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Pepsi CEO to visit ‘Champs’ as guest of KC

CAREY... wants to sit with the Jamaican people   Pepsi

Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico Inc North America Albert P “Al” Carey will visit the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championship (Champs) for the first time when the event is held later this week. Carey, 64, will be guest of Kingston College, which, along with Jamaica College ... Read More

PHILLIPS ... takes over as fifth PNP President Peter Phillips becomes PNP President today
Peter David Phillips will become the fifth President of the People’s National Party by acclama ... Read More

Author Paul Buchanan (left) shows the Jamaica Observer’s Executive Editor Vernon Davidson a section of his latest book Jones Town Trench Town :the journey back when he called on Davidson at the newspaper’s Beechwood Avenue, St Andrew, offices last week. (Bryan Cummings) Former MP Buchanan to launch second book Tuesday
Former Member of Parliament Paul Buchanan will launch his second book ‘Jones Town Trench Town ... Read More

CHARLES JNR ... we understand that facilities are needed (karl mclarty) UK prison deal not Government priority, says Charles Jnr
Minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jnr, has said that the Gover ... Read More

Hugh Shearer — A rare human being

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

When I think of Hugh Shearer, my mind goes back to Fidel Castro’s 1976 visit to Jamaica. On a faraway day, Fidel was scheduled to speak at a PNP rally at Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, and as ‘young socialists’ we considered the meeting a mandatory pilgrimage. Leaving Kingston with a carload of Comrades all fired up with ‘revolutionary zeal’, our thoughts were fully focused on our rendezvous with ‘greatness’. However, my aging Mercedes Benz, with its ... Read More

The Fraser brothers — dedication and depth

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

There were other medical practitioners like the Fraser brothers, whose amazing mother Ivy Ducille not only fathered them but emphasised the primacy of education and the sense of service that has characterised their adult lives. Moving from Manchester as children, all three boys grew up on Columbus Road, Trench Town, and attended Jones Town Primary, Kingston College and UWI. Firstly, Dr Wayne Fraser, the eldest, graduated from UWI with the MBBS, specialising in family medicine; Dr Ray Fraser t ... Read More

Junior Lincoln of Metcalf Street

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

Joseph ‘Junior’ Lincoln, housing developer of Metcalf Street, deserves special mention for his promotion of Jamaican music, showcasing all the major proponents of rocksteady and reggae. As a definitive ‘streetman’ and dance promoter from age 13, he would have been present during all the musical currents and movements of the period. He was the first black man to promote a reggae concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, a long way from his dance promotions at Forresters ... Read More

The medical practitioners of Jones Town and Trench Town

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

A number of medical doctors also arose from this area of excellence. There was Dr Warren F Blake, an orthopedic surgeon who lived at New Lincoln Road, Benbow Street and attended Chetolah Park Primary and Kingston College. Dr Blake, the 1964 Government Scholar, went on to UWI and now consults at public and private hospitals. In 2012, he became the president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and head of the Medical Committee. Present too was Dr Winston Delahaye, also of Ne ... Read More

Rhodes Scholars of the era

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

Most astonishingly, in addition to Professor Basil Burke, the Centenary Scholar in natural sciences and Jamaica Government Scholars Locksley Comrie, Easton Douglas and Dr Warren Blake, Jones Town Trench Town and its immediate environs, a very small space of earth, less than a thousand square metres, would nurture and produce five Rhodes Scholars in just over a decade, provide the primary school base for a sixth and accommodate another. Firstly, there was the Wolmerian, Hector Wynter of Brentfor ... Read More

Man punches woman after suspecting he was getting ‘bun’

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, March 26, 2017    

A man who punched his girlfriend several times in the face because he suspected that she was cheating on him was advised by the judge last week in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court that instead of abusing the woman he should have considered leaving the relationship. “If you are with someone and you suspect that they are cheating, it’s probably time for your to move on,” Senior Parish Judge Andrea Pettigrew-Collins advised O’Neil Robinson when he appeared in court f ... Read More

Meanwhile, stem cell therapy helps men with erectile dysfunction

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Men unable to have an erection after prostate surgery enjoyed normal intercourse thanks to stem cell therapy, scientists were to report Saturday at a medical conference in London. In first-phase clinical trials, eight out of 15 continent men suffering from erectile dysfunction had sex six months after the one-time treatment, without recourse to drugs or penile implants. The positive result showed no signs of flagging during a subsequent year-long monitoring period. ... Read More

Stem cell treatments can go wrong

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, March 26, 2017    

A doctor draws medicine into a syringe. (Observer file)

Stem cells are the foundation of all our body cells before they differentiate to become specialised cells that grow into our tissues and organs, such as kidney cells, muscle cells, nerve cells, and so on. They commonly come from two sources: The embryo (embryonic stem cells formed in early development after the human egg is fertilised by a sperm); and adult tissue (adult stem cells, such as those existing in bone marrow to later differentiate to form red blood cells, white blood cells and other ... Read More

Church of the Nazarene ready to build lives

BY NIBBIAN MORGAN Sunday Observer writer | Sunday, March 26, 2017    

The Church of the Nazarene located at Ranch, and sandwiched by the popular St Mary communities of Clonmel to the south and Highgate to the north, is finally completed and ready for dedication after 11 years of construction. “We have come thus far and we are grateful to God for the development of this building to fulfil the purpose for which it was constructed for,” Reverend Ronald Grey told the Jamaica Observer in an interview recently. Starting to meet essentially as a mission in ... Read More

Acne-induced hyperpigmentation

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, March 26, 2017    

Before and after acne laser treatments.

Just the thought of acne can be stressful for most, but to know that even after the acne has subsided one is left with post-traumatic hyperpigmentation can be a reason for concern. When the skin encounters a wound, the immune system kicks in and works to repair the damage, often causing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. People who suffer from acne often experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and are left with dark spots on their skin where the blemishes associated with acne were once ... Read More



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