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More collaboration to address waste management issues in region – UN official

Monday, October, 15 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Head of the United Nations (UN) Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, Vincent Sweeney, says that a more collaborative approach will be taken to address waste management issues in the region.  Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: Young women, don't let cell phones put your lives in danger

Monday, October, 15 2018    

Dear Editor,How many of us are abiding by these principles, or putting them in practice: "Prevention is better than cure." And: "Be as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove." Read More

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak

Monday, October, 15 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Monday its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency. Read More

Technical training programme for government attorneys

Monday, October, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Attorney General's Department has launched a technical training programme for attorneys in central government, which is focused on the centralisation of legal services. Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting first baby

Monday, October, 15 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Forget Brexit. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced Monday they were expecting their first baby, setting off a media frenzy, debates over the royal name, and expressions of delight from the queen. Read More

JAMPRO working with company to process local foods for UK market

Monday, October, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is working with a company that intends to process local foods for the United Kingdom (UK) market.  Read More

Support for marijuana decriminalisation across the region

Monday, October, 15 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The chairperson of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, says there's much support across the region for the decriminalisation of marijuana. Read More

Tourism minister orders security audit of hotels

Monday, October, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has ordered an intensive security audit of the tourism sector including hotels and attractions as part of efforts to strengthen destination... Read More

Dean McNally does his charity work for the love of it

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Dean McNally will not be among the more than 100 Jamaicans who will be invested with national honours and awards tomorrow, National Heroes Day. But to paraphrase a line from Chronixx's popular song Legend, even if his good deeds go unnoticed, the few who have received the charity of this... Read More

Robotics — finding a niche in Jamaica's education system

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

There is a robust revolution about to sweep across the local education landscape, and parents had better take heed: The robotic invasion is already in gear. Read More

Man allegedly stabs teacher over incident that happened three years ago in a classroom

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

A young man who reportedly stabbed his form teacher seven times, damaging her lungs and heart after she went to complain to his mother that he had deliberately bumped into her, was remanded for psychiatric evaluation. Read More

Fake passport accused impresses while begging for a second chance

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

A man who attempted to get a second passport in a fake name and was arrested at the airport while on his way to Bermuda left individuals inside the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, including the judge, in awe after the eloquent manner in which he apologised and begged for a second... Read More

Homemade spa day recipes

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

DO you feel like having a spa day at home? Try these home-made natural skin-care recipes using products that you already have in your bathroom and pantry. After you're done, you'll be looking and feeling your best.Make-up wipes Read More

3 Pilates exercises for the over 40 crowd

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

WE'VE all heard it before, once you hit 40, things start to fall apart. The twinging in the back, the shoulder that keeps acting up, and the nagging knee can all serve as signposts to “feeling your age”, unless you decide to make that story go away. Read More

Worst foods to eat at night

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

 A restful night is one of the most important things for your health.Developing and maintaining a night-time routine is priceless, including the practice of you getting back to bed if you wake up in the wee hours of the morning. Read More



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