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'Butch' Stewart thrilled that Trench Town benefits from new tourism concept

The new tourism concept which is bringing visitors to vacation in places like Trench Town and Portmore in Jamaica and seen as a threat by some traditionalists in the hospitality market has won a powerful ally in the Caribbean's leading hotelier, Gordon “Butch”... Read More

Mom, son were killed while having dinner with family members

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

MIDDLESEX, Hanover — Up to late yesterday afternoon this community was gripped by fear and sorrow following the grisly attack of two masked gunmen who shot and killed a mother and son who were among other family members having dinner on their verandah Friday... Read More

Heart disease & herbal products

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Many people in Jamaica use herbs and herbal medications for various reasons. However, a recent research review of the medical literature on the use of herbal medications reveal that herbal medications offer few benefits while causing many risks for people who have heart disease. Read More

Bernice Kelly, 102,

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

You would think that after a certain age there is nothing left to be achieved in life. But for Bernice Kelly, there just may be, as the centenarian is convinced that her lengthy life is a testament to the fact that “there is something that He (the Master) wants to get out of me... Read More

MoBay trade invasion!

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The city of Montego Bay will on June 1-3 take centrestage as host of the inaugural Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) which will see some 70 buyers from 11 countries converging on Jamaica's tourism capital.This... Read More

Bunkers Hill: A deep Jamaican experience

BY GARETH MANNING | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

A doctor bird seeming to greet visitors as it swiftly flaps its wings and plunges its elongated beak into a fiery-red ginger lily in pursuit of nectar, is all the confirmation one needs to know that they are in for a truly authentic Jamaican treat. Read More

Photo: Upside down

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

A policewoman consoles the driver of this Toyota Hilux pickup after it capsised under the bridge along Red Hills Road in St Andrew yesterday morning. No one was injured seriously.  Read More

Photo: A toast to Africa Day

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

 Chargé d'Affaires at the Nigerian High Commission in Jamaica Lilian Onoh (left); Chargé d'Affaires at the South African High Commission in Jamaica Philip Riley and Jamaica's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, raise a... Read More

Photo: Paint up VMBS style

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

 Underwriting manager of Victoria Mutual Building Society Andrea Bicknell is a picture of concentration as she paints one of the classrooms at the Children First Agency. The Victoria Mutual Building Society Group selected the agency as its major Labour Day... Read More

Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Not getting enough sleep can double the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, US researchers said last Wednesday. Read More

Hungary reveals new ideas to boost birth rate

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says the Government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or renovate many nurseries to help boost the country's birth rate.Prime Minister Viktor Orban... Read More

Have an abscessed tooth?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

When the inside of your mouth gets hurt or irritated, bacteria may enter and cause an infection. Sometimes you will see a painful swelling filled with pus — a thick, yellowish fluid. If the pus can't drain out, the area will get more swollen and painful. This is known as... Read More



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