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Public approval for security forces

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

More Jamaicans approve of the job that the security forces have been doing in recent times than those who disapprove. At the same time, the majority of those polled say that the police should be tougher on people suspected of committing crimes. Read More

Five sets of twins!

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Amid the recent baby-snatching incidents and debate on abortion comes the curious case of Kerry-Ann Anderson — a woman who has given birth to five sets of fraternal twins, four of which she had consecutively. Read More

Keeping the weight OFF!

BY Fitz-George Rattray | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

You knew how important it was to lose the extra weight, you started a programme, did the work, perhaps even exercised regularly and took the weight off. Now slowly but surely the weight has come or is coming back on. Even when you believe you are doing your best, the weight just keeps... Read More

Peart confident digitisation will level turf for Mayberry

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

MAYBERRY Investments Ltd is confident that when it becomes fully digitised, the financial turf will be levelled and the company's fortunes will take an even greater positive leap. Read More

NLS provides art solutions for local artists

SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

What comes to mind when you think of Caribbean art? Read More

Cuba: US military adventure against Venezuela must be stopped

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

The following is a statement from the government of Cuba regarding the latest situation in the South American country of Venezuela:  Read More

Security guard steals woman's phone then demands sex

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

A security guard, who held up a woman in downtown Kingston with a knife and stole her phone and then tried to blackmail her for sex with videos that he found on the phones, was remanded for sentencing when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last... Read More

WALTON BYBON CROOKS

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

ROSE HALL, St James — Prominent entertainment entrepreneur Walton Bybon Crooks was remembered for shaping the entertainment landscape in western Jamaica during the recent service of thanksgiving for his life at Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St... Read More

New ways of curbing mosquito population

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Insect-borne illnesses are increasing across the globe, and the insects that carry them are also spreading and getting harder to kill. As a result, scientists have been looking for new, high-tech ways to prevent these insects from spreading those diseases. New technologies are needed... Read More

Photo: MEMBERS MINGLE

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Business relationship and sales manager at JN Bank, Michelle Hines converses with Leon Thomas (second left), mayor of Portmore, during a recent members mingle hosted by JNBank at Arcadia Gardens in St Catherine. Looking on are Troy Bygrave (left), business relationship and sales manager,... Read More

New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

A n MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with t ype 2 diabetes have to give themselves every... Read More

Oestrogen and controlling Type 2 diabetes

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which oestrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Read More

PHOTO: UNRULY TAXI

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

The driver of this taxi could not wait on this truck, so he tried to squeeze through limited space along Water Lane in downtown Kingston last Thursday and ended up damaging his car and scraping the truck. The taxi driver, who admitted to being 'wrong' said he thought that the truck was... Read More

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The US Air Force began flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border on Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival to leadership of the South American nation. Read More

Show your teeth some love this Valentine's weekend

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

 Do you love your teeth? We mean, really love them. Do you appreciate all that they do for you? Are you really grateful that you have them, no matter how much trouble they may be giving you now? Read More



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