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Dietary fat is good? Dietary fat is bad? Coming to consensus

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Which is better, a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet — or is it the type of fat that matters? Read More

Errol's experience

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

YOU hear his hearty laugh long before his body comes into full view — a laugh that swells in intensity as he pauses to greet 'family members' in the hallways of the place he has called home for over 50 years. Read More

Foundation tackles period poverty

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

AN average of 24 girls in 29 high schools across Jamaica request sanitary products each day from guidance counsellors, according to the head of a foundation that gives primary focus to female reproductive health. Read More

The Kiln-dom of Nakazzi Hutchinson

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

On Wednesday, December 12 Supreme Ventures director Steven Hudson hosted “an evening of exquisite art” featuring the works of Nakazzi Hutchinson. Hutchinson is a sculptor, painter and interior designer who also sees herself as an inventor. “I invented the process of the... Read More

Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

KATOWICE, Poland (AFP) — Nations today struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming. Read More

Money, sex, power

Tony Robinson | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

If money go before,All ways do lie open.— Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, II, 2 Then everything includes itself in power, Read More

Today's horoscope — December 16, 2018

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, December 16, 2018: This year you might not be as generous as you have been in the past. You feel a need for more self-discipline in your life, but at times you will return to your overindulgent ways. If you are single, several people would like to be involved with you. Read More

Midwife faces jail for feeding stray dogs

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AFP) — A Montenegrin animal rights activist faces jail as she has no money to pay a fine for feeding the stray dogs she has been taking care of over the past 20 years. Read More

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has decided to formally recognise west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. Read More

Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church, officials said. Read More

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's long-time personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him “would... Read More

Tear gas on the Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

PARIS (AP) — Tear gas billowed Saturday across the protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris and a water cannon shot a frigid stream at the crowd on the fifth-straight weekend of protests by France's “yellow vest”... Read More

$100 million for Alpha Campus redevelopment

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says a sum of $100 million will be provided towards the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus in Kingston.The money, to come from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will be disbursed over a five-year period. Read More

Killer of Portia's bodyguard convicted for murder

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

THE man who shot and killed former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's bodyguard 11 years ago was yesterday convicted of murder, and is to be sentenced on January 25 of next year in the Home Circuit Court. Read More

Jamaica says CCJ a critical aspect of regional integration movement

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

JAMAICA'S Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte says that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is a critical component in the regional integration movement and the functioning of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME). Read More



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