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O-Wrap: King Alarm penalises guards... Tourism to be taught in schools... Ja cops 1 gold, 2 silver at U-20 World Champs

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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

1. King Alarm penalises guards involved in apartment melee

King Alarm has dismissed the female security guard who was seen kicking a licensed firearm holder last Monday at an apartment complex on Braemar Avenue in St Andrew.

2. Bird shooting season to begin August 18

The 2018 Game Bird Shooting Season is slated to open on Saturday August 18 and close on Sunday, September 23.

3. Drought watch continues in Portland; sections of St Catherine, Clarendon on alert

A drought watch remains in effect for Portland, while sections of St Catherine and Clarendon are still on a drought alert. The warnings have been in place since last Friday.

4. PNP endorses Brown as electoral boss

The People's National Party (PNP) says it supports the recommendation from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) for the appointment of Glasspole Brown as director of elections.

5. Bolt heads to Russia for World Cup final

Sprint legend Usain Bolt is on his way to Moscow, Russia to attend the World Cup final match between France and Croatia on Sunday.

6. Hospitality and tourism to be taught in high schools

High school students are to gain internationally recognised entry-level qualifications in hospitality and tourism starting this September, under a $100-million programme initiated by the Government.

7. Jamaica being positioned as a smart destination – Bartlett

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is being positioned as a smart destination through the use of digital platforms to strategise marketing, connect with various stakeholders and meet the demands of a growing number of visitors.

8. Cabinet approves US$7.4m for Port Royal floating pier

Cabinet has approved US$7.4 million for the supply, installation and commissioning of a sea walk floating pier for cruise ships at Port Royal.

9. Shaw pledges support for farmers, manufacturers

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is pledging more support for farmers and local manufacturers in the expansion of their production and identification of new markets for their products.

10. World U-20 Champs: Ja cops two gold, one silver on day 3

Jamaican athletes lit up a gloomy afternoon at the Tampere stadium here in Finland, winning two gold medals and a silver within half an hour to end the third day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships.

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