Abrahams leaves AMCHAM for Supreme Ventures

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Gail Abrahams has left the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Kingston and will head to Supreme Ventures in a senior capacity, the Jamaica Observer can report.Abrahams, wife of gynaecologist, newspaper columnist and comedian Dr Michael Abrahams, headed AMCHAM as its chief executive for three years, following her departure from FLOW Jamaica. She also worked at GraceKennedy.

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Crime in Westmoreland impacting dengue treatment — official

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ALDAYR, Westmoreland — Vector Control Ccoordinator for Westmoreland, Ryan Morris, has cited crime in some communities in the parish as the main factor negatively impacting the work of vector control employees here. The disclosure comes at a time when Westmoreland has seen a three-fold increase in the number of suspected, presumed or confirmed dengue cases.

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‘Captain’ remembered as a ‘brilliant musician’ and ‘great guy’

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NEW YORK (AP) — Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing “Captain” of Captain & Tennille, who died last Wednesday at age 76 has been hailed as a “brilliant musician” and a “great guy”.

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A woman with a heart for training

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The missionary journey of Lornalee Benaiah, founder and principal of the St Ann’s Bay College of Hospitality and Vocational Training (CHVT), began in a phone booth. At that time, 17 years ago, an office with a telephone to follow-up with prospective students was not easy to come by on a meagre budget.

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Police hunt MoBay baby thief

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A woman is being sought by the Montego Bay Police after she allegedly stole a baby in the parking lot of the Cornwall Regional Hospital at Mount Salem in Jamaica’s second city on Friday.Police put out a notice to the public yesterday, through its Constabulary Communication Network, pleading for assistance in locating the baby girl, and apprehending the suspect.

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Intekai: It’s worth the weight

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THERE is a rising pandemic, an emerging and growing (no pun intended) worldwide disease, obesity, and Jamaica has not been exempted.Current figures place Jamaica’s obesity rate at over 25 per cent of our population, and it is increasing at a rate of one per cent each year.

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Good mental health and Vitamin D

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AS we begin 2019, many of us will make resolutions regarding many matters, including our health. Our health is not only our wealth (a source of happiness), butalso our means to procuring a good quality of life as well as a possibly longlife.

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Light at night can disrupt circadian rhythms in children

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A new scientific study shows that bright electric light exposure of preschool children in the evening suppresses melatonin production almost completely, an important addition to the growing body of research in this area. Melatonin suppression is a marker of disruption of our circadian rhythms.

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Swiss company eyes Jamaica’s ganja industry

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Jamaica, over the years, has demanded international attention in various endeavours, sports and music in particular, as well as the less-glamorous illegal export of high-quality ganja.Now, with the creeping legalisation of cannabis (ganja in Jamaican parlance) in countries across the globe, a European organisation has reached out to the Caribbean island to become involved in the fledgling legal local industry.

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Need a filling?… Here’s what to expect

Observer on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

CAVITIES develop when excessive plaque, a sticky bacterial film, accumulates on the teeth.When you consume foods or drinks that contain sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids. Over time, these acids can break down your tooth enamel, resulting in holes called cavities. Cavities won’t heal on their own and need to be filled by a dentist.

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