O-Wrap: Offer to buy Petrojam... Soldier murdered... Five charged with murder

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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

1.Company offers to buy Petrojam

A company has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring the State-owned oil-refinery Petrojam. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, two offers were made by the company last year. The ministry did not identify the prospective buyer.

2. 12 killed in road crashes since start of year

The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining has revealed that 12 people have died on the nation's roads since the start of the year.

3.UK parliament deals historic defeat to PM May's Brexit deal

Britain's parliament on Tuesday voted against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a massive margin, triggering a no confidence vote that could bring down her government.

4. JDF soldier shot dead in Manchester

The police have confirmed that a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier succumbed on Saturday after he was found in bushes near the Winston Jones Highway in Manchester the night before suffering from gunshot wounds.

5. Trelawny police seize three firearms, arrest two people

The Trelawny police have reported that a man and a woman were taken into custody following the seizure of three firearms and 59 rounds of ammunition during operations in the parish yesterday, Monday, January 14.

6. Law-enforcement officers get training in financial investigation

The Government is working to improve investigation and prosecution in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing, by providing training for law-enforcement officers.

7. Darren Bravo back to face England

Exiled left-hander Darren Bravo has been included in a West Indies 13-man squad announced on Tuesday to face England in the first Test starting at Kensington Oval in Barbados later this month.

8. Five charged with murder of Kingston businessman

Five people have been charged with the murder of Kingston businessman Howard Ares whose body was found in a shallow grave on Terminal Lane in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine last month.

9. Accused St James baby thief to face court tomorrow

The St James woman who is accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay on January 4 is set to appear in the St James Parish Court tomorrow.

10.LAMP merged with NLA

The Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) has been merged with the National Land Agency (NLA).

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