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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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

1. Ceramist Gene Pearson has died
Ceramic artist and sculptor Gene Pearson has died.

2. $4.7m worth of ganja found in trailer
Police assigned to the Manchester police and Area 3 Narcotics have arrested two men following the seizure of approximately $4.7 million worth of ganja in a trailer in Kingsland, Manchester on Monday.

3. Man shot 15 times over abandoned house
A 28-year-old man was reportedly shot dead last night in a community called Wailas in Water House, St Andrew following a dispute over an abandoned house.

4. Clergy urged to provide spiritual intervention in fight against crime
Colonel General Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Daniel Pryce, has called on members of the clergy to join the security forces in the fight against crime by injecting spiritual intervention.

5. Programme director says NIDS will serve to eliminate corruption
Programme Director of the National Identification System (NIDS), Warren Vernon, says the system will serve to eliminate the prevalence of corruption across several government agencies.

6. PM opens multi-million dollar flour mill
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has welcomed the launch of the Seprod Group's new $3-billion state-of-the-art grains mill, Jamaica Grain and Cereals Limited, which has created employment for 300 more Jamaicans.

7. SLB disburses $3.1b to students
The Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) is reporting that for the 2017-2018 academic year it received 13,679 applications for which more than $3.09 billion was disbursed, with an approval rate of 99 per cent.

8. Jamaica names 36-member team for Carifta Swimming Champs
Hosts Jamaica will field a strong 36-member squad in the pool when the 33rd staging of the Carifta Swimming Championships gets under way at the National Aquatic Centre in Kingston later this month.

9. World class' Mujeeb stuns Windies, keeps Afghan hopes alive
West Indies lost to Afghanistan by three wickets in their first Super Sixes match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers at Harare Sports Club here Thursday.

10. NYS to reach more young people with disabilities
The National Youth Service (NYS) has expanded its Empowerment Programme to reach young people with all forms of disabilities.

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