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Adam takes charge

Friday, January, 22 2021    

The ATL Group yesterday announced the appointment of Adam Stewart to the position of executive chairman, three days after his elevation to a similar post at Sandals Resorts International. Read More

Agent Sasco to the rescue

BY BOBIQUE BROWN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 22 2021    

Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) is hoping the popularity of dancehall deejay Agent Sasco (real name Jeffrey Campbell) will help get its message to a much wider audience over the next 12 months. Read More

PHOTO: Fire!

Friday, January, 22 2021    

A fireman walks on Fun City beach in Port Henderson, Portmore, as he prepares to put out a fire that was started by the burning of old tyres on the beach yesterday.(Photo: Naphtali Junior)  Read More

This Day in History — January 22

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Today is the 22nd day of 2021. There are 343 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1973: In its Roe vs Wade decision, the US Supreme Court legalises abortions. OTHER EVENTS Read More

Portmore political representatives welcome major water project, says NWC

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Leading political figures in Portmore, St Catherine, have reportedly applauded the move by the National Water Commission (NWC) to implement the Portmore Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Reduction Programme in the municipality. Read More

'Our region and our world is failing to control coronavirus'

Friday, January, 22 2021    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa F Etienne has urged the region of the Americas, including the Caribbean, to immediately intensify public health interventions on social distancing, limiting gatherings,... Read More

First batch of 'Reach out Rangers' hits the road

Friday, January, 22 2021    

The Ministry of Health's National COVID-19 Mental Health Response Programme dubbed 'Reach Out' saw its first batch of trained 'rangers' graduating on Wednesday. Read More

UNICEF assistance for children in correctional facilities

Friday, January, 22 2021    

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has received technological support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), valued at just over $1.9 million, to be distributed across the island's four juvenile correctional centres. Read More

St James Custos offers counselling to cope with effects of crime wave

BY ROCHELLE CLAYTON Observer correspondent editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 22 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Custos of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin, says he and his team at the Faith Temple Assembly of God, in the parish, will be offering counselling sessions to individuals feeling overwhelmed or disheartened by the recent surge in violence that has left the... Read More

Kingston's mayor blames accounting errors for AGD's concerns

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 22 2021    

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams is downplaying the expenditure discrepancies at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) which were flagged in a 2020 report from the Auditor General's Department (AGD) recently tabled in Parliament. Read More

House in race to pass Microcredit Bill

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 22 2021    

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that it is imperative that the proposed new Microcredit Bill be passed by the end of January. Read More


Friday, January, 22 2021    

Just shy of one year after Parliament affirmed regulations paving the way for the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) to become an independent body, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has finally announced a date for the... Read More

'Stronger to protect our planet'

Friday, January, 22 2021    

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned over the past four years. Read More

32 killed in Baghdad bombings

Friday, January, 22 2021    

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital yesterday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said in what was the first massive bombing in years, harkening back to darker days of rampant militant attacks. Read More

US resumes WHO support; Biden launches $1.9-trillion virus plan

Friday, January, 22 2021    

Geneva, Switzerland (AFP) — The United States said yesterday it would resume its funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) as President Joe Biden shifts towards greater international cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus, while also launching a $1.9-trillion plan... Read More


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