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Dengue spread by sex?

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Spanish health authorities confirmed Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which, until recently, was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitoes. Read More

Photo: EXAMINING HUAWEI TECHNOLOGY

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness was recently given a tour of Huawei Technology's headquarters in Shenzhen, China. He was joined on the official visit by his wife and Member of Parliament Juliet Holness, Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith and a number of Jamaican and Chinese... Read More

US agents nab Jamaican with pending attempted murder charges

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

NEW YORK (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says deportation officers from its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) unit have arrested a Jamaican national with pending attempted murder charges. Read More

Cayman Govt unlikely to deal with issue of same-sex marriage until 2020

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Premier Alden McLaughlin says his administration is unlikely to deal with the issue of same-sex marriage until early 2020. Read More

Today's Horoscope - November 11, 2019

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019: This year, some people will think of you as a hot tamale. Others will see you as lucky and in sync. If single, your multifaceted personality sometimes confuses others. If people cannot accept and enjoy your multiple dimensions, do not waste your time... Read More

Who is a Master Teacher?

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

Director-Master Teacher Unit at the Jamaica Teaching Council Dr Joseph Thomas has explained that the Master Teacher is a professional teacher who has demonstrated the mastery of the art and science of teaching, by achieving excellence in current practices, through a... Read More

Metal-free fillings vs metal fillings

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

LEARNING that you have tooth decay can be upsetting, but you're not the only one getting this news at the dentist's office. Read More

You just don't understand

Tony Robinson | Sunday, November, 10 2019    

I'll hear you more,To the bottom of your story,And never interrupt you.— Shakespeare, Pericles V, 1  Read More

Gov't urged to consider delaying styrofoam ban

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 9 2019    

A group of local distributors and manufacturers has written to the Government urging a push back of the January 1, 2020 scheduled ban on polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as styrofoam. Read More

Judge says Manchester fraud trial could go into 2020

BY JONATHAN MORRISON Observer writer | Saturday, November, 9 2019    

PORUS, Manchester — Parish judge Ann Marie Grainger, who is presiding over the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, says there is a likelihood that the matter will extend into 2020.The judge made the observation yesterday in Porus, where... Read More

It's Christmastime again

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

The Salvation Aamy, in association with main sponsor Scotiabank Jamaica, yesterday launched its 2019 Christmas Kettle Appeal in downtown Kingston. Money raised will be used used to assist the less fortunate at Christmas.Here are some highlights from the launch: Read More

Jamaica Library Service moving to improve service

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

THE Jamaica Library Service (JLS) has embarked on a strategic review of its islandwide network in a bid to improve service delivery.Minister without portfolio with responsibility for education, youth and information, Karl Samuda, said that based on preliminary data,... Read More

Registration of candidates under way for Global Jamaica Diaspora Council

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

REGISTRATION is under way for candidates to serve on the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC). Read More

Ground broken, contract signed for Dr Kenneth Baugh Health Centre

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

GROUND was broken and the contract signed on Wednesday for construction of the Dr Kenneth Baugh Health Centre in the rural community of Point Hill in St Catherine West Central.Approximately $28 million is being provided by National Health Fund (NHF) for the project. Read More

New male ward to be built at Portland Infirmary

Saturday, November, 9 2019    

A new male ward is to be constructed at Portland Infirmary at a cost of $45 million.This follows the building of a new female ward at the facility in 2018, at a cost of $15 million. Speaking at this week's ground-breaking ceremony for the male ward  in... Read More



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