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O-Wrap: Traffic chaos... Hurricanes Florence, Isaac threaten C'bean... Boyz defeat Cayman 4-0

Monday, September 10, 2018

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

1. Alternative routes to Three Miles clogged by 70,000 vehicles — police

The police reported that severe traffic congestion developed this morning on several roads being used as alternative routes to the Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three Miles) in St Andrew.

2. Corporate Area traffic gridlock leaves commuters stranded

It was reported this morning traffic was moving at a snail's pace across several areas of the Corporate Area and St Catherine leaving many commuters frustrated.

3. Hurricanes Isaac, Florence pose problems for C'bean countries

Hurricanes Isaac was showing little change in strength as it moved towards the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, while Hurricane Florence was expected to move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas by Wednesday.

4. Agriculture minister seeks to link small ganja farmers with large processors

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says he is looking to link small ganja farmers with large processors who have the ability to convert ganja into a range of medicinal products.

5. G2K rejects PNPYO's 'retrograde' utterances on PM's policies

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) affiliate, Generation 2000 (G2K), has rejected utterances by the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) that the Andrew Holness-led administration is copying the policies of the Opposition PNP.

6. Regional countries warned to monitor water resources

The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) is urging regional countries to monitor water resources amid concerns that parts of the Caribbean continue to experience below normal rainfall.

7. Four killed in two crashes in Westmoreland, St Catherine

The police are reporting two double fatal collisions in Westmoreland and St Catherine between last night and this morning.

8. Business leaders react to CXC suggestion

Several business leaders have reacted to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) suggestion that employers diversify employment requirements by also requesting qualifications outside of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).

9. Body of former UN secretary general returned to Ghana

The body of Kofi Annan was on Monday returned to his native Ghana in a solemn ceremony marking the start of official mourning for the former UN secretary-general.

10. Jamaica open CONCACAF Nations League with 4-0 win over Cayman Islands

Jamaica opened their qualifying phase of the CONCACAF Nations League with a comfortable 4-0 win over an over-matched Cayman Islands inside the National Stadium on Sunday.

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