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Work to improve agriculture in Clarke's honour, Kellier pleads

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:00
BETHEL TOWN, Westmoreland — Acting Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Derrick Kellier has called on agricultural stakeholders to continue working diligently for the improvement of the sector in honour of the late Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke.

Charles pumps CDF money into education, health care

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:00
VETERAN parliamentarian Pearnel Charles Snr reiterated his commitment to education and health care, with last Sunday's hosting of the annual North Central Clarendon/Pearnel Charles Health Fair at the Sir Donald Sangster Community Centre, in Summerfield, on the outskirts of Chapelton in the parish.

Mother-father duo paves way for kids

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:00
BORN out of a desire to do business but with absolutely no expertise in the area, a mother-father duo, who are the owners of Father Bull Restaurant, Bar and Jerk Centre is committed to laying the foundation so their children can one day operate a regional company.

Getting to know... Francine White

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:00
Over the next few weeks, the Sunday Observer will share the stories of each challenger, how they got to where they are and their commitment to becoming better versions of themselves.


Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:00
LIME employee Denise McDonald (second right) closes her eyes as nurse Audrey McDowe-Reid prepares her for blood donation at the LIME Foundation Blood Drive at its Half-Way-Tree Road offices in St Andrew, on Friday. McDonald's colleague Marline Young (second left) holds her hand while Igol Allen (left), blood donor organiser at the National Blood Transfusion Service, and LIME Foundation Chairman Errol Miller look on.

Drama in court over five panties

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:30
A common-law couple and their male neighbour who all got involved in a fight over five panties that were reportedly hung on a line over the neigbour's door, brought high drama to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last week.

Disrespect, class bias cited in Mario Deane's death

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:30
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — For Raymond Pryce, the shocking death of 31-year-old Mario Deane after he was beaten in a St James lock-up reflected the disregard by some police personnel for ordinary people as well as the need to decriminalise ganja.

ALS: The condition behind #icebucketchallenge

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:30
AMYOTROPHIC lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a medical condition that affects the motor neurone, that is nerve cells, in the brain and spinal cord, which are responsible for voluntary movement of muscle.

Healthy snacks for back to school

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:30
BACK-TO-SCHOOL season is here. Many parents, relatives and caregivers have been busy preparing for the new term and stocking up on essentials such as new uniforms or clothes, shoes, sports gear, stationery, books and e-learning tools, as well as various gadgets. As important as these items are, let us not forget that good nutrition, adequate sleep and exercise are also key to child development and learning.

'Take 5'

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:30
THIS summer is hot and the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is taking a refreshing approach to drug awareness and public education, surprising commuters and pedestrians all over by popping up, unannounced and serving them a thirst-quenching non-alcoholic drink while sharing useful drug information.

Ferguson warns of sanctions

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:30
MINISTER of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson has said that sanctions will be levied against health workers if they are found guilty of unprofessional conduct towards patients while under their care in any health facility islandwide.

Whatever Alrick Hugh Davis did, he did it well

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:05
FOR what is it for a man to die but to stand up in the wind and melt in the sun?

Remembering the man Randolph Ebenezer Laing

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:05
RANDOLPH Ebenezer Laing made his final transition recently and was hailed for his 97 years of sterling contribution to nation building at the Falmouth United Church in Trelawny last month.

UPDATE - Two persons dead not four in Ocho Rios accident, while two persons in critical condition

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:04
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE can now report that two persons are dead and another two are in critical condition following a motor vehicle accident along the Dunn's River main road in Ocho Rios this evening, August 30.

Four killed in Ocho Rios accident

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:57
ST ANN, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE has just been informed that four people were killed this evening in a three vehicle collision in Ocho Rios.

British brain tumour boy found in Spain: police

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:39
MADRID, Spain (AFP) - Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical consent, has been found in Spain with his parents, who have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.

Boko Haram kill scores in captured Nigeria town: witnesses

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:35
KANO, Nigeria 2014 (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen have killed scores of residents in a Nigerian town on the border with Cameroon that they captured in recent raids, witnesses told AFP on Saturday.

Hundreds protest in town where US black teen was slain

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:31
FERGUSON, USA 2014 (AFP) - More than 1,000 protesters marched Saturday in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, peacefully reprising recent demonstrations over the shooting this month of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, US media reported.

US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:27
WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) - The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm.

PHOTO: KC defeat St George’s 1-0 in Roper Cup

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:34
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kingston College’s Manning Cup team defeated St George’s 1-0 in the schoolboy match of the Roper Cup competition today, Saturday, August 30.