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O-Wrap: US travel advisory on Jamaica… 2 killed in police shootout… Lotto winner collects $49-m prize

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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

1. Americans warned to 'exercise increased caution' when travelling to Jamaica

The United States yesterday categorised Jamaica as 'Level 2' on its new travel advisory scale, warning Americans to "exercise increased caution" when travelling to the island due to the high crime rate. Full story here

2. Mother, son found dead in Portmore home

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old woman and her 33-year-old son. Full story here

3. Residents turn to rafts in flooded area of Maidstone

Portland residents from the community of Matty Hole in the Maidstone district were, up to this morning, using rafts as a means of transportation, due to high flood waters in the area. Full story here

4. 2 killed in shootout with St Ann police

Two men were fatally shot at a house in Parry Town, St Ann during an alleged shootout with police yesterday. Full story here

5. St Mary residents protest police shooting

A number of people travelling between St Mary and Ocho Rios were stranded earlier today or had to use alternative routes after residents mounted a road block in Boscobel, protesting last night's fatal police shooting in their community. Full story here

6. Mystery $49-m Lotto winner finally collects prize

Supreme Ventures has finally presented its latest Lotto winner, with the $49-million prize won on December 6, last year during draw #1426. Full story here

7. Time to fix the nation's flooding problem — PNP

The People's National Party's (PNP) Spokesperson on transport and works, Mikael Phillips, is calling on the Government to develop and implement a comprehensive flood mitigation programme for the entire island. Full story here

8. US immigration agents target convenience stores to nab illegal C'bean nationals

US Federal immigration agents on Wednesday arrested several undocumented workers when they descended on dozens of convenience stores across the country, targeting illegal Caribbean and other immigrants. Full story here

9. Japan to provide new school bus for Oracabessa Primary

Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary will be getting a new bus, valued approximately $8.4 million, under the Government of Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project. Full story here

10. Gov't to acquire system to recover stolen cell phones

National Security Minister, Robert Montague has announced that a system to aid in the recovery of stolen cellular phones is being acquired for use by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Full story here