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MoBay chamber wants cameras to help fight crime in city

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Janet Silvera is calling on the Government to move swiftly to install the promised CCTV cameras under the much touted JamaicaEye programme to assist with crime-fighting in the resort... Read More

Cruise ships diverted from Falmouth due to strong winds

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The strong, persistent north-easterly wind currently being experienced in Falmouth, has, since the start of the year, resulted in the diversion of three cruise ships from the historic port. Read More

Pastor: Get rid of violence, corruption to realise Vision 2030

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

BISHOP Conrad Pitkin said corruption, violence and other societal ills must be stamped out if Jamaica is to realise its 2030 vision to be the place of choice to live, work, do business, and raise families. Read More

Court points to lavish lifestyle of main accused in Manchester fraud trial

BY JONATHAN MORRISON Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 17 2020    

PORUS, Manchester — The Crown yesterday highlighted an alleged 'lavish lifestyle' of Sanja Elliott, the former deputy superintendent of road and works and main accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial. Read More

Careless gun owners

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

HEAD of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling says the agency is very concerned about the high number of firearms being reported lost or stolen. Read More

This Day in History — January 17

Friday, January, 17 2020    

Today is the 17th day of 2020. There are 349 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Work begins soon on Port Royal Street coastal revetment project

Friday, January, 17 2020    

WORK is expected to begin soon on the Port Royal Street coastal revetment project.This follows Cabinet's approval for the Jamaica Social Investment Fund to grant a $950,000,000-contract to S&G Road Surfacing Materials Limited for the construction. Read More

Trump's trial begins; senators vow 'impartial justice'

Friday, January, 17 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The US Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with a quiet ceremony yesterday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the... Read More

Five men charged for illegal firearm in Manchester

Friday, January, 17 2020    

FIVE Clarendon men were arrested and charged following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Mandeville, Manchester, yesterday. Read More

Study finds high level of confidence in integrity of CCJ

Friday, January, 17 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – A study conducted by a German-based agency has found that there is a high level of confidence in the integrity and independence of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Read More

Japan supports IDB's social projects in Caribbean

Friday, January, 17 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it has partnered with Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) in promoting and developing “socially responsible capital markets” through investments in IDB social bonds... Read More

Turned back!

Friday, January, 17 2020    

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Less-organised migrants, tighter immigration control by Guatemalan authorities and the presence of US advisers have reduced the likelihood that the hundreds of migrants who departed Honduras will form anything like the cohesive procession the... Read More

Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

Friday, January, 17 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the centre of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said yesterday. Read More

Gov't repeats promise of more teeth for dog laws

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

For the second time in four months the Government has announced plans to put more teeth in the law governing attacks by dogs. Read More

Chief justice blasts police incompetence, scolds lawyer

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Two days into the trial of eight alleged members of the deadly Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang, also known as the Lawless Gang, trial judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes was forced to blast members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the legal fraternity following an incident yesterday... Read More


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