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Do you snore?

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
YOU might’ve been told by a bed partner that you snore, but did you know that snoring is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Ganja takes centre stage at International Diabetes Conference

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
CO-CHAIRMAN of the University Diabetes Outreach Programme (UDOP), Dr Alverston Bailey, last week described ganja as the “healing of the nation” while briefing the media on the 22nd International Diabetes Conference, which is set for this week in Montego Bay, St James.

Alcohol: Risk factor for oral cancer

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
ALCOHOL is the common term for ethanol or ethyl alcohol, a chemical substance found in beer, wine, and liquor, as well as in some medicines, mouthwashes, household products, and essential oils, which are scented liquids taken from plants.

Sleep apnea and surgery

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
CHIEF resident in the section of anaesthesia and intensive care at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Dr Deborah Douglas, says patients presenting for surgical procedures who also have obstructive sleep apnea pose a unique challenge for anaesthetists.

Police want study on effects of dancehall music on crime

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
Police commissioner Dr Carl Williams says the High Command would be willing to support a detailed study of the link between violent dancehall lyrics and crime, because the police are convinced that the two are not unrelated.

Rain devastates Portland

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
SEAMAN’S VALLEY, Portland — Heavy rains in east Portland Thursday night into Friday destroyed farm crops in Seaman’s Valley and Bellevue and damaged vital infrastructure, including roads.

Pearnel sticking to his wig

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
Don’t expect new Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles to throw his wig (also referred to as cap) in the garbage any time soon.

Vendors mum as police continue search for gunmen who killed 3 at Charles Gordon Market

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James police have stepped up their search for the two gunmen who killed three men Friday night at the Charles Gordon Market here.

Police hold two in Mandeville businessman’s killing

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
The police have taken two persons into custody in relation to last Sunday’s murder of popular Manchester businessman Trevor Meikle, which occurred during the widespread power outage.

AMCHAM movie premiere now at Carib Cinema

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
The American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM) will host the very first viewing of the Jesse Owens biopic, RACE in Jamaica tomorrow, April 25, at Carib Cinema at 8:20 pm. This will come under the distinguished patronage of and in partnership with home-grown track superstar, Ambassador Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Police beg for passage of new Traffic Act

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
The new Road Traffic Act that is yet to be passed in Parliament, despite the increasing carnage and indiscipline on the nation’s roads, has come into sharp focus again, with the police insisting that they are writing hundreds of thousands of tickets each year, but with very little impact due to the gaps in the legislation.

Break-ins worry Manchester residents

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester – For some residents in Manchester, home security alarm systems and burglar bars have not been able to faze criminals.

Man tells court he broke into house because he wanted to sleep

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
There was laughter in the St Andrew Parish Court last Tuesday when a St Mary man who was caught trying to break into a man’s home in Kingston, said he was doing so in order to sleep.

Top gospel acts for St Luke’s Church fund-raiser

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
Some of Jamaica’s leading gospel acts will join others in a fund-raising concert at Jamaica College, St Andrew, this afternoon to provide for the poor and distressed.

Troubled with acne?

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
Acne is basically formed when a pore in your skin becomes blocked with dead skin cells or oil, creating a nice little home for acne bacteria. Acne comes in many forms so understanding what type of acne you have will help you select the most effective treatment to get clear skin fast.

Learning the ropes

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
The Observer played host to a group of grade 11 students from Central High School last Wednesday. The students, who travelled from May Pen, Clarendon, learned firsthand about different types of writing, the editorial and advertising processes, and toured some of the newspaper’s key departments. Here, they record the occasion in the company of one of their teachers, Juliet Jackson (right). (Photo: Antonio Graham)

More on Constitutional Reform

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
Aspects of constitutional reform have been included in the proposed plan of work for the administration of Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Thus, in addition to placing various constitutional law issues in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) manifesto, the Prime Minister has mentioned specific targets for constitutional reform in the course of his public presentations in the first 37 days.

911 caller who found 2 of 8 bodies: ‘There’s blood all over’

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — An out-of-breath caller who found two of the eight slain members of an Ohio family told a 911 dispatcher in a quavering voice that “there’s blood all over the house”.

Trump’s cries of ‘rigged’ system shift blame for his losses

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) — Donald Trump keeps hammering away at Republican insiders even as campaign aides are gingerly courting those same officials.

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:00
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AFP)— Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pressured German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union (EU) officials yesterday to deliver on a promise of visa-free travel for Turkish citizens key to the success of a migrant deal.

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