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Travel horror as heavy downpour leads to St James flooding

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

ANCHOVY, St James — Even though Cinderella Bigbie was yesterday confined to her bed at home in Wiltshire near here, she is giving thanks for her narrow escape from death. Read More


BY VERNON DAVIDSON AND DESMOND ALLEN Executive editors | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

GORDON “Butch” Stewart's love for his family, Jamaica, the Caribbean, and the sea was yesterday highlighted as among his most endearing traits by his widow and children, in a tear-filled private mass of thanksgiving for his life at Rio Chico in Ocho Rios, St... Read More

Strength of a woman on show...Old Harbour style

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

TINA Vasciannio's years on Earth have not been the kind of mixed bag that you will find every day. Read More

8 tips for effective health & fitness goals

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

It's a new year and as we painstakingly add our health and fitness goals to our list of new year's resolutions, we shudder at the thought of failing to follow through on this one goal yet again. One in three resolution-makers hopes to achieve a health-related goal, whether it is to... Read More


Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Constable Conroy Miller of the Annotto bay Police Station, receives the Icons Trophy from medical practitioner Dr Alekya Daram, after he was chosen as the station's Policeman of the Year earlier in January. Read More


Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Long-time friend of the late Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Saleem Lazarus salutes an image of the business icon during a viewing at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in StAndrew on Friday. Stewart was buried yesterday in St Ann. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Math & COVID-19

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Getting control of COVID-19 will take more than widespread vaccination; it will also require better understanding of why the disease causes no apparent symptoms in some people but leads to rapid multi-organ failure and death in others. It will also require better insight into what... Read More

St Ann's Bay Hospital staff angry over alleged COVID-19 incentives denial

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

STAFF at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital (SABRH) are furious over alleged denial of COVID-19 incentives by hospital CEO Dennis Morgan. Read More

Indian mission, Icons join forces to distribute COVID-19 items in schools

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

THE High Commission of India, Kingston, Jamaica on Friday provided medical equipment including masks, sanitisers, swabs, among other items, for local schools in St Mary through social service group, Icons of Annotto Bay. Read More

Hampton to resume face-to-face classes tomorrow

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Just like 'brother' boarding school, Munro College, four miles away, all girls' Hampton School plans to reopen tomorrow for face-to-face classes with drastically reduced student numbers. Read More

Dental choices for a new year

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Dental health is an important part of your overall wellness, and the new year is a great time to create resolutions for improving your health. Many people have dental health resolutions that range from improving tooth brushing habits to completing delayed dental... Read More

Banish body odour

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Not only is it unpleasant to interact with people who have strong body odour, it is considered offensive to point it out to strangers and can be awkward for one friend to tell another. Read More

Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on a domestic flight on Saturday, and debris found by fishermen was being examined to see if it was from the missing plane, officials... Read More

No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn't go quietly

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump left plenty of clues he'd try to burn the place down on his way out the door. Read More

Monogamy challenge

Tony Robinson | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Beshrew your eyes,They have o'erlooked me and divided me,One half of me is yours, the other half yours-Mine own I would say, but if mine, then yours,And so all yours. Read More


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