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  1. Manchesterians arrested for fraud scheme
  2. Would-be robber shot in HWT
  3. Coin shortage to ease this month
  4. UK prison offer still good
  5. G2K wants data regulation revised
  6. Clarendon mom seeks help

1. Manchesterians arrested for fraud scheme

Financial investigators have arrested the wife and parents of the Manchester Municipal Corporation official charged in connection with the multi-million dollar fraud uncovered last year at the local authority. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Would-be robber shot in HWT

The police yesterday cordoned off a section of Half-Way Tree Road in the vicinity of the Flow Jamaica headquarters in St Andrew following a shooting incident this afternoon. It is reported that a would-be robber attacked a man on Carlton Crescent when he was shot by another. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Coin shortage to ease this month

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Brian Wynter says a shortage of coins will ease later this month. He told Parliament’s Economy and Productions Committee Wednesday that there is currently a shortage of $20 coins. But Wynter said supplies are being brought forward. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. UK prison offer still good

Nearly six months after the Andrew Holness administration rejected a J$5.5 billion offer by the United Kingdom (UK) government to help construct a new adult correctional facility in Jamaica, a British diplomat has said the door is still open for the island to access the deal. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. G2K wants data regulation revised

The young professional affiliate of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, Generation 2000 (G2K) says the issue of high telephone bills has highlighted the need to revisit regulations that govern telecommunications service providers. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Clarendon mom seeks help

Mother of four Orentha Watt is a mixture of pride and trepidation as her son, 11-year-old Oneil McKenzie, graduated from Rosewell Primary School with all of 13 awards and a shared math trophy. Of all his awards, she is grateful for the Most Improved award as she accepts it as a reward for the tremendous sacrifice she made to make this happen. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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