Govt puts hold on JUTC fare increase

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Government has put a hold in the implementation of a fare increase for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) OBSERVER ONLINE has learned. The decision follows a meeting this morning between Transport Minister Omar Davies and stakeholders in the transport sector. The increase ... Read more

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Shaneka Gordon finally comes home from the cold

GORDON... I'm not a person who loves the cold

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago — Reggae Girlz newcomer Shaneka Gordon cut a slightly frustrated figure on Tuesday as she trudged off the field after Jamaica's 4-1 victory over Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Championship. From a team perspective, the Jamaican senior wo ... Read More

Co-owners of Kumea’s Hair Perspective Yolande Kumea Rhoden
Gooden and Kevin Tai say they have confidence in their brand.
(PHOTO: TYRONE SIMMS) 'Organic products for healthy hair'
UNLIKE some people who prefer to complain about the lack of certain products on the Jamaican market, ... Read More

Aleisha Knott, proprietor of
Tasia’s Nail Spa (left), and from
(second left) employees Camille
Buddington, Hopal Irving and
Donya Mullings posed for a
photo op at the spa recently. Aleisha Knott loves beautiful nails
MONTEGO BAY, St James — ALEISHA Knott (AK), proprietor of Tasia's Nail Spa, loves to see beaut ... Read More

Parenting 101
THE good news about effective parenting is that it’s the little things we do that really make ... Read More

Take care with medicines

Wednesday, August 20, 2014    

Instinctively, every parent wants to see their sick child get well. But despite having the best of intentions, they may innocently give their child an overdose of medicine which could result in complications for the child. Then there are the cases of children finding and taking medicines that were not prescribed for them. Many children are given the wrong dose of medicine by their parents, especially when it comes to over-the-counter medications. This, as the amount of medicine to be given shou ... Read More

Your pregnancy: the stages of labour

Wednesday, August 20, 2014    

the stages
of labour

Labour is one of the most feared aspects of the pregnancy process, as some women dread what they have been told is excruciating pain. But if you understand the process fully from start to finish, it may help you know what to expect and what you can do to ease the discomfort. Labour can be divided into three stages — early labour, which can go on for hours and hours; active labour, where the baby is delivered; and then delivery of the placenta. Early labour At this stage your cervix beg ... Read More

Big kids’ dinner idea: Easy char siu pork

Wednesday, August 20, 2014    

Big kids’ dinner idea: Easy char siu pork

This is the lovely, sticky, red-coated pork you see in Chinese restaurants; it smells divine as it is cooking, and the recipe is very easy. Char siu sauce is made from hoisin sauce, honey and sugar. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Serves: 2- 4 What you’ll need 1/3 cup char siu sauce 2 sprigs escallion, chopped 1 tsp five-spice powder 1 tbsp oil 1 tray pack Copperwood Pork loin chops 1 tbsp honey How to make it 1. Combine the char siu sauce, escallion, five-spice powder and ... Read More

Timeless SHOTS — August 20th

Wednesday, August 20, 2014    

Cousins Tianna
Cargill and
Natanya Watson
are seen here at
their school
pageant where
they placed first
(Natanya) and
second (Tianna)
in sportswear.

Cousins Tianna Cargill and Natanya Watson are seen here at their school pageant where they placed first (Natanya) and second (Tianna) in sportswear. Wanna ride? Amari Graham is ready for the road on his bicycle. Star Bianca Graham was born a star. Meet Skai Cutie pie Skai says hi! Read More

Would you warn your ex's new woman about him?

Kimberley Hibbert | Monday, August 18, 2014    

IN the popular song Same Script Different Cast, Whitney Houston warns Deborah Cox about the perils of dating her no-good ex. Cox, on the defensive, opts to block out Houston's advice and continues the romance, as she is sure her relationship will last, unlike Houston's. Would you warn your ex's new paramour about his dirty habits? Many women say no, as not all women will listen and some may even see it as a form of jealousy. But sometimes playing the role of foreteller may save someone from un ... Read More

We waited...

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT | Monday, August 18, 2014    

BAILEY-DOUGLAS... undoubtedly, sexual feelings and attractions will be there with sometimes unbearable pressure (PHOTO: KENYON HEMANS)

IN this highly sexed era, not many women are saving themselves for marriage. In fact, the concept of virgins in their 20s is so rare that cable giant MTV has documented the anomaly in a new series — Virgin Territory — which focuses on a range of 20-something virgins as they grapple with deciding when to alter their status. Even if women opt to wait because of religious beliefs or otherwise, by the late 20s to early 30s many cave, as the idea of being an older virgin doesn't sit wel ... Read More

Fay Petgrave cares

BY DONNA HUSSEY-WHYTE | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Petgrave and her staff (from second left) caregivers Constance Baker and Precious Sinclair; supervisor Carlene Fennell and manager Beverly Griffiths. (PHOTO: TYRONE SIMMS)

EVER since she was a child growing up in Ginger Hill, St Elizabeth, Fay Petgrave has had compassion for the elderly. Today she lives her life ensuring that seniors get the best last years of their lives they possibly can, caring for them at the Eulice Utton Home for Seniors in Manchester, which she opened in 2005. "I get on extremely well with old people," Petgrave told All Woman. "An aunt of mine once said I get on well with old people because I was not threatened by them. If that's the rea ... Read More

For men: Signs your girlfriend is crazy

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Signs your girlfriend is crazy

MANY men will tell their new women about their crazy exes, and in some cases the description is unjustified, as men's actions often cause otherwise sane women to snap. But in other instances the description fits to a T, as explained by the men below. Psychologists often filter 'crazy' behaviour into one of several different categories — like bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (BPD) — which are marked by problems with regulating emotions and thoughts, hot and cold i ... Read More

I want to clear my record

By Margarette Macaulay | Monday, August 18, 2014    

I want to clear my record

Dear Mrs Macaulay, In July of 1992, my sister was in a fight with a woman. I was 17 at the time. Upon hearing the news, I ran to where the fight was and there I saw persons trying to stop the fight. They were beating each other with spoons (my sister had a wooden spoon and the other woman had a big aluminium spoon). My brother held on to my sister while someone else was holding the other woman. However, the woman got free and ran over to my sister. I held on to the woman but was thrown aside be ... Read More

He makes me happy and the sex is great but... yawn

With Wayne Powell MA Counselling Psychology Relationship Counsellor | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Dear Counsellor, I am a confused 28-year-old. I want to know whether I should stay or leave my boyfriend. The relationship started off on a lie about his age and profession. On the night of our first sexual encounter he confessed that he was younger than me by five years. I was shocked at first but got past our age difference and decided to continue the relationship. He makes me happy and the sex is great. We've been together for the past three years. Financially things are very slow. I know w ... Read More



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