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Tufton urges J'cans to continue observing safety protocols as country lifts another restriction

With Jamaica set to lift another restriction on movement designed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reminding the population that everyone has a role to play in mitigating the risks associated with that... Read More

Uncertain future for hundreds of Jamaican teachers in US
HUNDREDS of Jamaican educators in North Carolina, USA, on the J-1 Teacher Exchange Programme are in limbo over their ability to remain in the USA and work legally, due to delays they are experiencing in obtaining a no-objection statement from the Jamaica Government.... Read More

Mixed views as coaches digest reduced Diamond League schedule
All things being equal, at least one set of local-based Jamaican athletes could be on the reduced Wanda Diamond League circuit this year.... Read More

Herb man touts COVID cure
MEDICINAL herb practitioner Carlton Bennett is calling on his fellow Jamaicans to embrace herbal medicine as a preventative and curative measure for COVID-19 and every other kind of disease. ... Read More

Eager to play

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

WITH the West Indies Test tour to England appearing likelier by the day, Jamaican batsman Jermaine Blackwood, who topped the runs chart during last season's regional four-day tournament, is eager to fire if given the opportunity. Read More

Powered by nightlife, Old Harbour longs for full reopening

BY CHARMAINE N CLARKE Managing editor clarkec@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

FOR the past four months, Lisa, who trades sex for cash, has not plied her wares. Read More

British Government hails 'sporting recovery', live events get go-ahead

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — “The British sporting recovery has begun,” the UK Government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive action behind closed doors from June 1. Read More

Drastic change, faith and a future you believe in

Jason McKAY | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

In 1944 in a village in France called Oradour, 652 civilians were murdered by a German military unit in retaliation for the killing of a German soldier by the French resistance. Read More

Jamaican doctor defends herbal medicine use

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

A 2019 report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on traditional and complementary medicine reveals that 88 per cent of member states acknowledge use of traditional herbal medicine among their population. Read More

Building a global community of health for all

Tian Qi | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

The 73rd session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) was successfully held via video link from May 18 to 19. It is of significance that this WHA was held at such a critical moment as the human race battles the novel coronavirus. Read More

Reopening the tourism gateway

Howard Gregory | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

The novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted the entire global community in terms of the illness and death it has brought to nations and its devastating impact on national and the global economies. To that extent, the engagement of strategies for controlling the spread of the virus, the... Read More


Sunday, May, 31 2020    

BLACKWOOD...I’m hoping that the tour of England will get the go-ahead and I will be selected so I can play some cricket (Photo: Observer file) Read More

English Premier League to restart June 17

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

MANCHESTER, England (AFP) — The English Premier League was given government approval on Saturday to press ahead with its June 17 restart although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing. Read More

India announces major easing of coronavirus lockdown

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India said Saturday it would begin a major relaxation of the world's biggest coronavirus lockdown from early June, even as the country saw another record rise in confirmed infections. Read More

Holness among C'bean leaders to participate in OACPS inter-sessional summit

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (CMC) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is one of two Caribbean leaders who will address the first-ever Inter-Sessional Summit of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) on transcending the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More


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