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Weekly Round-up: Police sick-out hampers operations...Ja's oldest woman honoured...4-y-o accidentally shoots self

Sunday, December 31, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force continued their sick-out in protest against the Government's proposed six per cent wage increase, which hampered operations of police divisions island wide.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has since indicated that he will discuss the state of the negotiations with the various stakeholders and respond to the Jamaica Police Federation, which had requested his intervention.

In other news, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, honoured Jamaica's oldest person, Ida Troupe, at her home in Tivoli Gardens as she celebrated her 117th birthday on Christmas Day.

And, the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a four-year-old boy who allegedly shot himself dead on Tuesday while at home in Kingston.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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Shop owners say police sick-out affected Christmas sales

JFJ backs police demand for more money

JGRA joins call for 'amicable solution' to police wage dispute

PM to get update on wage talks then respond to police

Officers returning to work, says JCF

Oldest Jamaican honoured on Christmas Day

Jamaica voted world's leading cruise, wedding destination

Registration of political parties starts January 2

Political parties ready for Jan 2 registration

Awesome Haile!

Mountain View gangsters vow peace

Murder at Clarendon carwash on Christmas Day

Anchovy man murdered, young son shot and injured

4-y-o allegedly shoots himself dead; police investigating

Brazen double murder in MoBay

Cut your speed!

Windies lose only a point despite ODI thrashing

Clovis toon