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Corporate Area lock-off in NWC non-revenue water reduction programme

Monday, September, 25 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The National Water Commission (NWC) says that as part of its ongoing non-revenue water reduction programme, the company will be conducting maintenance works in some sections of the Corporate Area this week. Read More

Hurricanes complicate short-term economic forecast — US Fed official

Monday, September, 25 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The impact of the three hurricanes that hit the US mainland and territories in recent weeks will complicate economic forecasts in the short-term, but the American economy remains likely to see solid growth, a US central banker said Monday. Read More

Govt targeting reduction of non-communicable diseases – Johnson Smith

Monday, September, 25 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (JIS) — Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the Government is targeting a significant reduction in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through policies promoting healthier lifestyles and measures to mitigate their... Read More

Cops find firearm in Franklyn Town

Monday, September, 25 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An HS2000 9mm semi-automatic pistol with 14 rounds of ammunition was seized on Cambridge Street, Franklyn Town in Kingston yesterday, September 24, the police have reported. Read More

'World's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital

Monday, September, 25 2017    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman died Monday of heart and kidney failure at an Abu Dhabi hospital, following months of treatment to help her lose weight and one day walk again. Read More

St Kitts/Nevis signs visa waiver agreement with Russia

Monday, September, 25 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A visa waiver agreement has been signed between the Dr Timothy Harris led St Kitts/Nevis in the Caribbean and the Russian Federation. Read More

Fishermen complain of losses from Kingston Harbour dredging

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS, DWAYNE GAYLE AND DEIDRE DIXON | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Fisherfolk in the Kingston Harbour are disgruntled about a loss of livelihood since Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd (KFTL) began dredging the harbour in January this year. Read More

Senate president saddened by earthquake, hurricane disasters

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson, has extended condolences to the Governments and citizens of regional countries that have been severely impacted by recent natural disasters. Read More

Holness insists Barbican area has growth potential

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Barbican Road development project is a signal of the type of impetus for economic growth that his Administration will be rolling out across the island. Read More

Sagicor Foundation supports Herbert Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Sagicor Foundation has donated $4 million to the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) Herbert Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund, in honour of Hall, who served the JAD for over 50 years. Read More

Clinical clues & genetics

BY GREG HALL | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

WITH the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA”, more people will be getting information about their genetic lineage and what races and ethnicities of the world are included in their DNA. Read More

Jamaica House fellows hailed

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Just six months into their two-year tenure, the Jamaica House fellows are receiving high praise for the substantial contribution they have been making thus far to national development. Read More

$1-million fine or prison time for failing to vaccinate children

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

PARENTS who refuse to vaccinate their children could find themselves facing a maximum fine of $1 million or 12 months in prison, according to the provisions of the Public Health Act of 1974, Immunization Regulations, 1986, amended in 2013. Read More

Have more than five fingers or toes?

Angela Davis | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

POLYDACTYLY is the congenital presence of more than five toes on a foot or more than five fingers on a hand.It is one of the most common congenital anomalies of the foot. In about 40 to 50 per cent of cases, it will occur on both feet. Read More

The future of research: HIV cure and cancer

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

This a lightly edited version of a collaboration between the International AIDS Society (IAS) and Geneviève Almouzni, director of the Institut Curie Research Centre and CNRS research director, of her sharing her key takeaways from the recently held IAS HIV Cure and Cancer Forum, at the... Read More



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