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Norman Manley admits only seven of 400 'outsiders' this year

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
The list is out, and only seven outsiders have made it.
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Long work hours increase stroke risk

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
INDIVIDUALS who work long hours may be at an increased risk of stroke. A new meta-analysis of research done across the world has shown that working 55 hours or more each week is associated with an increased risk for stroke, and the more hours worked beyond the 55 hours, the greater the increase in risk.
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Albino and proud

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
KINSHASA, DR Congo (AFP) - Albinos gathered Friday in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa for a first-of-its-kind festival to celebrate a minority that suffers rampant persecution in Africa.
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Cracked tooth syndrome

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
TEETH with cracked tooth syndrome usually have fractures that are too small to be seen on X-rays, unlike teeth with obvious fractures. Sometimes the fracture is below the gum line, which makes it even more difficult to identify.
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What’s your heart attack risk?

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
AS cardiologists, we assess your risk for developing coronary artery disease (blocked arteries), the worse-case scenario being a heart attack. There are several tools or risk-scoring systems that we use to predict your risk of having a heart attack within the next 10 years. We put together your history, family history, social habits, along with blood work and physical exam to come up with the percentage likelihood. As with any risk-scoring system, it is not 100 per cent accurate or foolproof.
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Create your own Little Oasis

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
HAVE you ever experienced a feeling of relief just by going for a walk after a stressful day? This walk seems to allow you to shed the pressures of the day, find some amount of peace and regroup for what might be ahead. These benefits are real and not imagined, and have a direct impact on mental health, according to a study done by the University of Michigan.
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Man robbed by crossdresser while engaging in sexual transaction

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
There was heightened drama inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last week after three male prostitutes faced the court for their involvement in the robbery of a man's phone, after the man had picked up one of their friends whom he thought was a woman and had paid him for sexual favours.
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Reflections on the Caribbean Court of Justice

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
THE Caribbean Court of Justice -- a strong court -- has recently commemorated 10 years of operation. Caricom member states, as a group, including Jamaica, are parties to the original Jurisdiction of the Court. The financing of the Court, once a point of contention, has been arranged in a way which promotes the Court's independence. The bench, comprised of nationals of the Commonwealth Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands Antilles, has distinguished itself in its work. And, in its president, Sir Dennis Byron, the Court has a world-class jurist as
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Easy Lay

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
Go not to my uncle's bed,
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Ankle sprains

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
A sprained ankle is one where one or more ligaments around the ankle are damaged or torn. This is a very common injury and it is estimated that in America, at least 25,000 people a day sprain an ankle.
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Freed Jamaican pilot lashes out

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
FREED airline pilot Paul Stephens, who returned home last Thursday after nearly four years of imprisonment in Qatar, has criticised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade's (MFAFT) handling of the matter.
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Remembering the destructive Hurricane Charlie

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
According to then 11-year-old Phyllis Kelly, the atmosphere was as red as blood and even though there was no fire, smoke was everywhere.
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Where have all the sidewalks gone?

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
From trip and falls to garbage piles, Jamaican sidewalks have seen it all. The walkways which are to be used by pedestrians often contains obstacle that can create danger for the average man, yet alone the disabled community.
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Protect your children from bullies, says counsellor

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
GUIDANCE counsellor and psychotherapist Kayson Jones is urging parents to listen to their children when they complain of being bullied, and to take action by following up with their teachers.
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Stop chasing vehicles, JATOO urges Transport Authority

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
The Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) has called on the Transport Authority to immediately desist from continuing to chase Public Passenger Vehicles (PPV) as this is causing accidents and endangering the lives of those on board.
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Norman Allen following in father’s footsteps

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
ROSE HALL, St James -- When 43-year-old Norman Allen assumed the helm of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) during the organisation's 51st annual conference here recently, he was following in the footsteps of his father, Sherlock, who held the position between 1994 and 1995.
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Retired St Thomas health workers honoured

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
MORE than 50 retired health workers have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the health sector in St Thomas.
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St Ann wants something special from Supt Cameron

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
THE parish of St Ann is expecting Superintendent of Police Wayne Cameron to bring something special in his new role as head of the St Ann Police Division.
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Top household worker. making dreams come true

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
AS part of her prize package for winning the GraceKennedy/ Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year 2015 title, Rosetta Steer received $100,000 towards the educational expenses for a secondary student whom she nominated.
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Photo: Thumbs up for Azan

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00
Young Ricardo "Malik" Phillips, in a t-shirt thre times his size, gives the thumbs up to Member of Parliament for Clarendon North Western Richard Azan shortly before the start of the public session of the People's National Party's constituency conference last Tuesday. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was the guest speaker.
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