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O-Wrap: 37 wanted in St James… Mother of 3 'executed'... MOCA charges 5 'hackers'

Monday, January 22, 2018

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

1. #StJamesSOE: Detainees get legal aid representation

The Legal Aid Council says it is providing legal representation for people who have been detained under the public State of emergency declared last week for the parish of St James. Full story here

2. 37 men wanted in St James, says DCP Haye

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of the Crime and Security Portfolio, of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Selvin Haye today disclosed that a total of 37 wanted men were identified in St James prior to the announcement of the state of emergency. Full story here

3. Mother of three killed in Clarendon attack

A mother of three was yesterday killed execution style at her home in Lionel Town, Clarendon during a suspected arson attack. She has been identified as 35-year-old Joy Cammock. Full story here

4. Health ministry to start administering second HPV dose April

The Ministry of Health will begin dispensing the second dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to grade-seven girls by April. Full story here

5. 32 people hurt in Brooklyn apartment fire

The Fire Department of New York says 32 people have been taken to hospitals — some with serious injuries — following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building. Full story here

6. MOCA charges five 'hackers'

Five people were last week charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) and the Larceny Acts by detectives from Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA). Full story here

7. Attorney found dead in St Ann

The police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of attorney-at-law Lois Ferguson-McKoy in St Ann. Full story here

8. Clarke tipped as favourite, but JLP not ruling out Smith in by-election race

With a by-election looming following the resignation of Member of Parliament for St Andrew North Western, Derrick Smith, last week, OBSERVER ONLINE understands that Ambassador Plenipotentiary for Economic Affairs, Dr Nigel Clarke is tipped as the favoured candidate to contest the seat for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Full story here

9. Eight charged in lottery scam crackdown

Detectives assigned to the Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) are reporting that an additional eight people have been charged for their involvement in a major lottery scam network operating out of Western Jamaica, bringing the total number of people charged to 18. Full story here

10. Trinidad records 41 murders as cousin of Olympic Gold medallist shot dead

Trinidad police are probing the murder of Kevon “Monkey” Walcott, the cousin of Olympic Gold medallist Keshorn Walcott, who was gunned down at his home on Saturday night. Full story here

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