O-Wrap: Jamaica has never been better managed, says Holness... Mandela Highway 90% complete... Former Jamaica cricketer killed

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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

1. Jamaica has never been better managed, says Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his overall assessment of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) led administration is that it has performed well.

2. Tesha Miller remanded

Reputed Klansman gang leader, Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the murder of Jamaica Urban transit Company (JUTC) chairman Douglas Chambers, was further remanded when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court this morning.

3. NHF to cover lupus disease

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon announced that the National Health Fund (NHF) will now offer coverage for patients affected by the autoimmune disease lupus.

4. Mandela Highway upgrade 90% complete — NWA

The Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction project is just over 90 per cent complete, says Senior Communications Officer, National Works Agency (NWA), Ramona Lawson.

5. Haitian government collapses

Six months after being sworn into office, the government of Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant was forced out of office Monday after the Lower Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelming to censure the administration.

6. Key player in Jamaican lottery scam could face long sentence

Federal prosecutors in North Dakota are seeking a prison sentence for a Rhode Island woman who funnelled lottery scam money between the US and Jamaica that's more than double what they sought for the scheme's ringleader.

7. J'can teen in The Bahamas charged for breaches of Dental Health Act

A male teen from Jamaica has been charged with breaches of the Dental Health Act in The Bahamas following accusations that he has been posing as a dentist over the last five months.

8. PwC donates $350,000 to Jamaica Environment Trust

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Jamaica has donated $350,000 to the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) in support of the organisation's works in environmental education and advocacy.

9. Former Jamaica cricketer William Haye murdered, house set on fire

Former Jamaican fast bowler in the 1970's and early 1980's, William Haye, was shot and killed yesterday (Monday, March 18) by unknown assailants in the Four Paths area of Clarendon.

10. Reggae Boy Wes Morgan signs deal to remain at Leicester

Veteran Jamaica international Wes Morgan has penned a new one-year deal with Leicester City, just days after scoring a dramatic late winner against Burnley in his 700th appearance in club football.


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