FFP — Jamaicans are living in horrible conditions

WITH the annual Food For The Poor (FFP) 5k run almost here, the non-profit organisation is seeking to remind Jamaicans that their contributions can improve the impoverished living of thousands of Jamaicans. Read More

A Belgian relives Haiti earthquake eight years after
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Journalist Maude Malengrez left Belgium for Haiti in 2003 with a blank page and pen ready to take notes of what the north Caribbean island was like.... Read More

Keneetha Ferguson on a mission after winning scholarship
KENEETHA Ferguson is the first student to be awarded the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) Coy Family Scholarship.... Read More

Tommy Cowan and the Claudie Massop link
ENTERTAINMENT types have always had ties to the underworld. Pianist Fats Waller played for Al Capone, Frank Sinatra had strong Mafia links, and Bob Marley hung with heavyweights from both sides of Jamaican politics.... Read More

Mangoes are awesome

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

THIS week we will be looking at the benefits of the favourite fruit of many: Mangoes. Read More

Woman who bit policeman says she was hungry

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

There was laughter inside the court when a woman who bit a policeman on his finger claimed she did so because she was hungry. Read More


BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

WHAT should have been a small surgical procedure to correct a broken joint in the left 'pinky' finger of Shamiesha-Kaye Lewis has turned into 13 months of misery. Read More

St Ann's Bay Hospital's new-look Paediatric Ward

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

HAVING forged an agreement with internationally renowned musical group Air Supply to be its brand ambassadors for Jamaica, the Issa Trust Foundation hosted a successful fund-raising concert in June 2017 on the grounds of the Couples Sans Souci resort. Read More

The deadly impact of tobacco use

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

IN the next hour, 50 people will die because of tobacco. Tobacco is a risk factor for 25 diseases, and while its effects on health are well known, the scale of its impact on global disease may not be fully appreciated. Read More

New way to fight HIV transmission HIV

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

SCIENTISTS at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection.The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman's genital tract, a recent release said. Read More

Feminine hygiene products & infection

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

VAGINAL hygiene products have been used by 95 per cent of Canadian women, but they likely do more harm than good, according to a University of Guelph study. Read More

Remedies for sunburn

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

CARNIVAL season has passed, but the effects of sun exposure during the outdoor activities might still be lingering. Read More

Despite Justice Walker's appeal, lawyers firm on Sentence Reduction Day

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

LAWYERS have again come out in support of the Sentence Reduction Day initiative and have dismissed any notion for it to be scrapped amidst stubborn opposition by retired judge of the Court of Appeal, Clarence “Billy” Walker. Read More

The making of Peter Tosh Live at the One Love Peace Concert

BY ROGER STEFFENS | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

NOT long after the historic One Love Peace Concert was held on April 22, 1978, I met photographer Peter Simon. Reggae Bloodlines, his book along with writer Stephen Davis, was the first North American look at the vivacious reggae culture of Jamaica, following the same path around the... Read More

Woman allegedly beaten by baby father for sex begs for his release

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

A woman who was hospitalised for three days after she was reportedly attacked and beaten by her child's father when she refused him sex, left the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week in a huff after her pleas to drop the case were refused. Read More


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