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Woman who lived under bridge for over 20 years weds

BY RENAE DIXON Staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

When Lavern Edwards Ricketts, popularly called Bev, had her wedding recently it was supposed to be a small, private event. Read More

An advocate's perspective: Minority groups & HIV

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Pursuing your passion can mean different things to different people, but no matter your definition, it seems people always have a reason they can't do it. Read More

Unravelling lupus

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and... Read More

Early budget tabling this year, as Smith hands in resignation

With Balford Henry | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

The House of Representatives will resume meetings on Tuesday, January 23, after a lengthy Christmas break.However, the agenda for the sitting will certainly not require a vote on the issue of the state of emergency declared in St James on Thursday. Read More

Call for Caricom to give ganja green light '

BY NAZMA MULLER Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — “Hey, Indian, yuh want some high grade?” Read More

PHOTOS: FAREWELL, ENID BENNETT!

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Monsignor Kenneth Richards administers incense over the casket containing the remains of former Member of Parliament Enid Bennett during her funeral service held at the St Helen's Roman Catholic Church, Linstead, St Catherine yesterday. Below, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force begin the... Read More

Domestic violence in ZOSO

By Racquel Porter | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Not even the presence of the joint security forces in Denham Town could prevent Karen Robinson from wounding a minor.Robinson pleaded “guilty with explanation” to a charge of unlawful wounding. Read More

Five shot, 1 dead in St James

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — One man was shot and killed and at least five others injured during a funeral for alleged Quarry, Glendevon 'area leader' Oshane “Ganda” Duhaney, in that inner-city community of St James, yesterday. Read More

The rise of Revivalism in Jamaica

SHALMAN SCOTT | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Revivalists are known widely as Revival Zion, Zionist, Revival and Pocomania — a blend of Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal beliefs and practices with modified African beliefs and practices added. Read More

Travel advisory to a city gone mad

BY JASON MCKAY | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

A crisis is defined as a time of intense difficulty or danger. The recent Level Two Travel Advisory by the United States of America speaks specifically to visitors coming to a high-risk zone and our authorities having no ability to contain the risk. The limited state of emergency cements... Read More

Thieves, weapons and the loss of money

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Friends, something has to be sacrificed. Read More

Can't find nobody

Tony Robinson | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Albeit I will confess thy father's wealthWas the first motive that I woo'd thee, Anne:Yet, wooing thee, I found thee of more valueThan stamps in gold or sums of sealed bags. Read More

The facts about ganja in Jamaica

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

When the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015 came into effect on April 15, 2015, new provisions were put in place regarding the possession and smoking of ganja, use of ganja by persons of the Rastafarian faith, and use of ganja for medical, therapeutic and scientific... Read More

Caricom: The people say 'legalise it'

BY NAZMA MULLER Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Across the Caribbean the strongest view expressed about cannabis is that it ought to be decriminalised or legalised, says head of Caricom's Regional Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine. Read More

Global facts about cannabis

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

It's enough to give you a headache. Legal marijuana sales in the United States — the country that is most opposed to global legalisation of the herb — were expected to hit US$9.7 billion in 2017, according to a new report from cannabis industry analysts Arcview Market... Read More



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