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Needy St Catherine students get scholarships

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

The St Catherine 4-H Club Parish Advisory Council yesterday awarded scholarships valued at $220,000 to 22 students in need of assistance. Read More

Parent-Teacher VP disagrees with president on tuition fee issue

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

The second vice-president of the National Parent-Teacher Association (NPTA), Stuart Jacobs, has disagreed with his newly selected president, Lennon Richards, over how schools should handle the Ministry of Education's no-tuition fee policy. Read More

Police cite obstacles in probe of man killed by dogs

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

THE Spanish Town Police say they have hit a roadblock in the investigation of the death of 66-year-old Whittington Cole, who was mauled to death by dogs in Hampton Green, Spanish Town, St Catherine, on July 21. Read More

The remarkable story of Ryan Fraser

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

RYAN Fraser is a father, philosopher, blogger and multi-discipline specialist. Read More

Government takes charge of Garvey's boyhood home

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced that the Government of Jamaica has executed compulsory acquisition of the boyhood home of national hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey in St Ann's Bay. Read More

Woman takes back lover who squeezed her throat and tried to run her over

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

There was drama in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court court after a woman who had brought her lover before the parish judge for driving his car at her and squeezing her throat until she almost fainted, three weeks after she had broken off their relationship, revealed that the... Read More

Green Juice: Is it worth the excitement?

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

GREEN juices have been a huge trend for the past few years. There are many juice shops and stalls selling pricey green healing elixirs, promising unbelievable results. Read More

Big money shopping

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

Friends, what a piece a crowd (33) in the city centre yesterday!Big store, little (10) store, and even di very tiny ones were buzzing! It's back-to-school shopping at its peak. Read More

American tourists donate shoes to St Mary school

BY RENAE DIXON Staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

At least 40 students at the Belfield Primary School in St Mary will receive a pair of shoes for the new school year after guests staying at the Couples Tower Isle Resort donated 40 pairs of shoes, socks and other school supplies to the school recently. Read More

Barbados records increase in unemployment

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados has recorded a slight increase in unemployment during the period January to March this year as compared to the same period last year, the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) has said. Read More

How to get rid of cellulite

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

A common myth about cellulite is that it only affects those that are overweight.Cellulite is not only associated with those who are overweight but is a major concern for a majority of females and some males of all ages, sizes and race.  Read More

$750,000 donated to fight against cancer

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

THE Hope Institute of Jamaica and the Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute (JACCRI) are the beneficiaries of $750,000 from the recently held 'ICWI Hope In The Hills' concert. Read More

Portland's tourism gets a boost

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

The Alligator Head Foundation recently partnered with the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to expand the tourism product offering in the parish of Portland to include diving, snorkelling, boat rides in the harbour, and glass-bottom boat tours. Read More

Photos: JUNCTION ROAD REPAIR IN FULL SWING

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

A heavy equipment operator clears a section of the bank along the Junction Road in St Mary last week.A front-end loader puts dirt into a truck while work on the Junction Road in St Mary continued last week. Read More

Obesity, exercise and older women

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

WHETHER we are slim, medium build, overweight, or severely obese, our current body size is a result of our genetic predisposition (genes given to us by our parents) as well as our lifestyle during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Read More



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