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Weekly Round-up: 4 days of mourning for Seaga... New US visa policy... American held with gun at NMIA

Saturday, June 08, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government on Monday announced that the island will enter a period of official mourning from June 19 to 22 for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga whose life will be celebrated in an ecumenical service at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on North Street, Kingston on June 23.

Seaga, whose remains will be interred at National Heroes' Park, was given a traditional 'nine night' on Wednesday at the Tivoli Gardens Square to signal the ninth day after his death following his passing May 28.

In other news, there were mixed reactions from Jamaicans on Monday regarding a new US visa policy, which requires nearly all applicants submit their social media usernames, e-mail addresses and phone numbers they have used over the past five years, as part of the process.

On the crime scene, lawmen on Tuesday arrested a 26-year-old American man who reportedly attempted to board a flight at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston with a firearm in his possession.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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4 days of mourning

VIDEO: Mixed reactions to new US visa requirement

Island Traffic Authority is oversight body for new Road Traffic Act

JUTC to get new buses

Plans to revive railway passenger service advanced — Montague

No mining within Cockpit Country boundaries, Montague insists

We need better communication regarding Cockpit Country, JET tells Govt

House approves merging PetroCaribe Fund into Consolidated Fund

Health and Wellness Ministry to implement salt reduction programme

NWA begins $100m pre-hurricane drain cleaning

Body of popular MoBay businessman Raymond Kerr found with stab wounds

18-y-o shot dead, four shot and injured in Waterford

American man attempts to board flight at NMIA with firearm

Fearful vendors, customers stay away from Old Harbour Market

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Holder bemoans 'irresponsible shots' after loss to Aussies

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