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'We do not like to go the doctor'

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has conceded that the country does not spend enough on health care, but he argues that poor consumption habits coupled with infrequent medical check-ups are largely to blame for the high incidence of deaths from non-communicable... Read More

Photo: WEAR SAFETY GEAR!

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

Statistical officer in the Road Safety Unit at Ministry of Transport and Mining, Hazrath Daniels (left), speaks to (from second left) Rayden Haye, Jordan Brown, and Madiba Brown on the importance of wearing safety gear while riding a bicycle. Occasion was the Jamaica Driver and Traffic Safety... Read More

Green Expo highlights

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

Green Expo 2019, a three-day event which sought to raise public awareness and knowledge about practical solutions to environmental and sustainable development challenges such as climate change, pollution, and natural resources degradation, welcomed a host of patrons from June 7 to 9. The event,... Read More

100th anniversary of Black Star Line Enterprise to be observed June 28-29

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

The 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line Enterprise will be commemorated with two days of activities in Kingston from June 28 to 29. Read More

CSJP trainees off to Guantanamo Bay

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

Eight Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) trainees attached to Operation Friendship are to be employed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security overseas employment initiative. Read More

Remittances matter: 8 facts you don't know

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

LAST Sunday, June 16, marked the second International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) in recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to their families and communities back home. Read More

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

LONDON, England (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister yesterday, in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by... Read More

Trump, now an insider, pitches self as outsider for 2020 bid

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Four years after launching one of the most improbably successful runs for president in history, President Donald Trump officially kicks off its sequel yesterday, again offering himself as a political outsider — but this time from the Oval... Read More

Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

TORONTO, Canada (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific coast. Read More

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early yesterday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defence team... Read More

Today's Horoscope — June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 19, 2019: This year, you pursue your interests with intensity, to the point that sometimes you cannot be distracted. You also seem committed to grow to a new level intellectually. Some of you might opt to go back to school to learn more in your field or a new... Read More

Dedicated single dad

Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

Being a single dad to two boys, one of whom is autistic, is not an easy task for 35-year-old Denham Town resident Jahmar Rose. Read More

J Wray & Nephew Foundation offers more scholarships

Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

THE J Wray & Nephew Foundation (JWNF) has increased its 2019 community scholarship allotment to 140.According to the foundation, the scholarships, which are tenable for tertiary and secondary education, pushes the available bursaries to record levels. Read More

SLB to fund short certification courses

Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

Executive Director of the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) Monica Brown says a submission has been made to the board for approval for the funding of short certification courses. Read More

Gov't making significant investment in security — PM

Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is assuring Jamaicans living abroad that the Government is taking national security seriously, with significant investments made over the last two years to strengthen the country's security architecture. Read More



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