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PHOTO: Guitar Hotel

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

The Guitar Hotel is lit up during the Grand Opening of the hotel's expansion at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, in Hollywood, Florida, United States. (Photo: AFP) Read More

Wanted: Girlfriend to fly to the Moon with Japanese billionaire

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the Moon with him on a SpaceX rocket. Read More

Britain's cash-on-the-street mystery solved

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Puzzled British detectives tested the money for fingerprints, interviewed workers at the local post office and bank and were still left scratching their heads. Read More

Horse takes a bus ride in Wales

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

LONDON, England (AFP) — A loose horse found running on a busy main road in the Welsh capital Cardiff was put on a public bus to take it to safety, police said. Read More

World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AFP) — The world's shortest man who could walk, as verified by Guinness World Records, died yesterday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said. Read More

Former Barbados Cabinet minister guilty of money laundering

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Former Barbados Government Minister Donville Inniss was found guilty of three criminal counts when he appeared in a federal district court here, yesterday. Read More

Appeals court rules against convict over gender pronouns

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A transgender convict has lost a federal appeal to have her name changed in court records — and to have the appeals court refer to her with feminine pronouns. Read More

Work frenzy as Port Royal prepares for first cruise ship

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 18 2020    

WITH just two day to go before Port Royal receives its first cruise ship work is progressing at a frenzied pace on the pier development at Old Coal Wharf, just outside of the entrance to the town.Professor Gordon Shirley President of The Port Authority of Jamaica... Read More

'Too much blood has been shed'

Friday, January, 17 2020    

THERE is yet another call for the Church to do more to help quell the crime and violence with which the country has been grappling. This time, the call has come from a member of the clergy. Read More

Doc with $80-m needs list looking forward to help from Sigma Run

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

DR Brian James, head of the department for anaesthesiology and critical care at Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), is looking forward to what he describes as “the final leg of a 4x100 metres relay”, which will see the donations from the 2020 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run... Read More

PNP hits the road

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

LEADER of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Peter Phillips and the man who challenged him in September and lost, Peter Bunting, yesterday put on a public show of unity telling supporters that the PNP intends to “rescue” the country from the ruling Jamaica Labour... Read More

Port Royal pier won't burden public purse

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saudersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

PRESIDENT and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) Professor Gordon Shirley says the country will have to absorb some of the capital costs of the cruise pier in Port Royal over the next four years, but that the development will not become a burden on the... Read More

RADA defends farm road selection process

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

REPRESENTATIVES of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) on Tuesday sought to give an explanation for issues raised in the auditor general's report on its management of farm roads over the past five years, insisting that the selection process is based on established... Read More

Witness tells of King Valley Gang's revenge rapes

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

THE star prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of eight alleged members of the Westmoreland- based King Valley Gang or Lawless Gang, in a highly controversial testimony, yesterday confessed to being involved in revenge gang rapes. Read More

Gov't announces another plan to get trains rolling again

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

THE Government is to try a new approach to restore passenger rail service to Jamaica, almost 28 years after the trains stopped rolling. Minister with portfolio responsibility for information Karl Samuda on Wednesday announced a change in the approach to the privatisation of the Jamaica... Read More


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