Ruel Reid resigns

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid has resigned.Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the disclosure this morning adding that he met with Reid regarding certain allegations in the public domain. Read more


O-Wrap: Teachers relent...Help desk in St Catherine SOE... Windies book World Cup spot

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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

1. Teachers relent!

The Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) in a surprising about turn has decided to accept the five per cent retroactive payment offered some weeks ago by the Finance Ministry.

2. Woman's body found in shallow grave in St Thomas

A man has been taken into police custody in connection with the death of 36-year-old store clerk Keisha Bravo, whose body was found in a shallow grave in St Thomas yesterday.

3. Help desk set up in St Catherine SOE

The police have set up a help desk in the reception area of the Spanish Town Police Station to assist members of the public, whose family members have been taken into police custody during the state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Division.

4. Manchester woman in alleged job scam gets $200k bail

Keisha Forbes, the woman at the centre of the alleged overseas employment scam in Christiana, was today offered bail in the sum of $200,000 when she appeared in the Manchester Parish Court.

5. Rain helps Windies edge out Scotland for World Cup place

The West Indies snatched a spot at next year's World Cup by edging to a five-run victory over Scotland on DLS method in Harare on Wednesday.

6. Errol Strong appointed new PCOA chairman

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has appointed Errol Strong the new Chairman of the Police Civilian Oversight Authority (PCOA).

7. #DeleteFacebook movement gains prominent backer

As Facebook reels from the scandal over hijacked personal data, a movement to quit the social network has gathered momentum, getting a boost from a high-profile co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging service acquired by the huge social network in 2014.

8. Firearms Act to be amended to address illegal dealing, possession

The Government will be amending the Firearms Act to discourage the possession of and/or dealing in illegal firearms and ammunition.

9. JCF gets 42 bikes, 19 cars valued more than $100m

Minister of National Security, Robert Montague yesterday handed over 42 700CC bikes valued at approximately $44 million and 19 cars valued at $60 million to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

10. Opposition wants Gov't to answer questions tabled in Parliament

The Opposition People's National Party says it is disturbed that the Andrew Holness-led administration continues to show disregard to the Parliament and the people of Jamaica by refusing to answer questions tabled in the Lower House.

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