Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Vows: Fallen For You http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows--Fallen-For-You_74979 Laura Butler, Miss Jamaica World franchise holder, and Marcus Hayle, manager-airline relations and analytics at Dallas-Fort Worth airport, met in December 2013 at the annual Pulse International Christmas party. Three years later they exchanged vows at Hanover Grange, Tryall Club. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rhona Morgan - Justice for all http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Rhona-Morgan---Justice-for-all_74867 SHE recalls enjoying the likes of television characters Perry Mason and Matlock as a child, and vowed that she would follow the same career path and uphold human rights and justice in society. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Why Libra men are best http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Why-Libra-men-are-best_74897 MANY women will ask men who approach them the month and date of their births even before they are asked their names, even if the men have not even overtly expressed an interest in pursuing them. And while many find this practice to be superstitious and baseless, there are others who swear by their ability to judge the character of a man by his zodiac sign. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Adoption procedures http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Adoption-procedures_74894 DEAR MRS MACAULAY, All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Dangers of detox no one tells you about http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Dangers-of-detox-no-one-tells-you-about_74802 WITH the multitude of diseases related to food and our environment, it has become a fad to go to often extreme measures to rid our bodies of “accumulated toxins” as these toxins are thought to be the cause of our diseases. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Is it possible to tighten, tone and sculpt your body all at once? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Is-it-possible-to-tighten--tone-and-sculpt-your-body-all-at-once-_73292 MANY people don’t have the patience required to see results from exercise and often wish there was a way they could lose weight, tighten, tone and sculpt their body all at once. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT I need a meal plan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/I-need-a-meal-plan_74913 Dear Donovan, All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Directory of women’s services http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Directory-of-women-s-services_74174 Here is a list of places you can contact if you are a woman in need of help. Do not hesitate to call anyone at the following groups if you are dealing with issues such as domestic abuse, unplanned pregnancies, or are in need of counselling to cope with a traumatic experience. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Signs your mate is totally fed up with you http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Signs-your-mate-is-totally-fed-up-with-you_74770 FRUSTRATION in relationships is not always overt, and many people are secretly harbouring annoyance with their mates. Recognising that your partner is bored, annoyed or simply fed up is not easy to do, as denial may cloud your judgement. But when it’s time to face the truth, these signs of frustration will either mean you’ve done your time or need to work at saving your union. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Exercise away your mental condition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Exercise-away-your-mental-condition_74895 PHYSICAL exercise is synonymous with physical fitness and wellness, but its prowess in contributing to improved mental health has garnered little attention. But senior registrar with the Kingston and St Andrew Community Mental Health Services and psychiatrist at the Edgewater Medical Centre in Bridgeport, St Catherine, Dr Danielle Nelson, explains that much benefits could be reaped by patients with mental conditions. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Reasons you’re bleeding other than your period http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Reasons-you-re-bleeding-other-than-your-period_73225 BLEEDING outside of your period should always be considered abnormal and can be due to a variety of causes. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT About infectious mononucleosis — the kissing disease http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/About-infectious-mononucleosis---the-kissing-disease_74788 INFECTIOUS mononucleosis (IM), also known as mono or the kissing disease, is an infection that may cause the symptom triad of fever, sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes (glands) in the neck. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT His babymother still sends him gifts http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/His-babymother-still-sends-him-gifts_74898 Dear Counsellor, All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT More than 30 things you should not be doing in your 30s http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/More-than-30-things-you-should-not-be-doing-in-your-30s_74182 MANY people in their 30s and beyond will happily tell you that this is the “new 20”s, that they are in the prime of their lives and are at liberty to live and act however they wish. But some social experts believe that there are just some things that are a no-no once you’ve climbed over the three-oh. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Turn your dud into a stud http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Turn-your-dud-into-a-stud_74896 THE 21st-century woman’s voice in the bedroom carries a lot of weight, and as she morphs into a sexual creature, her craving for out-of-the-box bedroom showdowns – give or take the influence of Mills & Boon or some other penny dreadful romance series – is elevated. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Remember: Be heart healthy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Remember--Be-heart-healthy_74804 THURSDAY September 29 is World Heart Day and the biggest platform of the World Heart Federation for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease. All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Aw Fashion :Denim Choker Revolution http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Aw-Fashion--Denim-Choker-Revolution_74752 The ‘90s fashion trend of the choker has resurfaced and reached such a level of prevalence that it has been ‘man-ified’, ‘tripled up’ and ‘mommy-and-me’d’. Fashion designer and store owner Devarine ‘Fashionenira’ McLean adds her own twist to this latest craze with her crafty collection of hand-made denim chokers. “Chokers are trending right now, and as a retailer I always try to keep up and add my flavour to the movement; I’ve always had the idea of denim chokers in mind but didn’t get the motivation until Kim Kardashian made it a thing,” shared the designer with All Woman Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Caricom states commit to continue empowering women, girls http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Caricom-states-commit-to-continue-empowering-women--girls_74744 UNITED NATIONS (CMC) – Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have pledged their “resolve” to achieve positive outcomes for empowering women and girls in the Caribbean as part of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s global-inspired movement and as a celebration of his legacy. Local News Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Am I really pregnant? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Am-I-really-pregnant-_74156 SO the “dirty” went down a few weeks ago, and you have been toying with the idea that pregnancy is a possibility. One week has passed and your period is overdue; everything in your body feels off. Reality then hits when that “pee stick” has two bright lines! Pregnancy is a reality! All Woman Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Preparing your child for a sibling http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Preparing-your-child-for-a-sibling_74643 CHILDREN are impressionable beings; they are very observant and they, like adults, can sometimes read into a situation more than they should. It therefore should come as no surprise that when mommy’s tummy bulges and everybody begins to get excited about a new baby, some children may begin to think that they are going to be replaced. While we know this to be false, they don’t, and clinical psychologist Dr Pearnel Bell says that it’s important to ensure that this thought doesn’t pop up, and even if it does, that it is completely erased. All Woman Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Can single mothers effectively raise boys? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Can-single-mothers-effectively-raise-boys-_73296 NUMEROUS pieces of research have shown that boys who have contact with their fathers are generally healthier in all aspects of their lives, including academics, mental and psychological health, and are more socially rounded. But according to clinical psychologist Dr Pearnel Bell, this in no way suggests that boys raised by single mothers are at a disadvantage. All Woman Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: I’m Maalik http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--I-m-Maalik_74648 Maalik Lloyd is loved by dad David, mom Nickole and sister Jordanne. All Woman Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Happy birthday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Happy-birthday_74647 Happy first birthday to princess Jada-Kaye LaCraig Brown. All Woman Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Belated happy birthday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Belated-happy-birthday_74645 Belated first-birthday greetings to princess Leah from mom, dad and the rest of your family and friends. Her birthday was September 19. All Woman Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Guess what? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Guess-what-_74639 Model: Salayha Brissett All Woman Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT