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O-Wrap: Gully Bop arrested … Messado accused of defrauding Mavado... $500m illegal cigarette bust

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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

1. Gully Bop arrested for assault

Controversial dancehall artiste Gully Bop was last Friday arrested in St Thomas in assault charges following allegations that he slapped a girl in her face during a dispute.

2. Messado accused of defrauding Mavado $31m

Embattled real estate attorney Jennifer Messado, who is accused of defrauding entertainer Mavado of almost $31 million and politician Norman Horne of approximately $28 in fraudulent land transactions, was this morning offered $5 million bail when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

3. JPS transformer stolen, water supply in sections of Portmore affected

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that operations at the Goshen Pen Relift, Government Park #2, Half Way Tree and Cookson pumping stations are disrupted due to a stolen Jamaica Public Service transformer that has resulted in break in power supply to these facilities.

4. Illegal cigarettes worth $500m seized in St James

An estimated $500 million in illegal cigarettes were seized by narcotics police and the Customs Department during a joint operation in Westgate Hills in St James yesterday.

5. Carreras lauds police on historic $500-m cigarette seizure

Carreras Limited has commended the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force on its major bust of 890 cases of illegal cigarettes valued at over $500 million, during a targeted operation in Westgate Hill in St James yesterday.

6. PNP labels 'contract work' as oppressive, exploitative and unfair

Shadow Minister of Labour and Social Security, Horace Dalley said today that the People's National Party (PNP) will join with the government in passing legislation to end the problem of “contract work” in Jamaica and offer more protection to the local workforce

7. Gov't seeks to establish faculty for advanced police training

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says his ministry is in talks with the Moneague College to establish a faculty for the advanced training of police officers.

8. Young restaurateurs bring Jamaican cuisine to Vermont

Kool Runninz is an apt remodelling of an old Jamaican tradition that takes advantage of the full flavour of a tropical island's favourite fare.

9. 8-y-o St James boy killed in parking lot accident

The St James police are reporting that a child succumbed to injuries he received in a motor vehicle accident at a school in the parish yesterday.

10. Electronic platform being developed to facilitate investments — Shaw

The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors