The years can never erase the images of our slaughtered loved ones

This is a lightly edited version of the victim impact statement made by Sharon Mohamed, on behalf of her family, in the trial of Michael McLean, the 51-year-old businessman who was convicted of the February 2006 murders of six members of a family in St... Read More

Dr Mavis Gilmour makes it 92 not out
Former Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Rural and retired Cabinet minister Dr Mavis Gilmour continues to put West Indies batsmen to shame by inching close to her century when she marked the 92nd anniversary of her birth on Friday at her home in St Andrew. The...... Read More

Security forces kill Most Wanted 'Ratty' Peterkin
ONE of St James' Most Wanted criminals, according to the police, was shot dead yesterday during a confrontation with the security forces in Berkshire, St Elizabeth.... Read More

Ahesha Myers — an inspiration to teen moms
AHESHA Myers' childhood was marred by abuse, disappointment, financial difficulties and fear.At age 25 now, she has been through hell and back, but her faith in God has kept her strong throughout everything.... Read More

Exercising for overall wellness

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

 IN my last article we looked at the fact th at the most effective way to lose weight is through nutritional changes, and that the results are faster, easier and more sustainable than through any reasonable form of exercise. Read More

Former female inmate accused of knocking out woman's teeth in prison

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

 A former prisoner was taken before the court for reportedly punching out a woman's teeth at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre during a dispute last December. Read More

Woman attacks boy for hitting dog

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

 A woman who was involved in a cross case with a high schoolboy whom she hit with a stone after he assaulted her dog, is to be sentenced on June 14.Althea Bell pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm on Friday when she appeared in court. Read More

Observer tells long-time advertisers thanks

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The Jamaica Observer continued its 25th anniversary celebration last Tuesday by hosting a 'thank you' luncheon for the companies that have been advertising with the newspaper since the first publication on March 7, 1993. Read More

Failing sugar industry worries officials

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

LOCAL level negotiations between the Sugar Producers Federation (SPF), representing the sugar companies, and the trade unions representing workers in the industry are scheduled to continue next week Thursday, at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, at a time when sugar is under... Read More

Profile of a killer

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

The psychiatric report on convicted killer Michael McLean was prepared by a consultant forensic psychiatrist and was relied on and referred to in the sentencing process of McLean last Thursday. Read More


BY KIMONE FRANCIS Staff reporter | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

An uncle now regrets testifying against his nephew, who is now serving a life sentence for a murder committed eight years ago. Read More

Can oral sex give you cancer?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

THE human papilloma virus (HPV) is a dou ble-s tranded DNA virus that infects the epithelial cells of skin and mucosa. The moist epithelial surfaces (squamous cells) include all areas covered by skin and/or mucosa such as the mouth interior, throat,... Read More

Night owls risk dying younger

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

FRANCE (AFP) — People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the sun, researchers said Thursday. Read More

Hiking in the hills with Leon Barnaby

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

WHEN people hear the word hiking they immediately visualise an everlastingly long trail that might take them days to complete. Read More

JC students turn business lessons into reality

BY FALON FOLKES Staff reporter | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

OVER time students have devised various ways to get a better understanding of what they are learning, whether it was through visual aid, YouTube videos or group studies. Read More


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