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Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia — study

Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday. Read More

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy islandwide this morning

Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that partly cloudy conditions are expected islandwide this morning. Read More

CCTV to help combat courthouse bomb threats

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

WITH concerns growing amid a string of bomb hoaxes at three courthouses — the latest occurring yesterday at the Supreme Court — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says closed-circuit television cameras that are to be installed at court complexes islandwide are to help combat these... Read More

Gov't fast-tracks new road to reduce traffic congestion

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

THE Government has decided to fast-track the construction of a new 1.4 kilometre, two-lane road to reduce the congestion between Mandela Highway in St Catherine and Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston. Read More

Mannings School in mourning after student killed

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Mannings School family was for the second time in less than a month plunged into mourning following the gun slaying of 16-year-old student, Shamar Tomlinson, at his Grange Hill, Westmoreland home yesterday morning. Read More

Sandals, Beaches Resorts eliminates single-use plastic straws and stirrers

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

SANDALS and Beaches Resorts yesterday announced the elimination of single-use plastic straws and stirrers at all its 19 properties across the Caribbean on the first day of Pollution Prevention Week. Read More

'Knee-jerk ban'

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS & BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporters | Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Wisynco Group Chairman William Mahfood says yesterday's announced ban on some categories of plastic packaging materials by the Government is a knee-jerk reaction to what is really an overall solid waste issue that needs to be addressed. Read More

Sandals sets record straight on St Lucia tax claim

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) yesterday issued a strong denial that it owes the Government of St Lucia withholding taxes and pointedly stated that a claim being made to the contrary is designed to tarnish its “good name and... Read More

Clan Carthy students receive back-to-school support from Courts, Faithful Hands

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

STUDENTS and teachers of the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston began their new school week yesterday in high spirits, thanks to Courts Jamaica, in partnership with Faithful Hands Limited who made a presentation of 120 pre-packaged school supply kits. Read More

28 Jamaicans escape fire; rescued at sea

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — Twenty-eight Jamaican sailors who escaped a fire were doing well after being rescued by the Colombian navy in the Caribbean, authorities said Saturday. Read More

Gov't says cooperation with Mexico remains excellent

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

BILATERAL relations between Jamaica and Mexico have fostered excellent cooperation across a wide range of areas critical to national development in the two countries. Read More

Phillips chides US, some European countries for 'racist' immigration policies

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips last Thursday chided the United States and some European countries for immigration policies which he described as racist. Read More

Tech bytes

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Samsung sets new Galaxy device launch for October Read More

Cryptocurrencies: our best and worst friend

BY DR DAVID WALCOTT Managing Partner and COO, Infiniti Partnership Inc | Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

This is the first in a series of articles in which Tech Beach Retreat will open the conversation on various emerging technologies ahead of its upcoming summit in Montego Bay, St James, from November 29 to December 1, 2018. Tech Beach is on a mission to spark an... Read More

Florence flooding spreads as storm heads north-east

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

NORTH CAROLINA, USA (AP) — Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people mostly cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters and boat pulled people from homes swamped by swollen... Read More



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