Let's take Jamaica back from violence, says investor

ENTERPRISING investor Joe Bogdanovich is urging Jamaicans to work to end the violence and take back control of the country. Read More

A different kind of centenarian
SHE is not your average centenarian. Clarice Peylado has not been slowed by age and is in fact still very active. Peylado celebrated her 100th birthday last Wednesday at her St Thomas home with friends and family.... Read More

Laconic Foundation fetes Hebron Basic School students
Students of Hebron Basic School in Clarendon were last week feted by the Laconic Foundation — the charity arm of Laconic Cultural Work and Travel.... Read More

Ganja use & sex
THE jury's still out on rock 'n' roll. But the link between sex and at least one drug — marijuana — has been confirmed.... Read More

Caribbean is open for business

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor – special assignment | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness on... Read More

Christmas madness, rat and crowd

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Friends , fi wi Jamaican people run mad (27) at Christmas time. Read More

Scientists pinpoint gene

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation in a particular gene may be to blame for the lower survival rate of patients diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer. Read More

'Your Miles Matter' racking up support for charity

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

DRIVERS islandwide have rallied behind the Hyundai Jamaica 'Your Miles Matter' campaign, recording more than 564 miles of the 900-mile target since the campaign launched on November 11. Read More

Male virgins can still acquire HPV, study finds

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

MEN who have never engaged in sexual intercourse are still at risk for acquiring HPV, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)... Read More

Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

DRINKING a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology . Read More

Marcos James living his dream as a young actor of class

BY JANICE JOHNSON RICHARDS Sunday Observer writer | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

At an early age, Marcos James endorsed and embraced Wallace Stegner's profound quote: “Talent can't be taught, but it can be awakened”. Read More


BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

YOU see the advertisements promising remedies to all your problems — sickness, wealth, legal matters — they fix it all. But are Indian astrologers operating in Jamaica in contravention of the nation's laws? Read More

What are orthotics?

Angela Davis | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

AN orthotic is a device designed to support the foot, improve foot posture, and correct any imbalance that may be present. Read More

How social networking keeps people healthy

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

HAVE you ever wanted to tell someone about a tough day at work or scary medical news, but felt nervous about calling a friend to share what's going on? Read More

Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy raises baby's heart-defect risk

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

HIGHER blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby's risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do not have diabetes, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read More


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