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Church of England appoints first female bishop

Libby Lane

LONDON, England (AP) — The Church of England yesterday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport. The announcement came five months after the church ended a long and divisive dispute by voting to a ... Read More

20,000 bras recalled in Japan due to injury fears
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) — A Japanese lingerie maker is recalling more than 20,000 brassieres af ... Read More

and my
knees hurt I'm unhappy: 300lbs and my knees hurt
Dear Donovan, I am frustrated and stressed out. I am six feet, two inches tall and desperately in n ... Read More

Shoppers rush into stores to clear the racks and shelves.

Managing the (unavoidable) Christmas rush
We say it every year. "I'm not gonna be in the Christmas rush." But, let's face it...right there, in ... Read More

'Gardening' creativity

Monday, December 15, 2014    

GARDNER....when you
are the minority in a
particular situation you
tend to be heightened
to achieve.

ASHLEIGH Gardner is often described as a natural leader who strives to make a difference wherever she goes. But the 25-year-old vice-president of eMedia Interactive and the head of the company's digital creative agency -- Branded by eMedia -- did not always have the resilient and empowering spirit. Born in Kingston, Gardner, a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School, developed a fighting spirit when she attended Bethany College in West Virgina, USA. "It was a predominantly white scho ... Read More

CDA host Circle of Care Family Support Series

Monday, December 15, 2014    

CEO of the Child Development
Agency Rosalee Gage-Grey
addresses the Circle of Care Family
and Community Series held at the St
George’s College Abe Issa
Auditorium in Kingston recently

A significant number of parents and children were positively impacted through the CDA's Circle of Care Family and Community Series, which was recently staged by the Child Development Agency (CDA) at the St George's College Abe Issa Auditorium on North Street in Kingston. Circle of Care is part of the agency's 10th anniversary celebrations aimed at deepening engagement with the community. The session was held under the theme, 'It takes a village to raise a child; play your part!'. Chief Executi ... Read More

It's a mind thing...for women

Monday, December 15, 2014    

It’s a mind thing... for women

IT is often described as one of God's greatest gifts to man, but it should only be unwrapped after marriage. This gift, sex, is quite a simple word, but with the thought process that goes into the act the effect can end up being catastrophic. According to counselling therapist, Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar, preparation for the act, especially for females, is very important. "Because we are emotional beings, it takes a little while for us to be aroused. More time has to be spent by our partners in ... Read More

Think twice before buying certain gifts for kids this Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014    

Think twice before buying certain gifts for kids this Christmas

With less than two weeks for Christmas, all around are the sights and sounds of gifts and toys. But, amid the festivities, the real question is how do we choose safe gifts for our children? By now, most of us would have heard of the shooting death of a 12-year-old in the US who was carrying a toy gun. So everyone must be wise in gift-giving. Consequently, based on a recent survey, a toy gun is the number one toy you should not give a child this Christmas. Toys with small removable pieces, mar ... Read More

Adopted step child's name not affected in her birth certificate

By Margarette Macaulay | Monday, December 15, 2014    

Adopted stepchild’s name
not affected in her
birth certificate

Dear Mrs Macaulay, I have a step child born in Jamaica who I have claimed as my own from birth. My wife and I are citizens of the United States, and through the legal system here we applied and were granted an adoption decree so that the child now has my name. The child has all the relevant documents in my name: ID, passport, etc. The issue is that her Jamaican birth certificate does not reflect my name. How can I go about getting the records at Jamaica's Registrar General Department to refle ... Read More

Lovers being friends?

Monday, December 15, 2014    

Lovers being friends?

Couples maintain that they are lovers and friends and see their partners as their confidants, advisers, cronies, and bosom buddies. But, while this is good, it can also backfire, as the possibility of a broken union exists, and the risks of hurt and of secrets being spilled are at stake. Relationship counsellor, Wayne Powell said maintaing a good friendship with your partner is good as it makes you understand the various sides your partner may have. "Your partner should be your best male or f ... Read More

I deserve more

With Wayne Powell MA Counselling Psychology Relationship Counsellor | Monday, December 15, 2014    

I deserve more

Dear Counsellor, I was with this man for almost four years. I had a lot of ups and downs with him, wherein he cheated twice. However, I decided about two years ago that I recognise my worth, and that I deserve way more than this, as I am someone with ambition and a good sense of humour. He is trying to convince me that he wants to work it out, but I boldly told him no. He keeps trying but I have made up my mind. He has no goals, no plans for the future, all he talks about is sex. Then he has t ... Read More

About Turner Syndrome

Monday, December 15, 2014    

About Turner Syndrome

TURNER Syndrome, also known as gonadal dysgenesis, is a condition that affects only girls and women and results when a sex chromosome, the X chromosome, is missing or partially missing. According to obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr Charles Rockhead, the condition, also known as 45X, occurs when women have 45 X chromosomes, rather than the normal 46. "In some cases, the chromosome is missing in some cells, but not others, which is referred to as mosaicism," Dr Rockhead said. Turner Syndrome, acco ... Read More

The 'Business' of Fashion

Monday, December 15, 2014    

(L-R)  Rachel Christian, project manager
at Cari-Med, ‘popped’ on the carpet
in a sleeveless mullet dress from
Flirt Boutique. Digicel Legal &
Regulatory head Gail
Moss-Solomon told
a tonal colour story
in nude, with an
embellished sack
dress from
accessorised with beige
pumps and earth-toned
beaded clutch. Renée Menzie-
director of
Group showed off
her gam in a gladiator
floor-grazer selected from Flirt

Sunday last, the annual Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards 2013 created a fashionable buzz inside The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel lobby as members of The Rock's business community strolled the scarlet carpeting in veritable trend watch of onyx-dominant attire; seasonally unexpected pops of colour; leather and brocade fabrications; ethereally draped, and mullet silhouettes; and decolletage-centric detailing. All Woman Fashion breaks it down! The 'Business' of Fashion --> Read More

Vows - Party Hard for Love

Monday, December 15, 2014    

Mario and Sky enjoy their first
dance as husband and wife to
Beyoncé’s After All Is said and

How they met In 2008, socaphiles Mario Hoo and Sky Jarrett were introduced to each other by their mutual friend Ann-Merita Golding at Frenchmen's annual Bazodee party in Cherry Gardens, St Andrew. After having a blast with Sky and others during the Jamaica Carnival weekend, Mario returned to his hometown of Washington, DC where he works as a regional campaign director for AOL, and set out on a mission, with the help of Golding, to court Sky who was living in Florida at the time. "We had a lot ... Read More



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