You would think that the most secure place for a business is to be nearby a police station. But in Ivel McKenzie's case, this did not work in her favour. The entrepreneur who operates a small fashion business in Highate, St Mary, was robbed of items from her... Read More

Crime in beloved MoBay bothers JMDA President
The high crime rate in the western city of Montego Bay is a major worry for president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, Montegonian Elon Thompson.“This is a place where I felt the safest. Coming to town (Kingston) people would say town is a place where you have to...... Read More

BOJ working to ease coin shortage
BOJ working to ease coin shortageBY KARENA BENNETTStaff reporterbennettk@jamaicaobserver.comThe Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has said that it is working to normalise coin supply throughout the island by June, following an increase in toll fees by the north-south Highway...... Read More

The 'Butch' Stewart legacy
MIAMI, United States — Of all those arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well…Only those who are endowed with the literary prowess of which the author speaks should attempt to retell the Gordon...... Read More

Elon Thompson doing his bit to heal health sector

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Dr Elon Thompson is on a mission to do his part to ensure that sick people and the medical doctors who attend to them in the public health system understand and respect each other very well.Who is he? Meet the relatively new president of the Jamaica Medical... Read More

Gibbs displaces Henry to become MoBay Chamber president

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Flamboyant Jamaica Public Service Company's Region West director, T'Shura Gibbs has taken over the leadership of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) following election of officers at the well-attended 85th Annual General Meeting of the... Read More

Soldiers connect with the cadets

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Staff reporter | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

THE Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) will be offering its support to the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) with hopes of strengthening the existing programme.This development forms part of two additional youth engagement programmes that the JDF is undertaking... Read More

Rugged living on the streets of downtown Kingston

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Life might not have been the most polished, but it was comfortable.  His closet was filled with an assortment of desert Clark's (his preferred shoes), fitted jeans and “nice clothes” that he wouldn't dare wear now.His meals were sure and more... Read More

Hospital Fear

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

A string of violent attacks and threats against medical staff has created an atmosphere of fear at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, triggering a meeting that was only called after affected personnel made it clear to administrators that they had had enough.Notice of... Read More

#ICYMI: Observer's first health symposium

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

From accessible health services to lively, informative presentations and CPR demonstrations, the Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium was definitely a hit.People came out in their numbers to make the most of what the health-focused event had to offer... Read More

Armenian couple in trouble after allegedly buying fake US passports in Jamaica

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

The Armenian couple who  appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week, after they were reportedly caught trying to leave the island for Canada with fake US passports, claimed they were in search of a better life and were sold the passports by a Jamaican man whom... Read More

McNeill: Water must be a priority in Westmoreland housing project

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland and Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, wants a firm commitment from the National Housing Trust (NHT) that a consistent supply of water will be provided when it decides to undertake the building of housing units in... Read More

Sickle-cell disease:

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Research has shown that for some patients with sickle-cell disease (SCD), the stigma they face is more troubling than the disease itself.In fact, teenagers with SCD are more likely than their peers to consider suicide.  Some regret sharing... Read More

Cancer patients need good oral care too

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Cancer is a disease that occurs when uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in the body occurs. Radiation to the head and neck and chemotherapy for any malignancy can cause oral side effects.Preventing and managing oral complications help support optimal cancer... Read More




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