Weekly-Round-up: Police sickout… PNP Councillor murdered… Gayle belts 20th T20 hundred

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police Federation on Tuesday said the Government seems to be taking a very cynical and simplistic approach to wage negotiations, after again rejecting its wage offer as talks continue between public sector workers and the Finance Ministry.

This resulted in cops island wide calling in sick and corporate area court cases being rescheduled due to the lack of police personnel including the extradition hearing for controversial Jamaican-born Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, which was set for Thursday but was postponed until January 4, 2018.

People's National Party's councillor-caretaker for the May Pen North Division, 44-year-old, Carol Eubanks-Myles and her 21-year-old son, Jehvon Myles were murdered on Wednesday in their Paisley Avenue home in Clarendon.

In sport, Superstar Chris Gayle crunched a world record 18 sixes and passed 11 000 runs in Twenty20s, as he struck his second hundred in three innings to fire Rangpur Riders to a convincing 57-run win over Dhaka Dynamites and to the capture of the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League title.

Watch as Observer Online wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

New developments in illegal gun shipment probe

MoBay mayor orders payment probe

Cops search home of woman as gun bust probe continues

Aubyn Hill new head of Economic Growth Council

Police say Gov't taking 'cynical' approach to wage negotiations

al-Faisal extradition hearing postponed due to police 'sick-out'

Negril freak accident upsets residents

Golden Krust CEO sued by employees, less than a week after being found dead

Harold Brady charged with fraudulent conversion

Gunshot victims, relatives converge at hospital after shooting at funeral

Teen found dead after boarding taxi in Portmore

Mineral Boss shot and killed

PNP councillor caretaker, son murdered in Clarendon

Another blow as Windies lose ground in Test rankings

Gayle belts 20th T20 hundred

Jamaica pair 7th on bobsled WCup debut; Schneider wins

Bolt, McLeod, Thompson head Sportsman, Sportswoman of the Year nominees

Clovis toon

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