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Pier development to bring water, sewerage plant to Port Royal

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

RESIDENTS of Port Royal are to start benefiting from better water supply and a sewerage treatment plant as a result of the cruise pier development that is being undertaken by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), in partnership with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which is... Read More

Crown describes conspiracy scheme in Manchester fraud trial

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

PORUS, Manchester — The prosecution will today continue its PowerPoint presentation, showing the court here, how three former senior employees of the Manchester Municipal Corporation masterminded a scheme that defrauded the corporation of hundreds of millions of... Read More

KSAMC ratifies presentation of keys to Singh

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

COUNCILLOR Eugene Kelly (People's National Party [PNP], Whitfield Division) spoke out against the wave of violence against Jamaican women at yesterday's council meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation.  Read More

Cop accused of stealing saving pan with $18,000 freed

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

A policeman, who was accused of stealing his colleague's saving pan in 2017, walked out of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court a free man yesterday. Read More

Female developer spearheads construction of affordable apartments

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

ENTERPRISING developer Denise Pitter has fulfilled her mission of spearheading the construction of affordable apartments for individuals seeking homes in the Corporate Area. Read More

PPV operators exploring legal challenge to tracking devices

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

A year after the Government announced the requirement for all new Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) applicants to have their units fitted with tracking devices, head of the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) Louis Barton says operators remain staunchly... Read More

Duped & mugged

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

A 22-year-old Montego Bay man is urging Jamaicans to be on the alert when engaging in activities on social media after he was duped and mugged when he met up with an online friend. Read More

PHOTO: 'For your invaluable service'

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

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Police to ramp up covert operatives in Negril

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Commanding officer for the Westmoreland Police Division Superintendent Robert Gordon says the police will be ramping up covert operations across the resort town of Negril, where there is a resurgence of tourist harassment, including the sale of illegal... Read More

Cabinet starts budget retreat today

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

MEMBERS of the Cabinet will begin a three-day retreat today to put final touches to the income and expenditure plans for the 2020/21 fiscal year. Read More

This Day in History — January 16

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Today is the 16th day of 2020. There are 350 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Gov't launches national clean-up

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

THREE Government ministries are to collaborate in a major initiative to fight the dengue outbreak which has claimed more than 80 lives across Jamaica over the past two years. Read More

Foundation appeals to Jamaicans to give blood

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

THE 2020 I Have A Heart Foundation Blood Drive, which was conducted at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston last Saturday, has been extended up to Saturday of this week. Read More

Photo: Look out!

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Motorists are inconvenienced by a pothole, which couldn't be more centrally located, on Windward Road in St Andrew. Here, three tyres are placed on top of the pothole with a red cover so it is prominent for all road users. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)  Read More

Art contest highlights environment threats, need for recycling

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

TEN schools in Jamaica, Grenada and Antigua showed off their creativity and understanding of the region's top environmental threats and solutions in a recent recycled art competition hosted by the Sandals Foundation. Read More



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