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SOEs not intended to replace crime strategies, says Johnson Smith

Monday, July, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of Government Business and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says states of emergency (SOEs) are not intended to replace all strategies or plans geared at restoring citizen security. Read More

Over a third of households have sought help from PATH

Monday, July, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Over one-third of Jamaican households have applied for assistance under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), since it started in 2002. Read More

VIDEO: Freemasons make donations to Jamaica Cancer Society

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

English Freemasons last Friday donated just over $2 million to the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS), ahead of yesterday's installation of a new district grand master of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Read More

Annotto Bay Hospital welcomes new medical staff

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

The Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary welcomed its 2019/20 class of medical interns and senior house officers on July 8. Read More

'I want to be the first person with a disability to serve as a Cabinet minister'

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Eighth in a series giving a snapshot of the lives and thoughts of people you see on the streets daily. Sunday Observer reporter Sharlene Hendricks speaks with Alister McLean who was born blind and now serves as media monitoring officer in the Office of the Prime... Read More

Kenya's president for Jamaica State visit

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya will pay a three-day State visit to Jamaica as the country celebrates its 57th anniversary of political independence from Britain next month. Read More

Sunday Brew — July 21, 2019

with HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Resorting to the gun after losing his jobI met a young man recently whose desperation to advance his life in a positive, progressive way, led him down the wrong path, to the point where he resorted to the use of the gun, illegally. Read More

Businessman held hostage?

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

POPULAR businessman Richard Bowen is said to be held hostage by persons unknown, and his family is worried. Read More

Icons of Annotto Bay geared for big weekend

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Charity group Icons of Annotto Bay launched its upcoming annual celebrations last week with a church service at the Annotto Bay Baptist Church in St Mary. Read More

Felix remembered as consummate civil servant

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

A prelude of music set the tone for a grand send-off of late diplomat Elinor Marguerite Felix at the St Andrew Parish Church on Saturday, where family, friends and dignitaries gathered in thanksgiving for her life. Read More

MP: Robins Bay among Central St Mary villages to get attention

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

The people of Central St Mary have been told to hold their collective breaths after Member of Parliament for the area, Dr Morais Guy, vowed to address poor road and water conditions in some areas, particularly one identified for tourism-related investment. Read More

One-time ganja use may alter teen's brain

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

MANY research reports have revealed that the most harmful effects of ganja on users are to be found among teenagers. Read More

Jamaican teachers to begin getting tablets

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

The chief executive officer at e-Learning, Keith Smith, says an estimated 15,000 teachers will benefit from the roll-out of the Tablets for Teachers Programme, schedule to begin in December. Read More

STDs and your mouth

by Dr Sharon Robison | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

SEXUALLY transmitted diseases (STDs) are contracted through various forms of sexual activity. Read More

Are you prediabetic?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

DON'T let the “pre” in the word prediabetes fool you, it is a serious medical condition. Read More



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