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O-Wrap: Ian Boyne out of ICU… Over 100 guns destined for Jamaica seized… CARICOM report to be tabled

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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

1. Ian Boyne out of ICU and recovering well
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Ian Boyne is now out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University Hospital of the West Indies and is recuperating well in the Tony Thwaites Wing. Full story here

2. Over 100 illegal firearms destined for Jamaica seized in Florida
A major multi-agency transnational investigation is now underway by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and their United States law enforcement counterparts, following the seizure of over 100 illegal firearms. Full story here

3. CARICOM report to be tabled in the House in January
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness says the final report from the CARICOM Review Commission will be brought to Parliament in January 2018. Full story here

4. Wyclef, Sting to headline Shaggy show
British singer, songwriter and actor Sting and American hip hop act Wyclef are the headliners for the 2018 staging of the biennial charity event Shaggy & Friends. The diamond-selling reggae artiste made the announcement a short while ago during a briefing to launch the event to be held on the grounds of Jamaica House in St Andrew on Saturday, January 6. Full story here
 
5. Govt, CHEC sign US$19 million contract for widening of Constant Spring Road
Prime Minister Andrew Holness and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) yesterday signed a contract at Jamaica House for the Constant Spring Road corridor to be improved to a four-lane roadway. Full story here

6. PAAC deliberating first supplementary estimates
Members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) are currently deliberating the First Supplementary Estimates for the 2017/18 financial year. Full story here

7. Use advocacy to bring about change – Holness
Member of Parliament for East Rural St Andrew, Juliet Holness is encouraging more Jamaicans to become advocates in order to influence the decision makers and achieve change in the society. Full story here

8. Security ministry reports millions lost to cybercrime attacks
The Cybercrimes Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has reported that Jamaica lost US$100 million to cybercrimes in 2016, with 200 such cases reported. Full story here

9. NEPA urging business to renew environmental permits
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) are now urging business owners to regularise their environmental licenses and permits. Full story here

10. Argentina, Jamaica exploring collaboration on agriculture
Jamaica's agriculture ministry and the Government of Argentina are discussing potential areas of cooperation particularly as regards the redevelopment of the island's livestock industry. Full story here