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Weekly Round-up: Shaw's $8m phone bill… Would-be robber shot… Russell breaks record

Sunday, July 16, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minster Andrew Holness on Tuesday ordered an audit as well as the capping of mobile phone bills of all Government ministers after news broke that Minister of Finance and Public Service, Audley Shaw, racked up telephones charges amounting to more than $8.3 million over a one-year period.

On that same day, Shaw disclosed that ignorance of data charges ran up his bill and that he paid $2.568 million out of pocket and secured a discount of $1.019 million from his cellphone service provider.

On Wednesday, a licensed firearm holder shot a would-be robber as he harassed a motorist in traffic in the vicinity of Half-Way-Tree Road in St Andrew.

And in sport, Jamaica's contingent at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships is proving to be strong competitors as Dejour Russell on Thursday broke the 110m Hurdles championship record in the preliminary with a time of 13.08s.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps the week for you.

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Holness orders audit, cap on cellphone bills for all ministers

Ignorance of data charges ran up finance minister's cellphone bill

Falmouth cruise ship pullout, a temporary setback, says Bartlett

CNN Travel ranks Jamaica third coolest nation

US regulator grants orphan-drug designation to anti-cancer product from cannabis

JTA applies pressure to Gov't, calls for wage negotiations

Gov't looking at further incentives for criminals who plead guilty

Patrick Powell advised of possible saving grace as he awaits sentencing on gun charge

Businessman executed on Ruthven Road remembered as quiet man

Injured would-be robber under police guard, accomplice on the run

GOLD CUP: Jamaica, Mexico finish 0-0

World U-18 Champs: Russell strikes gold in new 110mH record, Watson wins 400m

Injured Davis bravely finishes for bronze

 Clovis toon