Missing schoolgirl killed… Biomedical partners with Gov’t… CARICOM foreign ministers meet

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

1. Missing Clarendon girl found dead

A missing teenage girl was found dead in the Georges Pen district in Clarendon yesterday.

2. Senator calls on J’cans to protect children from sexual predators

As the nation observes Child Month in May, Government Senator, Dr Saphire Longmore, is calling on citizens to be more protective of children from sexual predators.

3. MoBay residents urged to ‘Treat Our Visitors Right’

Residents of Montego Bay, St James are being urged not to harass visitors to the tourist capital but allow them to feel safe and confident about their decision to visit the island.

4. Biomedical to provide lab tests for several public hospitals

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has partnered with Biomedical Caledonia Medical Laboratory Limited to provide laboratory tests for several public hospitals across the island.

5. Bar operator, schoolboy shot dead in Bull Bay

Police are probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a schoolboy and a woman on Greenvale Road in 9 Miles, Bull Bay, St Andrew.

6. Girls, 13 and 15 years old, reported missing in Portland

An Ananda Alert has been activated for 13-year-old Jhamela Brooks and 15-year-old Tiara Harper of Ross Craig district in Portland.

7. WhatsApp urges update after ‘serious’ security breach

WhatsApp on Tuesday encouraged its users to upgrade the app to plug a security breach that allowed sophisticated attackers to sneak spyware into phones, in the latest trouble for its parent Facebook.

8. With dementia cases set to triple, WHO issues guide to cut risk

With dementia cases set to soar, the World Health Organization presented Tuesday its first-ever guidelines for reducing the risk, including healthy eating, regular exercise and cutting out tobacco use.

9. CARICOM foreign ministers in Grenada at 22nd COFCOR

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is leading a three-member Jamaican delegation to the 22nd Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Grand Anse, St Georges, Grenada.

10. Bartlett to lobby for Jamaica chair at UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett departs the island today, to attend the 64th Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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