SOE declared in sections of Kingston and St Andrew

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A state of public emergency (SOE) has been declared within specified boundaries encompassing parts of the Kingston Central, Kingston Western and St Andrew South Police Divisions. Read more


The 'right' side of the abortion debate

The perennial debate on abortion picked up pace this month with Lawyers Christian Fellowship Jamaica (LCF) announcing its 'A Time for Life' campaign, which it described as a decisive push back to the motion moved in Parliament in June this year by Member of Parliament for St Andrew West... Read More

Lawrence: McConnell was the ultimate business leader
The late business leader William “Billy” McConnell, who died last Wednesday following a prolonged fight with cancer, has come in for praise from the J Wray & Nephew Group of Companies, which he headed from 1977 to 2012.... Read More

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid
SAN DIEGO, United States (AP) — The Trump Administration yesterday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.... Read More

The Ankles and Knees
This is the second in a four-part series that will look at the use of Pilates for alignment of the body.... Read More

Woman near tears in court over lover's alleged oral sex infidelity

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

A woman who brought her younger boyfriend before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week for an alleged assault was near tears as she testified that she found out he had performed oral sex on another girl and that it had sparked a dispute after she confronted him about... Read More

Mechanic accused of trying to steal car at party

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

  A St Catherine mechanic appeared in court last week accused of trying to drive away a motor car belonging to a patron at a popular oldies party at Mas Camp in Kingston. Read More


BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

A year after their baby died at St Ann's Bay Hospital Alexis Heron and her husband Gavin Chong are still grieving, and have retained an attorney as they are demanding answers from the authorities. Read More

JAPEX 2018 opens today with top buyers, suppliers

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), the annual tourism trade show, opens today in Montego Bay with an impressive group of buyers and sellers, organisers have said. Read More

Waltham Abbey Primary gets reading and recreation area

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Noranda Bauxite and Alumina leadership teams from Discovery Bay, St Ann, Gramercy Alumina, Louisiana, and ARC Fused Alumina located in France, came together on September 19 to construct and install an outdoor reading/recreation area at Waltham Abbey Primary School in Woods Town,... Read More

'If ever I prematurely leave, my heart is at peace'

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Observer staff reporter | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Just over three weeks before he was brutally gunned down in his church, 28-year-old pastor James Johnson posted an ominous message on the popular social media platform Twitter. Read More

Not all carbs are created equal

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

 ATHLETES, endurance athletes and active individuals require more protein and carbohydrates, but there is always a debate about how many carbohydrates are needed. Read More

Tooth development

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

BY the third week after conception, the primitive mouth has formed. Read More

Man to pay ex-lover $250,000 after repeated physical attacks

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

  A Kingston landscaper now has to find $250,000 to pay his ex-lover to avoid imprisonment after the woman told the court that each time he sees her he attacks and beats her, even when she is in the company of her current lover. Read More

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases — study

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said last Friday. Read More

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide, says WHO

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization (WHO) said last Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. Read More




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