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'Too much wrongdoing'

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 16 2019    

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck says his ministry will be partnering with anti-corruption watchdog, National Integrity Action (NIA), to strengthen anti-corruption measures and expose wrongdoing across all spheres of the society. Read More

New energy minister to focus on strengthening governance

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

NEWLY appointed Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the first order of business will be promoting good governance across the ministry. Read More

Colombia leader urges China to back Maduro foes

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The president of Colombia says China's role in Latin America would be stronger if the Asian country recognised Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president instead of backing President Nicolas... Read More

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump Administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using US military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power, according to a State Department... Read More

Haiti president says he will not step down in favour of armed gangs, drug traffickers

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise says he will not step down from office and has promised Haitians he has no intention of putting the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers. Read More

Defiant Trump!

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency yesterday to fulfil his pledge to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border. Read More

More rain, snow expected in already soaked California

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CALIFORNIA, USA. (AP) — Authorities warn that mudslides were still possible even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last... Read More

More research into youth, crime urged

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — We Transform programme director in the Ministry of Justice, Ella Ghartey, is urging researchers to conduct more studies as it relates to youth and crime. Read More

Four die in early morning Trinidad car crash

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Four people, including a fireman, died after the vehicle in which they were travelling crashed into a lamp post in Central Trinidad early Saturday morning, police said. Read More

Gov't allocates $22 m for project to reduce teen pregnancy

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has allocated $22 million for the 'Technical Support to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy' project.This is contained in the 2019/2020 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Venezuela's Guaido says thousands of supporters ready to bring in US aid

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday said he was mobilising thousands of volunteers to help bring American aid into the country next week as President Nicolas Maduro vowed to strengthen border security and block what he called a US... Read More

28-y-o St Elizabeth farmer chopped to death

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – Police say a 28-year-old farmer of Carrisbrook, Maggotty in northern St Elizabeth, was chopped to death by an “unknown assailant” at about 8:20 am Saturday morning.The victim has been named as Nickel South, also call “Likkle'. Read More

UPDATE: Two victims identified in Holland Bamboo crashes

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – Police have named two young men who died in the first of two horrific crashes in Holland Bamboo, west of Lacovia, St Elizabeth, less than twelve hours apart late Friday and Saturday morning. Read More

Live social media show for Sagicor Sigma Run 2019

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People around the world will be able to tune in live on social media tomorrow to watch the 21st staging of the Sagicor Sigma Run in New Kingston, Jamaica. Read More

Payless to shutter all remaining US stores

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the US and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. Read More



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