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Six high-risk inmates at women's prison relocated

SIX high-risk inmates at the women's prison — Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre — have been relocated to the high-security Horizon Adult Remand Centre in Kingston, following an outbreak of violence at Fort Augusta recently. Read More

Provisions of Building Act will be rigorously enforced, says minister
MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced.... Read More

Accused baby thief remanded in police custody
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 26-year-old woman accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James more than a week ago has been remanded into custody until next week Tuesday. ... Read More

Trade union pleads with PM to give up energy portfolio
THE Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to give up the energy portfolio, which it claims has been poorly managed for some time now.... Read More

Major glitch

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

ADMINISTRATIVE delays in the traffic ticket management system has led to some 242,000 tickets reflecting as unpaid in Government's traffic ticket management database. Read More

Discussions reveal untidy traffic ticketing system

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

CONCERNS were expressed yesterday over the wide disparity between the 309,608 outstanding traffic tickets in the Ministry of National Security's database and to the 998,338 estimated by the Ministry of Justice. Read More

Sagicor Sigma Run a big heart initiative

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Observer staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

THE Sagicor Group continues with its big heart initiative, naming the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica and the neo-natal unit of the May Pen Hospital as the beneficiaries of this year's Sigma Corporate Run. Read More

May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament yesterday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce... Read More

This Day in History — January 17

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

Actress Betty White is 97 years old today.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2012: Scientists confirm that 15 pounds (7 kilogrammes) of rock collected recently in Morocco fell to Earth from Mars during a meteorite shower last July. Read More

Woman who gets around on her bottom appeals for wheelchair

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 17 2019    

IF you are a visitor to the town of Bog Walk in St Catherine, the sight of Vinnette Prince will leave you looking on in wonderment. Read More

Bill to acquire Venezuela's shares in Petrojam for next sitting of House

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

THE Government is to table a Bill entitled, an 'Act to Provide for the Compulsory Acquisition of the Shares Held by PDV Caribe in Petrojam and for Connected Matters', at the next sitting of the House of Representatives. Read More

Sigma Run early bird registration closes tomorrow

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

INDIVIDUALS wishing to participate in the 2019 staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run are being urged to take advantage of its early bird registration, before it closes on January 18. Read More

House approves increased budget

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the $11.4-billion increase proposed in the 2018/19 supplementary estimates, increasing the annual budget to $802.3 billion. Read More

Haitians plan demonstrations in support of Nicolas Maduro

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Opposition Pitit Dessalin party says it plans to stage a series of activities, including street demonstrations, to protest Haiti's decision to support an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution to not recognise the legitimacy of the... Read More

US congresswoman elected to powerful position

Thursday, January, 17 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has been elected vice chair of the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee. Read More



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