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BOJ says inflation rate underscores economic growth below potential

Sunday, January, 19 2020    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) says the jump in inflation is likely to be temporary, as expected tempered movements in agricultural prices dampen inflation over the next three to six months. Read More

Allergy relief!

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

An allergy testing machine, the only medical equipment of its kind on the island, is now available to serve the needs of Jamaicans suffering from illnesses related to undiagnosed allergies. Read More

Better will come from human trafficking report — officials

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

SEVEN months after the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report was release5d giving Jamaica and other Caribbean islands a failing grade, local authorities involved in the fight against human trafficking are confident that the 2020 report will outline major... Read More

Judge to rule on whether Manchester fraud accused have case to answer

BY JONATHAN MORRISON Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

PORUS, Manchester — Come Thursday, January 30, Parish Court Judge Ann Marie Grainger is expected to return here to deliver her ruling as the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial comes to an end. Read More

Plaque and food debris are removed by oral hygiene practices.

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

PERIODONTAL disease is a bacterial infection that infects the gum tissue causing inflammation, redness, swelling, and loss of bone around the teeth. It can affect one tooth or many. Read More

Decade in review - Part 3

Sunday, January, 19 2020    

Final in the series recalling a few of the local stories covered by the Jamaica Observer over the last decade.January 2015 Read More

Valuing health amid a devaluing dollar

By Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

IF $10 million in one-dollar coins aren't on the open streets of Jamaica, then there may be none, hyperbolically speaking that is. Read More

Weakness for sweetness

Tony Robinson | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

Keep you in the rear of your affection,Out of the shot and danger of desire.— Shakespeare, Hamlet I, 3Then let thy love be younger than thyself,Or the affection cannot hold the bent. Read More

'Flu is no joke'

Sunday, January, 19 2020    

ADMITTING that the flu is no joke, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton last week said that every precaution is to be taken to guard against it. Read More

Coaching & support key to weight loss

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

CHANGE does not come easily.However, there is one key realisation that can keep us on the path to achieving our goals: Humans are social beings. Read More

UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer

Sunday, January, 19 2020    

LONDON (AP) — The British Government has announced plans for special events on the night of January 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some UK business sectors will suffer as a result. Read More

Oil tanker arrives to export Guyana's first oil lift

Sunday, January, 19 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Marshall Islands registered crude oil tanker, Yannis P , has arrived here as the country will soon lift the first one million barrels of crude from the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Read More


Sunday, January, 19 2020    

Champion Gaming Chairman Damian Chin-You (seated in centre) signs documents signaling the completion of the acquisition of Champion Gaming by Supreme Ventures, through its subsidiary, Bingo Investments. Also signing is deputy chairman of Supreme Ventures Group, Ian Levy, while looking on are... Read More


Sunday, January, 19 2020    

Nadeen Waugh (right), director of Jamaica National Children’s Home, expresses her gratitude for the donation made by Salada Foods Jamaica with a warm hug for Dianna Blake Bennett (centre), general manager of Salada Foods, last Thursday at Jamaica National Children’s Home. Sharing in... Read More

UN honours Haiti earthquake victims

Sunday, January, 19 2020    

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — The United Nations on Friday honoured more than 200,000 Haitians who perished in the devastating earthquake that struck the French-speaking Caribbean country 10 years ago. Read More


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