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Weekly Round-up: Billion dollar junction…Nine people killed in 24 hours… Reggae Boyz striker facing felony charges

Saturday, February 22, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The rehabilitation of the Junction main road in St Mary is set to cost just over $1 billion, almost twice the amount originally budgeted.

The project, which began in November 2017 and should have been completed in January 2019, is more than a year behind schedule and currently has no set completion date.

The island's murder rate spiked on Wednesday into Thurdsay morning as nine people were fatally shot and four individuals, including a two-year-old boy, were left nursing gunshot wounds in a bloody 24 hours across the island.

And in sports, Reggae Boyz striker, 29-year-old Darren Mattocks, is facing two felonies in the United States.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Billion-dollar Junction

PM pulls out of Caricom meeting

UPDATE: Matthew Samuda sworn in as minister

Samuda vows to bring 'a lot of energy' to ministerial role

Jamaica can now test for COVID-19

COVID-19 quarantine space identified at St Joseph's Hospital

NPTA urges students to stop tripping challenge

Education ministry warns against 'Jump Trip Challenge'

Death trap?

Keith Clarke trial to continue

Bloody 24 hours

Wounded 5-year-old runs to get help after gunmen kill mom

Peacemaker shot dead

Armed men enter school to attack student

Teachers want better security after armed men visit Eltham High

Man shot dead in churchyard had testified about attempt on his life

Reggae Boyz striker Mattocks faces felony charges in US

Oshane Thomas 'at home resting' after car crash

WI fast bowler Thomas involved in car crash

Portmore slip to 1-2 defeat to Cruz Azul

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