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Doctors to focus on obesity at three-day symposium

THE spotlight will be on obesity at this year's staging of Medical Association of Jamaica's (MAJ's) three-day symposium, which starts on Thursday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. Read More

Reject single-use plastics, UN head urges
The following is the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of World Environment Day, today, June 5, 2018. A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future. ... Read More

Custos calls on JPs to get
CUSTOS for the parish of St Andrew Dr Patricia Dunwell has called on justices of the peace (JPs) to get more involved in safeguarding the lives of the nation's children and youth.... Read More

Man accused of trying to kill his family facing murder, shooting with intent charges
DEMARCO Lawrence, the man who has been accused of attempting to kill members of his family, has been charged in relation to the death of a family friend, the police have said.... Read More

Five-year-old suspected of drowning in Manchester

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The body of five-year-old Aliyakay White was found in a water tank at her home in the community of Bethany, here, on Sunday. Read More

Int'l partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets boost

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

An agreement for increased joint action to combat health threats associated with interactions between humans, animals and the environment was reached last Wednesday between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organization for Animal... Read More

MoBay businessman makes argument for industrial hemp cultivation

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay businessman Dwight Crawford is advocating for idle sugar-cane lands to be transformed to cultivate industrial hemp for the manufacturing of construction material. Read More

Sesame Workshop presents Corporate Leadership Award to Beaches Resorts

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

JEFFREY D Dunn, president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, last week presented its Corporate Leadership Award to Sandals Resorts International. Read More

New curriculum for intellectually challenged students

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has developed a new curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. Read More

PHOTO: Holding court

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

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$77b bill

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

 JAMAICA could save billions of dollars in health expenditure if the country is able to control obesity rates, officials of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) revealed yesterday. Read More

FAO examines building agriculture of the future

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

Officials of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) believe that the agency can help shift agricultural production onto a more sustainable track — one that promotes healthy and thriving ecosystems while also producing ample and nutritious food for a growing... Read More

Suspect in 4 Arizona slayings kills self as police close in

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

ARIZONA, USA (AP) — As police closed in, a man suspected of gunning down four people over three days shot himself to death yesterday, which authorities said ended a killing spree that claimed the lives of a prominent psychiatrist, two paralegals and a marriage-and-divorce... Read More

The history of plastic

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

In a nod to the two international environment observances this week — World Environment Day today Tuesday, June 5 and World Oceans Day on Friday, June 8 — we will be publishing a week-long series of stories focusing on the rise, management and negative effects of plastics and the... Read More

This Day in History — June 5

Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

Today is the 156th day of 2018. There are 209 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More



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