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Alleged gangster confesses to shooting victim in Q&A with cops

AN alleged member of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang, in a statement to the police two years ago, confessed to firing five bullets into the chest of Ika Clarke, whom he said was shot, chopped and burnt to death by members of the gang in March 2017 for daring to cross... Read More

Clampdown on drug pushers in Negril
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland police have arrested and charged 10 people for possession of drugs in this resort town as the security forces intensify their drive to stamp out the sale of  drugs to visitors.... Read More

MP joins Trelawny taxi operators in calling for road repair
MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — Trelawny Northern Member of Parliament Victor Wright has called on the authorities to allocate funds to rehabilitate the 14-mile pothole-riddled corridor stretching from Falmouth to Spring Vale in his constituency, which he said is among the top five roads...... Read More

J'cans in China start to panic as coronavirus spreads
SOME Jamaicans at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China are now starting to panic as the death toll rises, food shortages worsen and they can see no end in sight to their nightmare.... Read More

5 injured in explosion at Villa Road Primary School

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Five people were yesterday hospitalised following a fire at Villa Road Primary School here during the delivery of cooking gas to the canteen. Read More

Gov't provides $200 million to assist St Thomas cane farmers

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

THE Government will be providing $200 million to assist sugar cane farmers in St Thomas who have been negatively affected by the closure of the Golden Grove Sugar Factory. Read More


BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

The mother of a man believed to have slain a 53-year-old woman and injured her daughter at their home on Red Hills Road yesterday morning has publicly disowned him, declaring he will rot in prison before she visits him. Read More

This Day In History — January 28

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

Today is the 28th day of 2020. There are 338 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Public health renewal

BY CANDIECE KNIGHT Observer staff reporter knightc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

A total of 50 new vehicles were yesterday added to the fleet of the island's regional health authorities to help combat vector-borne diseases in what Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said was part of the Government's effort at public health renewal. Read More

Pain and disbelief at Vauxhall High

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

Morning devotion at Vauxhall High School in Kingston yesterday was not easy. Read More

Court allows enforcement

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — A divided Supreme Court yesterday allowed the Trump Administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. Read More

You can donate to Sigma Run at Sagicor branches

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

INDIVIDUALS and organisations wishing to support the fund-raising efforts for beneficiaries of the 2020 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run can now do so using the donation drop boxes at Sagicor Bank branches islandwide. Read More

'I'm being raped'

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — As she tried to fight off Harvey Weinstein's advances, Mimi Haleyi told him “no, no, no” before he held her down on a bed and forcibly performed oral sex on her, she said in emotional testimony yesterday at Weinstein's rape... Read More

Prince Andrew said uncooperative

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a US prosecutor said yesterday. Read More

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

Tuesday, January, 28 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Pressure is increasing on senators to call John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial after the revelation that a draft of a book by the former national security adviser undercuts a key defence argument — that... Read More


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