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O-Wrap: Bunting disputes FLA discrepancies… Lottery scammer nabbed in US... No sugar shortage

Monday, August 21, 2017

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

1. Jamaican arrested in US for lotto scamming

A Jamaican has been arrested and charged for lottery scamming in the United States. Thirty-one-year-old Vivian Andrew Walters was arrested last Thursday on charges of organised fraud after an investigation by the Lynn Haven Police Department in Florida and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Full story here

2. Bunting denies FLA discrepancies under his watch

Former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has rejected suggestions that the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) under his watch granted firearm licenses in a manner not consistent with the most transparent and rigorous standards. Full story here

3. No sugar shortage, says Agriculture Ministry

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has sought to dispel media reports of sugar shortage in the retail trade. Full story here

4. Electronic monitoring coming for people with restraining orders — Montague

National Security Minister Robert Montague says electronic monitoring is to be introduced for individuals who are the subject of restraining orders from the courts. Full story here

5. Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay US$417m in cancer lawsuit

A California jury on Monday ordered drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to pay 417 million dollars to a woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products. Full story here

6. Over 200 pounds marijuana found at Kingston port

Over 200 pounds of marijuana was seized by the police at the Port of Kingston last week Thursday. According to the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) the officers seized a shipment consisting of 60 rectangular packages of marijuana weighing 222.8 pounds concealed in an export container. Full story here

7. Gayle, Samuels to fly in for ODI series with England

Explosive West Indies opener Chris Gayle is set to play his first one-day international in two years after being recalled to the squad for the series with England. Full story here

8. Pakistan to host World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies

Pakistan Monday announced the return of international cricket to its soil, with three separate sides scheduled to visit after years of isolation over security concerns. Full story here

9. Chase, Holder tumble in ICC rankings

The fallout from West Indies' humbling innings defeat to England in the opening Test weekend has continued with several of the Caribbean players slumping in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings. Full story here

10. Overseas Exam Council to invest $200m in ICT equipment for Jamaica

The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) has announced its intention to invest J$200 million in ICT equipment, inclusive of computers, software, UPS and security systems, to schools across Jamaica over the next three years. Full story here

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