Photo: FORESTRY'S EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Jamaica Observer

The Forestry Department's Employee of the Year Christopher Marshall, beams with pridealongside director, Human Resource Management and Development Branch, Novelette Anderson, while collecting his award during the...

Red Flag!
Jamaica Observer

DESPITE decades-long prevention and treatment efforts, cardiovascular (CV) disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide.Early detection of CV disease can allow for interventions to prevent heart attack and...

What's the likely future of the People's National Party?
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica has changed. Driving from Savanna-la-Mar to Kingston after 7:00 on any given night, one cannot fail to notice the closed shops, once thriving bars now battered up, and the eerie absence of the inviting fruit...

'Banker' in hot water over partner draw
Jamaica Observer

A 'banker' who failed to hand over a partner draw to one of her participants will have to get a lawyer.Shakera Dixon pleaded not guilty to fraudulent conversion when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court...

Religion & Culture | False preachers - Alarming number of spiritual teachers deceiving their followers
Jamaica Gleaner

“There is no guru (spiritual teacher). You have to believe in yourself. You’ve got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It’s all down to you.”  -John Lennon With a Tikal (red mark)...

A Matter of Land | How do I help my landlocked neighbour?
Jamaica Gleaner

Good day, readers. Today we respond to another question from one of our readers. Here is the question and the answer. Season's greetings, Mr Francis

Health + Tech | Location optional - Healthcare management anywhere, anytime using remote connections
Jamaica Gleaner

Traditionally, we think of going to a brick-and-mortar establishment when we want to visit a health professional either in a private practice or at a public facility. But times are changing as access becomes more open...

Trisha Williams-Singh | Purposeful in pursuit of excellence - ECC committed to quality development of Jamaica's children
Jamaica Gleaner

Last year, the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) embarked on a thrust to implement creative, cost-effective solutions.The measures were geared at maximising efficiency, productivity, and forging stronger...

'Self-doubt, culture fuelling fortune-teller rush'
Jamaica Gleaner

Theologian the Reverend Dr Garnett Roper is adamant that the many fortune tellers now operating in Jamaica is a reinforcement of Jamaicans' belief in things that are fake, and the lack of self-worth by many persons in the...

COK ups its customer experience
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne,I really need your help. On January 24, 2017, I visited the Montego Bay branch of COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union to set up a payroll deduction. While I was doing so, I was introduced to the CUNA...

Cuba and Ja: 45 years of fruitful relations
Jamaica Observer

On December 8, 1972, four brave and independent Caribbean nations — Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago — ended the isolation of Cuba from the rest of the world by establishing diplomatic...

Divine intervention... what's that?
Jamaica Observer

Carpe diem! Seize the day! Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, more popularly known as Horace, is credited with this, one of the oldest and most popular phrases in western history. It has been interpreted by some as a...

Hero-worship, corruption, and the media
Jamaica Observer

In a recent column, entitled 'Alternative facts, half-truths and honour', published on December 10, 2017, I argued that the defining character of the US President Donald Trump's personality and presidency is the capacity...

Don't bank on it
Jamaica Observer

For I can raise no money by vile means.By Heaven, I had rather coin my heart,And drop my blood in drachmas.— Shakespeare, Julius Caesar 

POKAR CHANDIRAM CHATANI: Believed in helping those in need; a caring father and husband
Jamaica Observer

Pokar Chandiram Chatani was remembered as a philanthropist, a good father and husband, and a man of God. Last Monday, the Cathedral of the most Holy Trinity in Kingston (North Street) overflowed with family and friends...

St Ann ministry providing spiritual, emotional support for women
Jamaica Observer

When the Proclaiming: Beauty For Ashes Women's Ministry hosted its prayer breakfast in celebration of its seventh anniversary earlier this month, over 80 women from several parishes attended.

Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy raises baby's heart-defect risk
Jamaica Observer

HIGHER blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby's risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do not have diabetes, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of...

How social networking keeps people healthy
Jamaica Observer

HAVE you ever wanted to tell someone about a tough day at work or scary medical news, but felt nervous about calling a friend to share what's going on?

Obeah Or Astrology?
Jamaica Observer

YOU see the advertisements promising remedies to all your problems — sickness, wealth, legal matters — they fix it all. But are Indian astrologers operating in Jamaica in contravention of the nation's laws?

Marcos James living his dream as a young actor of class
Jamaica Observer

At an early age, Marcos James endorsed and embraced Wallace Stegner's profound quote: “Talent can't be taught, but it can be awakened”.The multi-talented actor, model and performer credits much of his success to...

'Your Miles Matter' racking up support for charity
Jamaica Observer

DRIVERS islandwide have rallied behind the Hyundai Jamaica 'Your Miles Matter' campaign, recording more than 564 miles of the 900-mile target since the campaign launched on November 11.The test drives have racked up...

Scientists pinpoint gene
Jamaica Observer

A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation in a particular gene may be to blame for the lower survival rate of patients diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer.

Christmas madness, rat and crowd
Jamaica Observer

Friends , fi wi Jamaican people run mad (27) at Christmas time. The place is just like rats (15) running wild after new-found freedom. Heavy traffic, crowded (25) shopping areas, and people selling all type of plastic...

A different kind of centenarian
Jamaica Observer

SHE is not your average centenarian. Clarice Peylado has not been slowed by age and is in fact still very active. Peylado celebrated her 100th birthday last Wednesday at her St Thomas home with friends and family.Though...

Poems
Jamaica Gleaner

Global WarmingGlobal Warmingis doing collateral damageto the environmentthrashing our roadwaysbyways blocking everyconceivable access pointThere is no suit fittingfor Global Warmingthreatening heavy downfallsflooding our...

Journey into Jamaica's heritage
Jamaica Gleaner

Last week, we featured a contemporary home-made box truck made from recycled juice boxes, straws and string. This week we are showcasing an old wooden toy truck. Research has shown that wooden toys have been around since...

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