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Murder of Manchester taxi driver prompts warning from transport group

Monday, December, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The murder of a taxi driver in Comfort district, Manchester has prompted calls from Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) for all public transport operators to exercise care with their money and passengers, especially during the festive... Read More

Trelawny girl,12, reported missing

Monday, December, 17 2018    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A high alert has been activated for 12-year-old Staceen Lawrence of Hyde district, Clarkes Town, Trelawny who has been missing since Friday, December 14.She is of dark complexion, stout build and is about 134 centimetres (4 feet 5 inches) tall. Read More

Critically endangered sawfish gain additional protection in Caribbean

Monday, December, 17 2018    

KRALENDIJK, Bonaire (CMC) — Two more species have been added to the annexes of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, the only transnational legal instrument for the environment of the Caribbean. Read More

Observer Business Leader Award gets new home

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

THE AC Marriott Hotel will be the new home for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation and banquet, replacing the Jamaica Pegasus hotel which has hosted the annual gala event for all but two of its 21 iterations. Read More

JN Group celebrates CEO Jarrett's achievements

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Jamaica National Group yesterday celebrated the achievements of its CEO Earl Jarrett. Read More

Hanover mass murder convicts get life in prison

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Two men who were found guilty of murdering six members of a family in Hanover three years ago were on Friday sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole after 80 years. Read More

Please help me get my son back

BY SHANICA BLAIR Observer reporter blairs@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

A St Elizabeth woman is asking the Government to help her get her son back from her husband of 11 years who, she said, sold their assets, moved back to his native India, and has alienated her from her nine-year-old son after she asked for a divorce. Read More

Watch out for foodborne diseases this holiday

Dr Wendy-Gaye Thomas, MD | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

J amaica's recent suspension of the importation of romaine lettuce from the United States, because of the outbreak of E coli bacteria in lettuce in 11 US states, brings into sharp focus the fact that we are entering into a season of high consumption. Read More

Dangerous decision

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Executive editor — publications davidsonv@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday disclosed that 20 of the 75 individuals still detained under the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James are some of the most dangerous criminals in the country, and said that the Opposition's vote against extending the... Read More

They used to harass tourists, now they're trained tour guides

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Observer staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) reports that there has been a reduction in the level of visitor harassment at the Falmouth port in Trelawny following the implementation of a social intervention programme which has sought to reform harassers and include them in the... Read More

Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

HELSINKI, Finland (AFP) — Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world ' s first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could cause a global food... Read More

Tourism sector increasing demand and consumption of local produce

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

The Tourism Linkages Network has been reaping success through its efforts at strengthening the relationship between the tourism and the agricultural sectors, resulting in an increase in the demand and consumption of local produce by the hospitality industry. Read More

Is your teen stressed?

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders. Read More

You don't have to sacrifice your life to make a living

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTARY | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

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Creating new movement patterns post-injury

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Do you have pain in your body? Does it ache at the end of the day? Do you have a niggle that you get “treated” that just seems to keep coming back? Any of these are a sign that your body is not functioning efficiently. There is an imbalance, weak muscles, strong muscles,... Read More



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