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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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

1. 1-m bail for bank teller in Manchester Municipal Corporation corruption probe

he 43-year-old bank teller from Manchester who was on Monday charged with conspiracy to defraud by detectives from the Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) was this afternoon offered bail in the sum of $1 million when he appeared before the Manchester Parish Court.

2. Pop stars Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez & others vacation in Montego Bay

Jamaica continues to benefit from a raft of high-profile visits by celebrities ranging from pop music stars to a former US President.

3. Bartlett takes tourism investments to Wall Street

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett today visited the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, to participate in a series of meetings and media engagements to promote Jamaica's tourism product as an ideal investment market.

4. Holness calls on artistes to use music to promote peace and love

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, is encouraging recording and performing artistes to play an integral part in the fight against crime by using their music as a source of inspiration to promote peace and love in the society.

5. Negril Chamber of Commerce in the 'black'— new president Daniel Grizzle

The Negril Chamber of Commerce is currently out of the red where its finances are concerned.

6. Jamaica place 19th in Winter Olympics bobsleigh final

Jamaica's first ever female bobsleigh team to compete in a Winter Olympics finished 19th out of 20 participating countries in the bobsleigh event in Pyeongchang, Korea Wednesday.

7. Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions

The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died.

8. BOJ lowers policy rate

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) yesterday announced its decision to lower the policy interest rate (the rate offered on overnight placements with the Bank) by 25 basis points to 2.75 per cent effective 21 February 2018.

9. Ministries of Education, Culture collaborate to stage Jamaica Day 2018

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in observing Jamaica Day 2018 on Friday next, under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our Cultural and Natural Heritage”.

10. Husband charged with murder in Caribbean sea honeymoon disappearance

A British man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of his newlywed wife last May, who he claimed fell from their catamaran during a belated honeymoon sailing trip to the Caribbean, authorities said on Monday.

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