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Monday, January 15, 2018

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

1. Health Authority warns against consumption of drinks from Portland processor
The North-East Regional Health Authority is advising the public to avoid purchasing or consuming coconut water, sorrel juice and other juices labelled “Portland's Best” and bottled at “Long Bay, Portland” as the Portland Health Department has found these products to be unsafe for consumption. Full story here

2. PNP's Neita Headley facing assault charges
Opposition People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on sports and Member of Parliament (MP) for St Catherine North Central, Natalie Neita Headley has been arrested and charged with common assault following an altercation with a man in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Full story here

3. Registration of political parties a step to restore trust in the electoral system, says Phillips
Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips said that the registration of political parties is a first step forward towards greater accountability of political parties and an important way of overseeing the affairs of institutions that form Government. Full story here

4. 30 people rushed to hospital after St Thomas crash
Thirty people including the driver of a Toyota Coaster bus and a Mazda Premacy were rushed to Princess Margaret Hospital this morning after a collision along the Grants Pen main road in St Thomas. Full story here

5. Jamaica's women bobsledders qualify for Winter Olympics
The Jamaica Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (JBSF) today announced that it will be sending a women's team to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month. Full story here

6. Roads in St Ann, Trelawny, Westmoreland impassable due to flooding
The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is currently monitoring the situation along a number of roadways which have been rendered impassable due to persistent rain in the parishes of St Ann, Trelawny and Westmoreland. Full story here

7. Hanover bike-taxi operator shot dead
Fifty-two-year-old Lawrence Bowen, a motor bike taxi operator of Bamboo Bottom, Green Island, Hanover, was fatally shot by unknown assailants in his community yesterday. Full story here

8. Taxi driver charged with death of Jamaican doctor in Cayman
A 70 year old taxi driver has been charged in connection with the death of a Jamaican doctor, Vary Jones-Leslie, on July 17, 2017. Full story here

9. Cayman authorities warn of supposed Jamaican job scam
Cayman authorities have warned citizens not to send money or engage with “con artists” from Jamaica as a new employment scam has surfaced in recent months targeting people in the Cayman Islands. Full story here

10. Tourism minister urges collective effort to curb visitor harassment
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has called for a collective effort to curtail visitor harassment in order to safeguard the industry's gains and surpass the country's record-breaking outturns achieved in 2017. Full story here

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