Fire at Myersville dump in St Elizabeth extinguished
Jamaica Gleaner

A raging fire at the Myersville Dump in St Elizabeth which started sometime after 8:00 p.m. yesterday has been put out. Regional operations manager at Southern Parks and Markets, Edward Muir, says firefighters...

Public servants urged to file statutory declarations
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Secretary Manager of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC), David Grey, is urging public servants to ensure compliance in making statutory declarations of their assets,...

Sickle-cell disease:
Jamaica Observer

Research has shown that for some patients with sickle-cell disease (SCD), the stigma they face is more troubling than the disease itself.In fact, teenagers with SCD are more likely than their peers to consider...

Soldiers connect with the cadets
Jamaica Observer

THE Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) will be offering its support to the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) with hopes of strengthening the existing programme.This development forms part of two additional youth engagement...

BOJ working to ease coin shortage
Jamaica Observer

BOJ working to ease coin shortageBY KARENA BENNETTStaff reporterbennettk@jamaicaobserver.comThe Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has said that it is working to normalise coin supply throughout the island by June, following an...

Religion & Culture | Christian, controversial, commanding: Pastor Cornelius Heyward
Jamaica Gleaner

Pastor Cornelius Heyward commands attention. With an overpowering stature and stirring vocal range, he is as authoritative as they come. He is ultraconservative, not of his own accord, but, as he says, by the command of...

United Church in Jamaica and The Cayman Islands to take a stand
Jamaica Gleaner

The United Church in Jamaica and The Cayman Islands (UCJCI) is sending a strong message to both countries in which it operates, that it is determined to take a stand against some of the major issues affecting the...

From Corn Piece to California - Clarendon daughter now assistant treasurer of Obama's party
Jamaica Gleaner

A Jamaican woman, Lorna Johnson, from Corn Piece, Clarendon, is the new assistant treasurer of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the United States.The DNC is the formal governing...

EU spends J$86m to provide six ambulances for rural health-care facilities
Jamaica Gleaner

Maternal health care in rural Jamaica received a significant boost recently with the official handover of six state-of-the-art ambulances to facilitate improved access to emergency prenatal and neonatal care.The...

On the Corner | Fiscal what? GDP who? - Maryland residents get simple language
Jamaica Gleaner

Terms such as 'primary surplus' and 'fiscal space' were replaced with 'spending more than you earn' and 'financial well-being of a government' as Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) co-chairman Keith Duncan went...

On the Corner | IMF deal must move up all Jamaicans, Maryland residents tell EPOC
Jamaica Gleaner

Residents of Maryland, a rustic community in east rural St Andrew, came with high anticipation last Thursday to hear co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Keith Duncan explain elements of the...

Where trust is being violated the Church must speak, Observer
Jamaica Observer

It is perhaps fortuitous that on the day on which I am responding to the editorial of this newspaper, there is a report within the print media that Jamaica has jumped two places to eighth on the 2017 World Press Freedom...

PHOTO: Familiar faces
Jamaica Observer

Besides the work done by the team at the Jamaica Observer to make the weekly Your Health Your Wealth magazine possible, there is also a team of health care professionals who contribute content to help keep our readers...

At 105, 'Aunt Sue' happy to be alive
Jamaica Observer

“Thanks be to God, I have no regret. My mother and father has 11 of us and I'm the only one alive; no sister, no brother and here I am. Thanks be to God,” repeated Susan Wynter, affectionately called “Aunt...

Laser hair removal: What you should know
Jamaica Observer

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. It works by targeting the hair follicle's melanin.By using the appropriate settings to focus energy on the melanin in the deep part of the hair...

'Eye-opening'
Jamaica Observer

Last Tuesday, the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston was transformed as almost 200 people converged at the venue for the first-ever Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium.With presentations from...

Cancer patients need good oral care too
Jamaica Observer

Cancer is a disease that occurs when uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in the body occurs. Radiation to the head and neck and chemotherapy for any malignancy can cause oral side effects.Preventing and managing oral...

McNeill: Water must be a priority in Westmoreland housing project
Jamaica Observer

Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland and Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, wants a firm commitment from the National Housing Trust (NHT) that a consistent supply of water will be provided when...

Wealth 500 Raising Expectations One Party At A Time
Jamaica Observer

ADVERTISEMENT POST A COMMENT HOUSE RULES 1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published. 2. Please...

#ICYMI: Observer's first health symposium
Jamaica Observer

From accessible health services to lively, informative presentations and CPR demonstrations, the Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium was definitely a hit.People came out in their numbers to make the most of...

Hospital Fear
Jamaica Observer

A string of violent attacks and threats against medical staff has created an atmosphere of fear at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, triggering a meeting that was only called after affected personnel made it clear to...

Rugged living on the streets of downtown Kingston
Jamaica Observer

Life might not have been the most polished, but it was comfortable.  His closet was filled with an assortment of desert Clark's (his preferred shoes), fitted jeans and “nice clothes” that he wouldn't dare...

Elon Thompson doing his bit to heal health sector
Jamaica Observer

Dr Elon Thompson is on a mission to do his part to ensure that sick people and the medical doctors who attend to them in the public health system understand and respect each other very well.Who is he? Meet the relatively...

This week's shutterbugs
Jamaica Gleaner

| 4:12 PM Reflections from Kingston Container Terminal on the waterfront. On the road somewhere in Jamaica. Colour of spring. Seagulls at the pier at Doctor's Cove Beach, Montego Bay. 1 2 3 4 More Stories Videos Latest...

Techno-tools for teachers | Presentations come to life with Prezi Next
Jamaica Gleaner

If you are in the classroom and you are still using PowerPoint to support your delivery, then you are generations behind the kind of dynamic and multifaceted tools available online today.This April, approximately 85...

Georgia bans funding to 'sanctuary' campuses
Jamaica Gleaner

ATLANTA (AP):Private colleges that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities would lose state funding for scholarships and research under a new Georgia law.Republican Gov Nathan Deal signed the measure on...

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