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Trelawny communities hit by flooding

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

CLARKS TOWN, Trelawny — S ections of Trelawny were flooded for the second time in a week as heavy rainfall pounded parts of the parish from Sunday night into yesterday morning, causing severe hardship for some residents. Read More

Urgent!

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

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Smith leaves Cabinet; expected to resign as MP this week

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

MEMBER of Parliament for St Andrew North Western Derrick Smith has tendered his resignation from the Andrew Holness Cabinet. Read More

This Day in History — January 16

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Today is the 16th day of 2018. There are 349 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Flood cuts of Thicketts

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

RESIDENTS of Thicketts in Discovery Bay, St Ann, were marooned yesterday after flood rain cut of access to the community. Read More

Public forum to discuss adversarial nature of wage negotiations

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

A public forum to examine alternative approaches to the contentious and adversarial nature of public sector wage negotiations is set for next Monday, January 22. Read More

World food prices up 8.2% in 2017, says UN

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Global food prices rose by 8.2 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016, the United Nation's food agency said on Friday. Read More

MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

ATLANTA, USA (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr's children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near... Read More

US president: No, no. I'm not a racist

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

FLORIDA, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. Read More

Call it off!

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) — Palestinian leaders voted yesterday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel in a move with potentially deep implications as they met in response to US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's... Read More

Caribbean pan-African leaders say Trump not welcome in region

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — About 90 pan-African organisations and leaders inthe Caribbean have declared United States President Donald J Trump persona non grata for reported racist remarks he made last week about Haiti and African nations. Read More

Antigua wants Canada to resume visa-free travel for its citizens

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua CMC — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, concerning a response Trudeau gave during a recent town hall meeting on Canada ending visa-free access for holders of Antigua and Barbuda passports. Read More

Trelawny police hold man with illegal gun, bullets

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A man is now in police custody following the seizure of a gun and several rounds of ammunition in Falmouth, Trelawny Tuesday morning, the Falmouth Police said.The police said that about 7:30 am, the man's motor vehicle was searched and a illegal 9mm pistol... Read More

UPDATE: Missing mother, 7-y-o daughter found

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are reporting that 34-year-old mother Kissie-Ann Pantry, and her seven-year-old daughter Kirowna Ramsey have been found.Read: Mother,... Read More

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half — study

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday.The findings from a three-decade US study of more than 1,200 white and... Read More



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