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Three break-ins in three weeks

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 24 2020    

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland — The staff of Little London Primary School in Westmoreland have been left devastated following a break-in at the school — the third such incident in three weeks. Read More

WHO says coronavirus 'too early' for emergency declaration

Friday, January, 24 2020    

LONDON, England (AP) — A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday. Read More

Pregnant? You might not be allowed to have baby in US

Friday, January, 24 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The Trump Administration yesterday published new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism”, in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have US citizenship. Read More

Actress: Harvey Weinstein held me down, raped me

Friday, January, 24 2020    

NEW YORK , United States (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand yesterday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated... Read More

Trump's 'dangerous' abuse

Friday, January, 24 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — House Democrats declared that “no president” has ever abused power the way Donald Trump did in his Ukraine dealings as they opened their second day of arguments yesterday in the historic impeachment trial in the US... Read More

Today's Horoscope — January 24, 2020

Friday, January, 24 2020    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, January 24, 2020: This year, once you are focused on a particular issue, you seem able to resolve it and create something better. Your sunny side and ability to uplift others draws many people toward you. If single, relating can be successful and create a viable... Read More

China says US criticisms of investments in Jamaica groundless

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 23 2020    

THE Chinese Government has categorised the statements made by United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday about Chinese investments in Jamaica, as groundless accusations, stating that it strongly opposes those views. Read More

Private sector groups concerned about poor governance practices

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) say they are concerned about the frequent incidents of poor governance and improper use of public funds by Government entities and boards. Read More

Pregnant MoBay mom found dead in male bathroom

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 23 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A distraught St James mother is now seeking answers after the lifeless body of her daughter was discovered in the male bathroom of a warehousing distribution company in the Montego Bay Free Zone on Tuesday morning. Read More

New witness takes stand today in King Valley gang trial

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 23 2020    

NEW witnesses are to take the stand today in the continuing trial of eight alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang now before the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Read More

Operations back to normal at MoBay library

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Operations at the St James Parish Library in Montego Bay, are back to normal following a silent protest by staff members on Tuesday. Read More

KSAMC councillors clash over rat infestation report

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 23 2020    

COUNCILLORS on either side of the political divide clashed over a rat infestation matter in Vineyard Town, forcing an abrupt end to the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation's (KSAMC) Parish Disaster Preparedness and Public Health Committee meeting on Tuesday. Read More

Dad in disbelief after daughter arrested for stealing baby

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 23 2020    

THE family members of the woman the police have accused of abducting a five-week-old baby last October are distancing themselves from the 21-year-old, claiming that they had no idea the baby she returned home with last December was not her son. Read More

Reid, Pinnock return to court today

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

FORMER Education Minister Ruel Reid and his co-accused, Professor Fritz Pinnock, will this morning reappear in the St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

Trump says yes, then backtracks

Thursday, January, 23 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump said yesterday he is open to new witnesses at his impeachment trial, a major demand by Democratic prosecutors, but he immediately backtracked, suggesting it could never happen despite what he said was his... Read More


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