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As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him

Monday, October, 26 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be “the most corrupt” in American history. A day later, the head of an obscure government agency he... Read More

COVID chaos piles up for Trump

Monday, October, 26 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump's re-election campaign was buffeted yesterday by another COVID-19 outbreak in his team, surging infections across the United States, and an uncomfortable admission by his chief of staff. Read More

Disabilities spokeswoman leaves message for PM

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

Approximately one month after coming home to assist as many of her fellow Jamaicans with disabilities as she could, thalidomide survivor Faith Russell returned home to the United States last week. Read More

Tourism made me what I am

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

The name Alvin “Dickie” Butler might not be the most recognisable in local tourism circles, but certainly the same thing cannot be said about his internationally acclaimed eatery, known by many as Portland's “Best Kept... Read More

Educator warns colleagues of online stress

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

AN educator is urging her colleagues to adapt to the new modality of online learning or suffer if they continue to deliver lessons as if they are in a physical face-to-face setting. Read More

Mandeville to Spur Tree main road a pain for motorists

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — There is growing concern about safety on the roadway embracing Mandeville through Kingsland to Spur Tree, as well as the steep, winding, accident-prone Spur Tree Hill, because of the deteriorating surface. Read More

US warns Jamaica against Chinese 5g

BY DURRANT PATE Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

The United States has fired a shot across the bow of the Jamaican Government in relation to the installation of fifth generation (5G) mobile technology infrastructure, saying that any decision to engage China or a Chinese firm poses several risks to the... Read More

Juliet Holness appeals for serious focus on how houses are built

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew East Rural Juliet Holness has made an impassioned plea to her constituents and Jamaicans at large to take serious responsibility for how they settle and where they choose to build houses. Read More

Grandma regrets child not staying with her, as she wanted

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MONDAY October 19, 2020 — National Heroes' Day — will remain etched in the memory of Christine Bentley. Read More

Adjusting after the wedding day

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

FEW things boast the intimacy of human relationships as does a marriage. So close may this union become that a touch, look, or gesture may convey volumes to a partner. Read More

Sunday Brew — October 25, 2020

with HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

A feeble attempt to muzzle THEY have all tried their thing from time to time. The mission: to muzzle the media and silence practitioners who see things differently from what's in front of their eyes. Read More

Why theFDA is warning pregnant women not to use over-the-counter pain relievers

BY C MICHAEL WHITE University of Connecticut | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on October 15, 2020 to both health care professionals and women about the use of nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Read More

Simple 'solutions' to COVID-19

by Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

THE nasal and oral cavities as well as eyes are thought to be the main points of entry for the novel coronavirus.Then there are mouthwashes. Read More

42 COVID-19 testing sites for health care workers

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says there are now 42 sites to facilitate priority coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for health care workers. Read More

Youth officer advises students how to pivot in online school

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

THREE-year-old Amoya was excited to be attending school for the first time. However, this enthusiasm was short-lived as less than three days into the new school year she bemoaned that she would not be able to make any friends via online school. Read More


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