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Observer Business Leader Award gets new home

THE AC Marriott Hotel will be the new home for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation and banquet, replacing the Jamaica Pegasus hotel which has hosted the annual gala event for all but two of its 21 iterations. Read More

JN Group celebrates CEO Jarrett's achievements
Jamaica National Group yesterday celebrated the achievements of its CEO Earl Jarrett.... Read More

Hanover mass murder convicts get life in prison
Two men who were found guilty of murdering six members of a family in Hanover three years ago were on Friday sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole after 80 years.... Read More

Please help me get my son back
A St Elizabeth woman is asking the Government to help her get her son back from her husband of 11 years who, she said, sold their assets, moved back to his native India, and has alienated her from her nine-year-old son after she asked for a divorce.... Read More

Watch out for foodborne diseases this holiday

Dr Wendy-Gaye Thomas, MD | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

J amaica's recent suspension of the importation of romaine lettuce from the United States, because of the outbreak of E coli bacteria in lettuce in 11 US states, brings into sharp focus the fact that we are entering into a season of high consumption. Read More

Dangerous decision

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Executive editor — publications davidsonv@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday disclosed that 20 of the 75 individuals still detained under the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James are some of the most dangerous criminals in the country, and said that the Opposition's vote against extending the... Read More

They used to harass tourists, now they're trained tour guides

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Observer staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) reports that there has been a reduction in the level of visitor harassment at the Falmouth port in Trelawny following the implementation of a social intervention programme which has sought to reform harassers and include them in the... Read More

Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

HELSINKI, Finland (AFP) — Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world ' s first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could cause a global food... Read More

Tourism sector increasing demand and consumption of local produce

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

The Tourism Linkages Network has been reaping success through its efforts at strengthening the relationship between the tourism and the agricultural sectors, resulting in an increase in the demand and consumption of local produce by the hospitality industry. Read More

Is your teen stressed?

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders. Read More

You don't have to sacrifice your life to make a living

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTARY | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

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Creating new movement patterns post-injury

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Do you have pain in your body? Does it ache at the end of the day? Do you have a niggle that you get “treated” that just seems to keep coming back? Any of these are a sign that your body is not functioning efficiently. There is an imbalance, weak muscles, strong muscles,... Read More

KFC's $200-m investment creates over 50 jobs in Trelawny

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@ jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelwany — Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ) opened its 36th KFC restaurant in Jamaica yesterday and disclosed that an additional three are to be opened on the island next year as part of the company's thrust to expand business and create more... Read More

World's leaders must rescue and fix the global system

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

A presentation to the Imperial Springs International Forum held in Guangzhou, China, December 10-11.  Read More

What's on your holiday list?

wih Michelle Vernon | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

'Tis the season to be jolly so treat yourself or a loved one to something they will appreciate. With family functions, office parties, and New Year's Eve gatherings right around the corner, everyone wants to look their best without the downtime. To achieve the best results with any skin... Read More



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