takeover

Of the 290 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll, 70 per cent agreed with the Government's move to forcibly retake Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in State-owned oil refinery Petrojam.

9. Bolt, Puma throw support behind Special Olympics Jamaica

The Usain Bolt Foundation has pledged a $1 million donation to Special Olympics Jamaica in support of their participation at the 2019 World Games in the United Arab Emirates in March.

10. Outcry over appointment just 'politics', says focused Pybus

Richard Pybus has dismissed the furore over his appointment as interim West Indies men's head coach as “Caribbean internal politics”, and says he is focused on ensuring the team is properly prepared for their tough assignment against England starting this week.


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