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Monday, August 13, 2018

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

1. 3 lottery scam suspects arrested in St James

Three men, including one who was listed as wanted by the St James police were taken into custody following the seizure of lottery scamming paraphernalia at Bogue Hill in the parish on Saturday.

2. Cedella donates Marley albums for time capsule

Cedella Marley, the eldest daughter of Reggae icon Robert Nesta Marley, has donated a rare set of Marley albums from her personal collection to the Jamaica50 Time Capsule that will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), to be opened in 2062 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jamaican Independence.

3. Aretha Franklin said to be seriously ill

Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer.

4. Regional nurses agree to review of exams managed by CXC

The Regional Nursing Body (RNB) has agreed to a recommendation from Jamaica for a review to be conducted of the Regional Examination for Nurses Registration (RENR) as managed by the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC).

5. Bartlett preparing craft traders for changing market

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has called on craft traders and producers in the resort city of Montego Bay to put themselves in order and prepare for increased sales opportunities.

6. St Vincent PM wants Japan to have strategic development plans for the C'bean

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves today called on Japan to establish a strategic relationship with the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping.

7. Several projects ongoing in Denham Town ZOSO

Several projects are currently in progress or scheduled for action in the Denham Town Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO), in Kingston.

8. Man drowns after digging beach hole in France

A 21-year-old man drowned in western France at the weekend after being swamped by the tide in a hole he had dug on the beach, local officials said.

9. Infrastructure upgrading continues in Mount Salem ZOSO

Work continues in the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in St James to improve community infrastructure and the physical environment.

10. Banned Smith retakes top spot in ICC rankings

Banned Australian batsman Steve Smith reclaimed top spot in the ICC Test batting rankings from India's Virat Kohli on Monday, despite not having played since March.

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