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Cricketer Nehemiah Perry is new president of JAIFA

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

FORMER Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Nehemiah Perry is the new president of Jamaica Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (JAIFA). Read More

No child should go to court without a lawyer — Legal Aid Council

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

THE Legal Aid Council is reminding parents and guardians that no child should go before the court without legal representation, including children deemed uncontrollable. Read More

Sex delays menopause, study finds

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Women approaching menopause who have frequent sex are less likely to cross that threshold than women of the same age who are not as active sexually, researchers said Wednesday. Read More

Today's Horoscope - January 16, 2020

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, January 16, 2020: This year, you gain insight into what works for you. In general, honour a fast change of pace this year. Others will often try to distract you, but they will not be successful. Your determination is one of your biggest assets. If single,... Read More

Trump impeachment goes to Senate; trial to follow

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The House voted yesterday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, delivery set for a dramatic procession across the US Capitol for only the third such trial in American history. Read More

Putin engineers shake-up that could keep

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia's leadership yesterday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024. Read More

Street scenes — January 16, 2020

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Watchful eyesMotorists drive through a security checkpoint on Mountain View Avenue in Kingston on Tuesday.  Called to the bar Read More

MPs unite in call for better pay

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) on both sides of the House of Representatives teamed yesterday in a spirited revolt against their salaries, pension and constituency funding. Read More

Auditor general maintains RADA breached procurement rules

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

AUDITOR General Pamela Monroe Ellis is standing by findings of a performance management audit of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) that the agency breached procurement guidelines, based on investigations carried out by her office, on its management of the Farm Road... Read More

Clarendon, St Andrew South lead 2020 crime figures

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

TWO of the island's most problematic police divisions last year — St Andrew South and Clarendon — have started the new year in the same vein, despite states of emergency (SOE) being in place. Read More

STEM school for boys to be built in St James, says Chang

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A school for boys that will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics is to be built in Norwood, St James, according to National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang. Read More

Suspect in double murder shot dead in MoBay

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A man, who has featured in multiple murders, including a double murder in the St Andrew North Police Division, was shot dead during a confrontation with the police at an apartment complex in an upscale area of Montego Bay, Monday... Read More

Columbus' claim of Caribbean cannibalism correct — study

Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

RALEIGH, North Carolina (CMC) — A study carried out by a United States-based university in the state of North Carolina says researchers have uncovered evidence that there was truth to reports of a population of cannibals in The Bahamas and Hispaniola, as described by Christopher... Read More

Witness gives chilling details of King Valley Gang operations

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

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Thieves rob school bus that took almost 20 years to acquire

Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

PRINCIPAL of Windward Road Primary School in Kingston Noel Pennant yesterday described as “a knife in a heart” last Thursday's theft of the school's bus from its compound after almost 20 years of getting money together for its purchase. Read More


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