Attempted murder-suicide… Man caught using FLOW batteries… New Windies head coach

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

1. Kingston man hits spouse with stone, kills self

Detectives assigned to the St Andrew Central are probing the circumstances surrounding the attempted murder of a woman and the subsequent suicide of a man on McIntosh Drive, Kingston 3 this morning.

2. ‘My mother was pregnant’, says daughter of warder in murder-suicide

Shantae McDonald, the elder daughter of yesterday’s murder-suicide victim, Rouleene Clarke-Gowans, has revealed on social media that her mother was pregnant at the time of her death.

3. OUR grants 3-month suspension of NWC meter installation, repair requirements

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has granted permission for the National Water Commission (NWC) to suspend for three months, two guaranteed standards pertaining to meter installation and meter repair or replacement.

4. Man caught using FLOW batteries to power sound system

The police yesterday recovered more than 40 cell site batteries belonging to telecommunications firm FLOW Jamaica during an operation in Norwood, St James.

5. Gov’t identifies markets for local produce

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says the Government has identified four distinct markets for locally grown foods.

6. Wikileaks’ Assange arrested in London after Ecuador pulls asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s nearly seven-year hideout in Ecuador’s London embassy abruptly ended Thursday when police entered the building and arrested him ahead of possible extradition to the United States.

7. Tattoo artist to be sentenced in murder of Dexter Pottinger

Romario Brown, the Corporate Area tattoo artist who had reportedly confessed to killing fashion designer Dexter Pottinger in August 2017 yesterday pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is to be sentenced shortly in the Home Circuit Court.

8. PNP welcomes resignation of Central High chairman

People’s National Party’s (PNP) caretaker for Central Clarendon, Zuleika Jess is commending the Ministry of Education for the removal of Central High School chairman, Henry Morant, from the school board amid recent murder allegations, which are currently before the court.

9. JCF says it’s equipped to assist with domestic violence

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reminding members of the public that it is equipped to assist in dealing with domestic violence and that contact should be made with its Domestic Violence Centres if the need arises.

10. Reifer appointed Windies head coach; Haynes to chair selection panel

New Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt has announced that Floyd Reifer has been appointed the new Head Coach of the West Indies Men’s team on interim basis until the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019.

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