Broadcaster Dorraine Samuels is dead… Britain gives $51m to fight corruption… Transport operators against tracking devices

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

1. Veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels has died 

Veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels who recently underwent surgery, passed away today losing her battle to cancer.

2. Three men murdered in St Elizabeth

The police are probing the circumstances surrounding the murders of three men in two separate shooting incidents on Sunday.

3. Transport operators against tracking devices in PPVs

The Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) and the Transport operators (TODSS) have knocked the government’s proposal to install tracking devices in public passenger vehicles saying that the systems will be of no benefit to public transport operators.

4. Britain provides $51m boost to fight corruption in Jamaica

The British Government has provided $51 million to the Ministry of Justice to boost efforts to fight corruption in the island.

5. Weak El Niño conditions may prolong drought situation in the Caribbean

The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says with weak El Niño conditions forecast to persist, chances of drought continuation and recurrent dry spells during this transition period between the dry and wet season are increased.

6. Education ministry requests status of Central High chairman court case

The Ministry of Education says it has requested information on the status of the case before the courts pertaining to the Chairman of the Board of Management of Central High School in Clarendon.

7. Veteran reggae guitarist ‘Bo Pee’ Bowen is dead

Guitarist Winston “Bo Pee” Bowen, a stalwart musician who worked with reggae music’s elite artistes, died here today at age 62.

8. Transport groups want uniform deadline extended by 30 days

Three transport groups are calling for a 30-day extension in the deadline by which operators of public passenger vehicles are required to be attired in uniform.

9. 25 schools to get hurdles

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has announced that her ministry will be providing hurdles equipment to schools in a bid to increase participation in hurdling events and build proficiency in the discipline.

10. National Family Planning Board launches health initiative

The National Family Planning Board (NFPB) has launched the Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) Framework and Annual Implementation Plan to assist persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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