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O-Wrap: No charges for 'careless' stunt driver... China Harbour warns against scams...Portland man murders wife

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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

1.No charges for 'careless' stunt driver

The confessed driver of a motor car who was captured recklessly stunt driving in a video that went viral last week got off scot-free after surrendering to the police.In fact, all Dennis Dietrih did yesterday was to offer a public apology for his actions.

2.Clarendon farmers diversifying crop production to be more climate resilient

Over 300 farmers from nine communities in Clarendon have increased their awareness of climate change and its effects on agriculture.

3.MP Green pledges $1m to assist St Elizabeth fire victim farmers

Member of Parliament (MP) for South West St Elizabeth, Floyd Green, has pledged $1 million from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to the victims of the devastating fire at Flagaman in the parish.

4.China Harbour warns against scams using the company's name

ChinaHarbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is warning that scammers are using its name in an effort to dupe people out of their goods and money and is urging the public to contact the company's office for confirmation if they are suspicious of any request being made to them in the firm's name, particularly when it includes requests for money, goods or services.

5.Forest fires in Brazil surge as deforestation accelerates

The number of forest fires inBrazilsurged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as President Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over rampant destruction of the Amazon.

6.WINDALCO donates $500K for Jamaica National Children's Home back-to-school

Bauxite company WINDALCO yesterday (August 20) handed over a cheque valued at J$500,000 to assist with back-to-school and other expenses for the 41 children affected by the recent fire at the Jamaica National Children's Home on Friday, August 9.

7.Portland man fatally stabs common-law wife, torches house

The Portlandpolice are probing the circumstances surrounding the murder of a woman and the subsequent arson of her home on Tuesday, August 20.

8.Woman shot dead in Gregory Park, St Catherine

A 38-year-old woman was shot deadlast night by unknown assailants on Queens Avenue in Gregory Park, St Catherine, the police have reported.

9.Updated water Master Plan to make provision for climate change — WRA

The Water Resources Authority (WRA) is assuring that the updated National Water Plan will consider current impacts of climate change on the nation's water resources.

10.Support local entrepreneurs in commemorating World Entrepreneurs' Day – Industry Ministry

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheriesis today, August 21, encouraging the public to buy at least one item from a local entrepreneur or support a small business, in commemorating World Entrepreneurs' Day.


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