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O-Wrap: Candidates nominated for St Andrew NW… Holness' security blocks interview… Sykes to be confirmed as Chief Justice

Monday, February 12, 2018

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

1. #NominationDay: JLP's Clarke nominated
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the St Andrew North Western March 5 by-election, Nigel Clarke completed his nomination at 1:17pm at the Pembroke Hall Community Centre in the constituency today. Full story here

2. #NominationDay: PNP's Hayle nominated
People's National Party (PNP) candidate for the St Andrew North Western March 5 by-election, Keisha Hayle completed her nomination at the Pembroke Hall Community Centre in the constituency more than an hour and a half before JLP's Clarke. Full story here

3. Judges meet over Chief Justice appointment
OBSERVER ONLINE understands that judges islandwide are meeting to find a way forward over what is described as Prime Minister Andrew Holness' refusal to permanently appoint Acting Chief Justice Bryan Sykes. Full story here

4. Sykes to be confirmed as Chief Justice Friday — source
Veteran jurist Bryan Sykes will be confirmed as Chief Justice on Friday, OBSERVER ONLINE has been informed. Full story here

5. Three constables charged for breaches of the CPA
Three constables from Area 1 were last Friday, offered bail when they appeared in the St James Parish Court for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. Full story here

6. JLP mourns passing of former councillor
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has extended its deepest condolences to the family of former councillor for the Mocho Division of the Clarendon North Central constituency, Helene Fay Simpson. Full story here

7. Triple murder in St Catherine
Three men were shot dead and another man injured in the vicinity of a shop in Thompson Pen, St Catherine last night. Full story here

8. CrediScotia renamed LASCO Microfinance
Scotia Jamaica Microfinance Company Limited, formerly traded as CrediScotia, has changed its name to LASCO Microfinance Limited, effective December 1, 2017. Full story here

9. Two killed, one injured in Trinidad Carnival
At least two people, including a 17 year-old schoolboy, were stabbed to death as Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the annual Carnival celebrations with street parades on Monday. Full story here

10. Crime, high unemployment hampering economic growth in Caribbean
Economic growth in the Caribbean is being hampered by high unemployment among young people regarded as the highest in the world and crime, according to a IMFBlog, a forum for the views of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff and officials on pressing economic and policy issues. Full story here