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Massive public education about 10-digit regime

JAMAICA'S major telecommunications providers FLOW and Digicel are ramping up activities to launch a massive public awareness campaign at the end of this month, to familiarise Jamaicans with the 10-digit dialling regime which takes effect here on May 31. Read More

May Pen's Creative Tailoring bursting at the seams
JERVIS Thompson is one of three partners who run Creative Tailoring, despite not having a secondary education.... Read More

Wray & Nephew Foundation gets closer to pensioners
J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Foundation will be looking to capitalise on the bond with 'family' members who contributed countless hours to the company's operations up to retirement by hosting a luncheon in their honour and incorporating them into its foundation...... Read More

Mitchell paints MoBay as 'accident waiting to happen'
PRESIDENT of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has described the western city of Montego Bay as “an accident waiting to happen”.... Read More

Fasting while dieting

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

AS we are in the period of Lent, many of us who have been working on shedding the extra pounds are looking at a potential disruption in our well-crafted meal routines — fasting. But does fasting really have to take our wellness plans off course? Read More

Woman who admitted to introducing contraband to serve 10 days

By RACQUEL PORTER | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

Tameka Lee got the shock of her life on Friday when she was sentenced to 10 days imprisonment after she confessed to smuggling ganja inside a prison. Read More

Man caught stealing at Up Park Camp gets bail extension

By RACQUEL PORTER | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

A man who claimed he was instructed by a Jamaica Defence Force soldier to remove parts from a vehicle is to return to court on March 12. Read More

ETHLYN 'COOKIE' KINLOCKE: Centenarian who loved life, family and cooking

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

WHITHORN, Westmoreland — Ethlyn Kinlocke, popularly known as Aunt Ethlyn or 'Cookie', would have celebrated her 102nd birthday on May 16, 2018, but as God would ordain, she passed away on December 13, 2017. Read More

Alexis condemns killing of child in Annotto Bay

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

People's National Party caretaker for St Mary South Eastern Dr Shane Alexis has condemned the brutal slaying of Kelecia Matthews, aged three, who was shot dead during a gun attack in the town of Annotto Bay last week. Read More

Unique Vacations Club building foundation for youth's future

BY KIMBERLY WILSON Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

The Call Centre industry has grown significantly in Jamaica and provides employment to thousands of young adults in the commercial centres. The growth of this industry also opens the conversation of them being esteemed as corporate citizens with an obligation to promote... Read More

Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The first scientific case study has been published describing how a US transgender woman was able to breastfeed her adopted infant by taking hormones that induce lactation. Read More

Climb stairs to lower blood pressure

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

IF you don't have the time or money for aerobic and resistance training, why not try climbing the stairs? Read More

Novel drug delivery system with potential to reduce rates of HIV announced

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

A UK university is playing a central role in an international consortium that has announced the development of a patch delivery system which will lower the chances of infection for those at very high risk of HIV. Read More

Getting rid of acne: Tools and techniques for extractions

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

DO you or someone you know struggle with acne? If so, one of the biggest challenges with acne is getting rid of them, and in doing so, knowing the extraction techniques and tools vital for not creating lifelong scars as a result of bad extraction techniques. Read More

Environmental chemicals may boost body weight — study

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Chemicals used in food wrappers, non-stick pan coatings, and clothing may boost body weight by interfering with metabolism, especially in women, US researchers said Tuesday. Read More



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