Protest at UTech… Teen girl held with firearm… Gayle hits bruising century

O-Wrap: Protest at UTech… Teen girl held with firearm… Gayle hits bruising century

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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

1. IDT rules against Petrojam

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) on Monday ruled that Roselle Scott-Heron was unjustifiably dismissed as human resources manager at Petrojam in December 2016 and awarded her 12 months’ salary as compensation.

2. UTech students, lecturers protest for greater Gov’t support

Students and staff of the Papine-based University of Technology (UTech) have this morning taken to the streets voicing their concerns about what they say is the small government subvention to the university when compared to other institutions across the island.

3. Teenage girl held with firearm in bag

A teenage girl was taken into custody by officers assigned to the St Catherine North Police Division in relation to a firearm seizure on Wellington Street, Spanish Town, St Catherine last night.

4. Deputy Commissioner Haye appointed JCF Inspector General

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Selvin Haye was on Monday appointed Inspector General of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

5. Trinidad Gov’t denies blocking attempt by Jamaica’s NCB to acquire Guardian

The Trinidad and Tobago government has denied putting in place measures that would serve to block attempts by the NCB Global Holdings Ltd of Jamaica (NCBJ) to acquire the Trinidad and Tobago-based Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL).

6. Jamaican drug smuggler jailed for 18 years in Bermuda

A 38-year-old Jamaican from the central parish of Manchester, who fled from customs officers at Bermuda’s international airport before they found heroin worth three-quarters of a million US dollars in his luggage, was jailed for 18 years by a Supreme Court judge on Wednesday.

7. Curfew imposed in August Town

The police have imposed a curfew in sections of August Town, Kingston 7 in the St Andrew Central Division.

8. CARICOM again at odds with OAS Secretary General

The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping said it remains “deeply concerned” by the actions and statements of the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, which it argued “are outside the bounds of his remit as the head of an international organisation”.

9. NSWMA receives 11 garbage trucks

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has received 11 compactor garbage trucks, valued at approximately US$1.74 million, from the Government.

10. Gayle launches farewell year with bruising century

Chris Gayle’s 24th one-day international century anchored the West Indies to a formidable total of 360 for eight batting first against England in the day/night first fixture of a five-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday.

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