O-Wrap: Bus overturns in St James…Teen held with gun… Escapee recaptured

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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

1. At least 10 injured as bus overturns in St James

An unconfirmed number of people were this morning rushed to hospital after the Toyota mini-bus on which they were travelling overturned on the Rose Hall main road in St James. Full story here

2. Third escapee from Ocho Rios lock-up recaptured; 2 still on the run

The police this morning recaptured a third prisoner who recently escaped from the Ocho Rios police lock-up in St Ann. Full story here

3. Kingston pastor accused of raping minor granted $1.5m bail

The Kingston pastor who was recently arrested following allegations that he had sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her, was offered bail in the sum of $1.5 million in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this morning. Full story here

4. Ashley-Ann Foster quits PNP

People's National Party (PNP) caretaker for Central St James, Ashley-Ann Foster, has resigned from the party. Full story here

5. Teen boy held with gun in St James

A 16-year-old boy was yesterday afternoon arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition during a patrol in Birch Hill, St James. Full story here

6. Petition launched to cancel NHT contributions for mortgagors

A petition calling for the cancellation of National Housing Trust (NHT) contributions for all mortgagors with the institution is among 15 petitions currently active on the website of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Full story here

7. Gov't holding police hostage with 6-month resignation notice — PNP

The People's National Party (PNP) has accused the Government of holding police officers hostage with the amendment to section 5 of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act, which now seeks to imprison officers who fail to give six months' notice prior to resigning from the police force. Full story here

8. KFTL says import/export operations back to normal

The Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) this afternoon said it has managed to clear the backlog in the processing of containers for shipment and clearance, which resulted partly from the suspension of trucking services by haulage contractors during the August 8-9 period. Full story here

9. Cops in Bahamas demoted after profanity-laced video goes viral

Two police officers, including a corporal, were demoted after they were identified in a profanity-laced video that went viral last month drinking alcohol in a police vehicle. Full story here

10. Improved mobility for JCF commanders

The Government has strengthened the mobility of officers at the management level of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), with 24 new vehicles assigned to Area and Shift Commanders. Full story here

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