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Butch, Toots to be honoured by KSAMC

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

Two Jamaican icons — Gordon “Butch” Stewart and Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, who died recently — are to be posthumously honoured with the Key to the City of Kingston, deputy mayor, Councillor Winston Ennis told yesterday's council meeting of the Kingston... Read More

Six high-powered rifles among 19 guns seized at wharf

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A high-level multi-agency investigation, involving international counterparts, is currently underway following Monday's recovery of 19 illegal firearms and a large number of assorted ammunition during an operation at the wharf here in Montego... Read More

Jamaica sets up special task force to boost COVID-19 testing capacity

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

Ed Bartlett yesterday named a special task force to spearhead efforts to boost Jamaica's COVID-19 testing capacity in light of the increasing demand for such tests, fuelled by new travel requirements in key tourism source markets. Read More

'Good youth' who loved flowers murdered

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

SHORTLY after watering the flowers he treasured dearly and laundering some clothes, Kemar Cover walked with a girlfriend to a bus stop near his Myrrhvilla Road home yesterday afternoon. Read More

Marked for Death

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

Women living on Fourth Street in Trench Town, Kingston, who allege that they have been marked for death by gunmen engaged in a gang feud running for more than a year, say they are not only fearful about the threats to their lives, but that the conflict will not end as... Read More

Jamaica targets 440,000 for COVID-19 vaccines

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

IN addition to efforts to obtain vaccines under the COVAX facility, the Jamaican Government yesterday announced that it will be conducting bilateral meetings with several countries to include India, China and Cuba as it seeks out other arrangements to access additional safe supplies for... Read More

Carreras ready to work with Gov't on new tobacco law

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

CARRERAS Ltd, a major player in the local tobacco industry, says it will be affected when new proposed legislation eventually gets signed into law and as such is eager to contribute to the process of the Bill's development as the company continues to bolster its long-standing commitment... Read More

This Day in History — January 13

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

Today is the 13th day of 2020. There are 352 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Huawei preparing to broaden footprint in Jamaica

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

THE Chinese technology giant Huawei is preparing to broaden its footprint locally despite pressure on the Jamaican Government from the United States to reduce the influence of the company in the country's telecommunications infrastructure. Read More

Acting managing director of Transport Authority has big plans for agency

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

ACTING managing director at the Transport Authority (TA) Willard Hylton is on a mission to improve the authority and the services it provides. Read More

Price increase

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

Dear readers,Due to steady increases in the overall cost of production, which we have absorbed for as long as we could, we have been forced to increase the price of our daily and Sunday papers. Read More

Crescent Primary lauded for establishing COVID isolation unit

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

STATE minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Robert Morgan has lauded the administration of Crescent Primary School in St Catherine for establishing a COVID-19 isolation unit. Read More

Blue Mountain Coffee Day attracts global attention

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

SATURDAY'S celebration of Jamaica Blue Mountain (JBM) Coffee Day highlighted the end of a week-long celebration of one of Jamaica's most globally distinguishable beverages. Read More

Caricom concerned about Venezuela's plan to establish territory in disputed region of Guyana

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) said yesterday it was “deeply disappointed and concerned” by Venezuela's announcement of a plan to establish a new territory in the area over which it is embroiled in a dispute with Guyana. Read More

Analysis: Trump abdicating in the job he fought to retain

Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's days in office are numbered. But he's already stopped doing much of his job.In the last three weeks a bomb went off in a major city and the president said nothing about it. Read More



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