Little Andre loses battle with cancer

Observer on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

ANDRE Arnett, the five-year-old cancer patient whose mother appealed through the Jamaica Observer for assistance to secure him a life-saving bone marrow transplant, has died. Andre passed away last Wednesday at Bustamante Hospital for Children, where he had been receiving chemotherapy treatment for several months.Two days before he passed he delivered a painful message to his mother.

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Abortion rebellion

Observer on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

Senior pastor of Hope Gospel Assembly and one of the country’s foremost church leaders the Reverend Dr Peter Garth has suggested that the national figures for abortions may be deliberately inflated to give impetus to the arguments for its legalisation. Addressing his congregation yesterday, in a sermon themed ‘Safeguarding press freedom in a pandemic’, at the church service to mark the start of National Journalism Week, Garth pointed to World Health…

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Rocky Point aircraft mystery

Observer on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

A multi-agency probe is now underway into the crash-landing of an aircraft in Rocky Point, Clarendon, Saturday evening.Police and civil aviation officials spent yesterday trying to locate the pilot of the aircraft, as well as determining if there were any passengers aboard and why it was in Jamaica’s airspace. It is also not yet known where the plane departed from, its flight plan, and what was its final intended destination?

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Bunting insists external committee must probe JDF claims

Observer on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

OPPOSITION spokesperson on national security, Senator Peter Bunting, is not backing down in his call for an external oversight committee to investigate the claims of sexual misconduct at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) that have come to public attention.Bunting told the Jamaica Observer that it is important to not allow the matter to be a nine-day wonder and clear insight into what is going on within the JDF around this issue is needed.

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Manchester constables deliver bouncing baby boy

Observer on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Tasheca Graham is forever grateful for the swift response of two police constables who came to her rescue on the night of January 9, as she was on the brink of delivering her son while stranded in a broken-down car.Graham, her spouse and two relatives were on their way to Mandeville Regional Hospital when the unthinkable happened. Their car broke down at Hatfield, about five kilometres away from the institution.

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Medic swears by Marvellous Water Colloidal Silver

Observer on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

SINCE Brown’s Town, St Ann resident Devon Hall introduced Colloidal Silver to Jamaica over nine years ago, Jamaicans have been swearing by its effectiveness in curing a litany of ailments.

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At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

Observer on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated US chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever.Biden was born November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years, two months and one day old when he was sworn in on Wednesday. That’s 78 days older than President Ronald Reagan was when he left office in 1989.

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Ex-JDF man bashes police

Observer on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

RETIRED Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Colonel Allan Douglas says the solution to crime remains the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), but the entity has no credibility.

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A look at the life of broadcasting giant Larry King, who dies at 87

Observer on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, lived a colourful life up to his death yesterday, aged 87.

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Sexual harassment claims at JDF leave retired colonel sad

Observer on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Observer News -

Military expert and retired Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Colonel Allan Douglas has expressed disappointment over claims of misconduct by an army officer accused of sexual harassment of his junior. Colonel Douglas told the Jamaica Observer that the values and standards of any military, including the JDF, were far more demanding than anything in civil life, but once broken, erodes the entire structure of the organisation.

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