Bitter effects of sugar

BY DORIAN GRAHAM Observer writer | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica has launched a massive campaign amid its urgent call for Jamaicans to reduce their average daily intake of sugar. Read More


Sunday, November, 19 2017    

President of the University of Technology, Jamaica, Professor Stephen Vasciannie raps with Glenmuir High School students who are enrolled in the Principal's Honour society. The students, along with principal, Dr Marsha Smalling (second left, front row) paid a courtesy call on the president last... Read More


Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies welcomes Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, during a courtesy call on him on Friday at the Mona Campus of the institution. Lagarde later delivered a lecture to students on the... Read More


Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Distinguished honoree Roland Malins-Smith (left) receives his Honorary Doctorate in International Shipping (honoris causa) for sterling contributions to shipping across the world and for his support of the development of the Caribbean region, from Chancellor of the Caribbean Maritime University... Read More


Sunday, November, 19 2017    


Walker slams NIDS critics

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Former Director of Elections Danville Walker has pointed to the benefits of the national identification system (NIDS), saying it was long overdue after more than two decades of talk. Read More


BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck is increasing the pressure on judges to deliver judgements in a timely manner, despite criticisms that he could come across as appearing to interfere with the work of the judiciary. Read More

Calabar quartet taking maths to over 100 from six schools

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Staff reporter | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

For many young men, Saturday mornings are sacred and reserved for recreational activities. It's the time they use to catch up on video games, play football basketball or unwind from the stresses of the week. But for four young men, old boys of Calabar High School, it's the time they have... Read More

40 children with disabilities get treatment to improve quality of life

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

CHILDREN with disabilities were last week treated by doctors from the United States, a joint effort of Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Gillette Children's hospital of Minnesota, an initiative aimed at improving their... Read More

What is the most common complication after extracting a tooth?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

THERE are numerous reasons your dental professional might recommend that you have your tooth pulled, a process also known as a tooth extraction. Read More

If diabetic, do not miss your appointments with health professionals

Angela Davis | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

WORLD Diabetes Day was observed on November 14. Every year, around this time, I like to write an article on this issue, as it is so prevalent in our society. Read More

Diabetes 101: How can I tell if I am diabetic?

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

ONE of the most frequently asked questions in my practice is: “How can I tell if I am diabetic?” Read More

Research shows low chance of sudden cardiac arrest after sex

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

A small percentage of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events are related to sexual activity, but survival rates in those cases remain low, according to a research letter published last week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More

19-year-old with cerebral palsy challenges herself

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

IF her disability wasn't as obvious it would have been almost impossible to tell that 19-year-old Jenise Reece suffers from cerebral palsy. Read More

Battered mom saves child's father from prison trip after attack

with Racquel Porter | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

A man accused of squeezing the throat of his child's mother and lunched her, got support from her on Friday after he turned up to answer a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More


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