Jamaica

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — In the ongoing hunt for more effective weapons against malaria, international researchers said last Thursday they are exploring a pathway that has until now been little studied — killing parasites in the liver, before the illness emerges.

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AN international forensic pathologist on Friday testified that there was no evidence to suggest that the man who was allegedly shot dead by three policemen in Clarendon seven years ago was shot at close range.Corporal Kevin Adams, Constable Carl Bucknor, and District Constable Howard Brown, who were assigned to the May Pen Police Station, are currently on trial in the Home Circuit Court for the alleged murder of Andrew Bisson.

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YOU are going to work to get the things in life you need. You will put everything into your career, business, job, or profession; everything else be damned. And when you have nothing left, you will just curl up and pack it in.

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National Bakery gave its customers an early Christmas gift yesterday with the opening of a brand new wholesale outlet on Balmoral Avenue in St Andrew.The approximately 6,500-sq-ft facility represents an investment of just over $220 million and now makes shopping more convenient.

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WOMEN experiencing signs of breast cancer vary in how they value, use, and trust 'Dr Google' when making sense of their symptoms, a new study in the journal Health, Risk & Society reports.

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OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Right-wing protesters opposed to Canada joining a UN pact for better regulating worldwide migration clashed yesterday with pro-immigration groups in the biting cold outside Parliament.An estimated 200 members of far-right groups and 100 counter-protesters lobbed expletive-laced insults at each other on the snow-covered lawn, resulting in one arrest.

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COLLEGE STATION, United States (AFP) — Former US president George H W Bush, remembered as much for his legacy of service as his impact on history, was buried last Thursday (December 6, 2018), capping days of tribute from a nation that briefly set aside political divisions to honour him.

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National Bakery's annual trade show, A Jamaican Made Christmas, turned out 100 of Jamaica's most promising young entrepreneurs. Among them were first-time exhibitors who demonstrated innovation in various fields.The Jamaica Observer talked with some of them during the two-day event held at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last month. Nutsie's Treats

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Life has been extremely difficult for residents of three St Andrew districts — Penfield, Mount Industry, and Sugar Loaf — in hilly terrain above Gordon Town.People, they complain, have died, and farmers have a hard time getting their crops to market all because of poor roads and decaying bridges that restrict their access to vital services, such as transportation and garbage collection.

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Among the issues to be discussed when members of the Jamaica Micro Finance Association (JaMFA) meet at Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday, is the urgent need to complete the parliamentary process for the Data Protection Bill.

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Residents of Strathmore Gardens, Spanish Town, are angry over deplorable road conditions in their community which, they say, contributed to a young man with special needs being attacked and robbed by criminals as he walked home two weeks ago.

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Cabinet has approved the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation's (KSAMC) plan to sell 29 East Kings House Road to Kenneth Loshusan Sons Limited, owners of the Losushan Supermarket in Barbican, St Andrew, for $90 million.Robert Hill, CEO of the KSAMC, told the November meeting of KSAMC Finance Committee that Cabinet has approved the transaction and that the sales agreement would soon be finalised.

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday toured police lock-ups in Denham Town, Spanish Town and Freeport, Montego Bay — where enhanced security measures are in force — and said he was satisfied that the facilities are up to scratch. However, he acknowledged that there is room for improvement.

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IT'S easy to get carried away this Christmas with eating and drinking when you're in a celebratory mood. One glass of eggnog and slice of Christmas cake can quickly turn to four, and those pounds you worked so hard all year to take off can return to stay like an unwanted, unexpected visitor.

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IT'S the most wonderful time of the year! But with holiday shopping, traffic, long supermarket lines, and all your relatives in one place, that happy holiday spirit is soon replaced with a hectic holiday stress.Instead of singing carols or wrapping gifts, you could find yourself spending the holiday in a hospital suffering from a stroke or heartache, caused by the pressure the season can bring.

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RAINFOREST Seafoods staged its annual Christmas treat at its head office on Slipe Road, St Andrew yesterday. The event, held in conjunction with National Baking Company, attracted a largenumber of parents and children from neighbouring communities. Here are a few photo highlights.

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has advised manufacturers and distributors of sugar-sweetened drinks that their products must comply with the Government's guidelines for beverages in schools if they want to remain competitive in the local market.

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One of Buju Banton's first wish on his return to the island Friday night was to spend quality time with his family, according to the Grammy award-winning deejay's producer, manager, mentor, and friend Donovan Germain.

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GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said last Friday, demanding global action.

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'Tis one thing to be tempted,Another thing to fall.— Shakespeare Temptation is the fireThat brings up the scumOf the heart.— Shakespeare

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Christmas came early for Scotiabank, Scotia Insurance, and Scotia Investment clinetele, who were feted urban party style in L & M at the Worthington, Spanish Court hotel last Thursday night. In one year, the Scotia Group has seen a 10 per cent increase in the Scotia Investment loan portfolio, and that, according to Scotiabank President and CEO David Noel, was reason enough for Scotiabank board members and executives to engage their loyal customers and investors, which included...

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Doctors in Brazil who brought about the first-ever birth with a uterus transplant from a dead donor say they have two more women waiting to undergo the same procedure.“All the patients that were part of this initial group have already been selected. They have already undergone in vitro fertilisation,” one of the physicians, Dani Ejzenberg, told AFP last Thursday.

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Detainees in one of the three states of emergency (SOE) now in place across the island yesterday had mixed reactions to a visit to the facility by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and a government team.Holness and his team visited the detention centre...

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WESTERN BUREAU:In St James, Prime Minister Andrew Holness admitted that more could have been done to improve the conditions of holding facilities at the Freeport Police Station where detainees are being held under the state of emergency (SOE)."So...

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Absenteeism among adolescent mothers has always been a concern for the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF). However, with the introduction of virtual classes, this issue could become a thing of the past.The WCJF Virtual CSEC programme,...

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Robberies have deflected attention from murder and gang activity in the community of Harbour View in east Kingston, according to the police, who have been conducting numerous covert operations to clamp down on thieves in the area.Subofficer in...

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The nominees for the Best Reggae Album category for the 61st annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday. They are:ï Reggae Forever - Etanaï As The World Turns - Black Uhuruï Rebellion Rises - Ziggy Marleyï A Matter of Time - Protojeï 44/876 -...

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The new road traffic legislation was passed by the Senate yesterday, four years after it was first proposed.The Road Traffic Act 2018, which will repeal and replace the Road Traffic Act 1938, will now go to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen to be...

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WESTERN BUREAU:Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, says that the auditor general's damning report, which alleges nepotism and breaches of operating standards at Petrojam, is hostile to the objectives of Vision 2030."...

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Preparations were in high gear yesterday for the return of dancehall and reggae artiste Buju Banton at his Gargamel Recording Studio, which is located off Red Hills Road in St Andrew.A woman was seen busily wiping down the walls, while technicians...