LOCAL FORECAST Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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There is a High Pressure Ridge and a Low-Level Jet Stream are across Jamaica and the central Caribbean. They will remain across the region through to the weekend.

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LOCAL FORECAST Monday, December 24, 2018

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There is a Trough across Jamaica and the central Caribbean. The Trough is expected to linger across the island through to tomorrow. On Wednesday, a High Pressure Ridge is then expected to build across

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Does a missed period and gassy stomach mean I am pregnant?

Medical on January 2nd, 2019 | File Under Women's Health -

There are many reasons a person may experience a missed period with a gassy stomach. One of these reasons is pregnancy. There are several other potential underlying causes to be aware of, however. Learn more about a missed period and gassy stomach here.

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Smoking weed while pregnant: Is it safe?

Medical on January 2nd, 2019 | File Under Women's Health -

Marijuana use during pregnancy is on the rise, but is it safe? To find out, we look at the latest research and statements from major health organizations.

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Make 2019 a year for new beginnings

Observer on January 2nd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Every new year dawns with a sense of optimism that things will be better than the one which preceded it. It is just that important part of human nature which desires something better, something far more relevant and enduring than hitherto existed.

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Beware of guests who come for sun, sea, sand and to sue

Observer on January 2nd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

As a young man I returned to Jamaica from the United States, where I had worked for a major brewing company, to head the packaging quality control department of a well-established bottling operation. Indelibly etched in my memory is one of the first problems I was confronted with. The company, which sanitized and reused glass bottles that were returned from trade, was experiencing a problem with foreign matter found in bottled products. Most complaints came from an…

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Human Rights in Jamaica: A view on Vision 2030

Observer on January 2nd, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

 What does “human rights” mean in Jamaica and to Jamaicans? Are some rights viewed as more important than others, and are some persons’ rights viewed as more important than those of others? These are important questions to consider as we seek to assess the human rights situation in Jamaica amidst our push for the development of Jamaican society in the long term.

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A grand tea party

Observer on January 2nd, 2019 | File Under Flair -

THE little ones from RJR Basic School came all decked out in their Sunday best for a tea party recently, geared towards teaching the students social graces and customs as part of the early childhood curriculum. Here are some highlights from the exciting event, captured by photographer Joseph Wellington.

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We all fall down

Observer on January 2nd, 2019 | File Under Flair -

EVERY parent knows how hard it is to protect a child from injuries related to falling. When a baby learns to walk, preventing falls requires constant supervision. Later, a toddler might tumble while trying to get to the cookie jar — and an older child might slip while rocketing up hardwood stairs in socks. Still, there’s plenty you can do to promote fall safety and minimise injuries when falls happen, according to the Mayo Clinic. 

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Letter of the Day | Gov’t continuing crime blame game in 2019

Gleaner on January 2nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:The murder toll for 2018 in Jamaica is (at least) 1,281, according to the media. Jamaica has a population of two-point-odd million citizens.The City of Chicago, with a population of 2,000,687, saw a 15 per cent decrease in homicides…

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