Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Moscow, Russia (CNN)The entire Russian government is resigning, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced on Russian state television Wednesday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King's birthday is January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21.
King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter email@example.com Tuesday, January 14, 2020
If there was a date Hugo Lewis could skip, it would be January 4.
|Nine-year-old Nayalia Lewis died from dengue fever |
on January 4, 2020, exactly 20 years after her
three-month-old sister Tori-Ann passed away.
Twenty years ago, on that date, Lewis's first daughter, Tori-Ann, died at three months old. Two Saturdays ago, his third daughter, nine-year-old Nayalia, died.
“I hate speaking about this date,” the distraught father told the Jamaica Observer recently.
Scratching his head as he sat inside the Supreme Court photocopying room during his lunch break, Lewis moved his hands quickly to his face as he fought hard to hold back tears.
In addition to the two girls who have passed on, Lewis, who is 39, fathered three other children — two boys and a third girl named Naja.
“I love all of my children, but Nayalia and Naja are like my backbone, because they keep me going. “I have two boys, yes; they are there to carry on the name. The girls, I have to guide them and bond with them. If I turn left, I see one; if I turn right, I see one. Coming from work Nayalia would be the one to come running. She was always waiting on me to make sure I come home. After she see me, then she would go to her granny,” he said.
Disclosing that Naja, 12, has a physical disability, Lewis pointed out that even though Nayalia was only nine years old, she was protective of her older sister. more
Five murders, four shootings and two suspected suicides marked a bloody 24-hour period across the island between the break of dawn on Saturday and yesterday morning.
The murder victims included 34-year-old Suianne Easy who was chopped and stabbed to death allegedly by her common law husband Jamaica Defence Force Corporal Doran McKenzie in Greater Portmore, St Catherine.
|Police on the scene at Sayres Road off Molynes Road in St Andrew, |
where a man was murdered yesterday morning. (Photo: Jason Tulloch)
McKenzie then turned the gun on himself. He joined 25-year-old Rajni Brown who is the other suspected suicide victim over the period.
Brown was found with a gunshot wound to his forehead in his house in Lucea, Hanover, with a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol beside him.
In addition to Easy the other murder victims included Marcus Dixon of Hypolite Road in Rockfort, Kingston 2, who was fatally shot in what is believed to be part of the gang war plaguing that area.
The other murder victims were Romario Martin of Duhaney Park, St Andrew, who was fatally shot in downtown Kingston, while the body of a so far unidentified man, was found in Top Bedward Gardens, St Andrew.
A sixth murder occurred just outside the 24-hour period when gunmen ambushed a man on Sayres Road, off Molynes Road, also in St Andrew. Up to press time the police had not released the name of the dead man. Those shot and injured included a motorist who was robbed of his minibus in St Ann and another man was shot in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, metres from the section of Mountain View Avenue where a curfew was in place.
— Arthur Hall
Bad boy Buju ....Bad Boys For Life will have positive implications on his career says Donovan Germain. The series has grossed over $400 million so far.
BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer Friday, January 10, 2020
Donovan Germain, close friend and former manager of Buju Banton says he hopes the artiste's featured soundtrack on Bad Boys For Life will have positive implications on his career.
“We hope that it will affect his career positively. We don't know what the outcome will be yet, but we are hoping for the best,” he told the Jamaica Observer's Splash.
Buju (given name Mark Myrie), confirmed via Instagram on Wednesday that he is part of the soundtrack, contributing a song titled Murda She Wrote, a nod to the 1994 dancehall hit of the same name by Chaka Demus & Pliers.
Bad Boys is a series of action/comedy films created by George Gallo. It stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as two detectives in the Miami Police Department — Michael “Mike” Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. The series has grossed over $400 million so far.
Bad Boys For Life, which is the third leg of the franchise will premiere on January 16 in American theatres; the same day Buju's soundtrack will be released.
Though Germain did not have much details to share, he did note that the collaboration came about though “connections in the United States”.
He added that the reggae superstar is modest about this new achievement. more