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O-Wrap: 'Fast, pray', Police Federation urges members... Contact ministry for PEP support... Man kills wife, attempts suicide

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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

1. Police Federation urges members to 'fast, pray' ahead of wage negotiations

The Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) is urging its members to 'fast and pray' ahead of tough wage negotiations with the Government of Jamaica on Friday.

2. Schools urged to contact ministry for PEP support

School administrators are being advised to call on the Education, Youth and Information Ministry for any additional support they may require in the implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).

3. Henry blames NWA, previous administrations for May Pen flooding

Clarendon Central Member of Parliament (MP), Mike Henry, is blaming the National Works Agency (NWA) and previous governments for the continued flooding in sections of May Pen during periods of intense and extended rainfall, which he said was again the case earlier this week.

4. Security forces going after gang leaders – Spencer

Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer, says the Government is taking the formation and participation in gangs very seriously and the security forces will be going after gang leaders and apprehending them.

5. House passes bill to validate fees collected by Transport Authority

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to indemnify the Transport Authority (TA) from any legal action arising from its collection of fees between December 1, 1989 and December 8, 2015.

6. Over $2m worth of ganja, cocaine seized in narcotics operations

The Narcotics Police yesterday seized drugs worth more than $2 million in separate operations. 7. Six ganja 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of ganja and report back on their characteristics.

8. St Catherine woman, cousin to face ganja charges

A St Catherine woman and her cousin are to face ganja charges when they appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court tomorrow, following their arrest at the Norman Manley International Airport on Sunday.

9. Man kills wife, attempts suicide in St Catherine

The police are reporting that a woman was killed by her husband at their home in the Bannister Housing Scheme in Old Harbour, St Catherine yesterday.

10. Gov't working for return of Jamaican fishermen in Colombia — Johnson Smith

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says it has been actively engaged in assisting with the return of 28 Jamaican fishermen, who were rescued by the Colombian Coast Guard and brought to San Andreas following a fire on their vessel last Thursday.

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