Robinson files censure motion against House Speaker

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Opposition legislator Julian Robinson yesterday filed a censure motion against House Speaker Pearnel Charles Snr during the sitting of the House in relation to the speaker’s failure to table the auditor general’s report on the scandal-tainted Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) last Tuesday.

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Robinson files censure motion against

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Opposition legislator Julian Robinson yesterday filed a censure motion against House Speaker Pearnel Charles Snr during the sitting of the House in relation to the speaker’s failure to table the auditor general’s report on the scandal-tainted Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) last Tuesday.

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Lawyer gets another scolding from chief justice

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

DEFENCE attorney Everton Bird, for the third time in a week, attracted the ire of Chief Justice Bryan Sykes – the sitting judge in the trial of eight alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang who are now before the court.

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‘Wrong message’

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Owen Speid has staunchly rejected claims by Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang that the island’s education system is designed to keep males at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.

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Almost 180 new complaints against security forces, DCS, says INDECOM

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it received 177 new complaints against the security forces and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) between October 1 and December 31 last year.

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Hondurans found on vessel in Jamaica to be sent home

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

FIVE Hondurans, who were caught on a vessel in Jamaica, are to be sent home.A removal order was made last Friday when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.The men: Michol Alexander Salomon; Jelson Jomas Sambala; Arles Nolverto Nunes-Martin; Allin Decosta Jefford Bodden; and Sergio Rene Almendarez were each fined $5,000 or 30 days in prison for entering the island without a leave to land.

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Youngsters accused of housebreaking face court

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

ONE of two youngsters accused of breaking into a house and stealing over $500,000 worth of clothes and accessories was offered $200,000 bail when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Friday.The accused, Nicholas McKoy, who is of a Kingston 13 address, and his co-accused Akeem Smith, have been charged with housebreaking, conspiracy and larceny.

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‘Why yuh kill mi son?’

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

LAVERN Edwards Sr only had one question for the perpetrator(s)who entered his yard and gunned down his son in Hermitage, St Andrew, yesterday morning.“Why yuh kill mi son?” “Why mi never carry mi son go work this morning?” the father, who was too distraught at first to speak with the media, moaned.Prior to him speaking with the Jamaica Observer, his aunt Jerome Vidal told reporters that minutes after 10:00 am her 18-year-old grandnephew, Lavern…

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PHOTO: CARIF 2020

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) greets CIBC FirstCaribbean CEO Colette Delaney and Managing Director Nigel Holness at the opening of the fourth Caribbean Infrastructure Finance Forum (CARIF) yesterday at AC Marriott Hotel, Kingston.

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This Day In History — January 22

Observer on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1973: In its Roe vs Wade decision, the US Supreme Court legalises abortions.OTHER EVENTS1517: Ottoman troops take Cairo, Egypt.1528: England and France declare war on Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.1655: Oliver Cromwell dissolves Britain’s Parliament.

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