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O-Wrap: MJW boots Shaneke Williams...Businessman murdered in Clarendon...Fire at Petrojam

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

1. Shaneke Williams booted from MJW
Shaneke Williams, whose naming as a finalist in this year's Miss Jamaica World (MJW) beauty pageant has been met with strong criticism, has been booted from the competition. Full story here

2. Montague to meet with Police Federation over 6-month resignation notice for officers
National Security Minister, Robert Montague will be meeting with the Jamaica Police Federation tomorrow to discuss concerns raised in the media about the recently announced requirement for sub-officers and constables to give six months' notice of their intention to withdraw from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Full story here

3. Attorney disbarred for failing to handover $2m in settlement funds to client
The General Legal Council has advised that Attorney-at-law Graceann Cameron has been struck off the Roll of Attorneys entitled to practice in Jamaica due to professional misconduct. Full story here

4. Businessman shot dead after engaging robbers at Clarendon bar
A man was shot dead and another injured in an attempted robbery at a bar in Sandy Bay, Clarendon yesterday afternoon. Full story here

5. Petrojam says no one injured in early morning tank fire
Petrojam has reported that no one was injured when a tank caught fire at its refinery in Kingston about 4:00 am today. Full story here

6. North-South Highway users could pay up to 31% more come September 9
A vendor was yesterday arrested following the seizure of a firearm and six rounds of ammunition during a police operation on Upper First Street, Kingston 13. Full story here

7. Tropical wave to cause moderate to heavy showers this weekend
A tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean is expected to influence weather conditions across the island over the weekend, according to the Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica. Full story here

8. Tallawahs keep Stars winless with breathless chase
Reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs romped to their third straight win of their Caribbean Premier League campaign when they came from behind to beat the luckless St Lucia Stars in an entertaining contest in St Lucia Tuesday night. Full story here

9. T&T concerned over British travel advisory on terrorism attacks
The Trinidad and Tobago government has “registered” its concern with the British government over a recent advisory from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) indicating that “terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Trinidad & Tobago”. Full story here

10. If Bolt can lose, so can Bayern, suggests German coach
Bayern Munich kick off the new Bundesliga season on Friday with the coaches of 13 of their 17 rivals expecting them to dominate again — although Usain Bolt's recent shock defeat is being used as inspiration. Full story here

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