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O-Wrap: Messado slapped with more fraud charges… PNP's Facey on leave of absence… Illegal cigarettes seized in St James

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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

1. Attorney Jennifer Messado charged for fraud, again

Prominent real estate attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado who is currently on bail, was today arrested and charged by detectives from Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) for several breaches of the Forgery Act.

2. Facey takes leave of absence as Councillor for Spur Tree Division

The People's National Party (PNP) has informed that former Deputy Mayor and Councillor for the Spur Tree Division in North Western Manchester, Ervin Facey, has requested a leave of absence from the Council while investigations take place into irregularities at the Manchester Municipal Corporation.

3. PNP calls for clarity on the Government's exchange rate strategy

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is calling on the Government to be more open and transparent in its current strategy for the Jamaican currency.

4. Vaz clarifies $75-m commitment to waste disposal campaign

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, has sought to clarify a Gleaner article, in which he was mentioned as saying that $75 million would be committed by the Government over three years towards the implementation of a plastic bottle deposit scheme.

5. FLA to introduce online tracking for firearm applications

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) will introduce online tracking for firearm applications during this financial year.

6. J'can Aubrey Stewart to receive Queen's Young Leader's Award

A Jamaican is among several young people from across the Commonwealth that will receive the Queen of Britain's Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on Tuesday, June 26.

7. Police seize illegal cigarettes in St James

The police are reporting that detectives from the Narcotics Division are currently conducting operations in Westgate Hill, St James where a quantity of illegal cigarettes have been seized.

8. Ja's presence at G7 summit highlights country's value as a Caribbean leader — G2K

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says Jamaica's presence at last week's 44th G7 summit in Canada speaks to the value placed on the country as a leader in the Caribbean.

9. Police shoot man, seize gun in east Kingston

The police have confirmed that a man is now nursing gunshot injuries following a confrontation with cops in the Mountain View area of St Andrew this afternoon.

10. Pharmaceutical society concerned about counterfeit medicines

The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) has expressed concern about counterfeit medicines being sold locally; and has been advising its membership to be cognizant of the registered distributors and manufacturers of medical products approved to conduct business in Jamaica.

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