LOCAL FORECAST Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Power on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Power 106 News -

There is a Trough across Jamaica. The Trough is expected to linger across the island for the next three days.

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Ja’s trade performance in 2018: A widening trade deficit

Observer on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

 A trade deficit or negative balance of trade occurs when the value of imports of goods and services (amount being spent) exceeds the value of exports of goods and services (income earned). This excess expenditure has to be met from other resources (savings/reserves), aid (development support), loans, etc.

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2019 will be a year of political upheaval and economic uncertainty in America

Observer on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

As we enter 2019 there are dark clouds that are gathering on the horizons that indicate political and economic storms with which the United States may have to contend in 2019. One makes this observation not with a view to be alarmist, or worse to be a prophet of doom. But there is a prophetic critique that is necessary, even if one is to be compared to those who preach gloom and doom at the beginning of a year.

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Crying baby? How to keep your cool

Observer on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

ALL babies cry, but the tears can take a toll. When nothing you do soothes your crying baby, you might feel anxious. What if there’s something wrong and you miss it? What if you lose control?Take heart in your ability to care for your baby — and recognise when you’re reaching the end of your rope, with these tips from the Mayo Clinic. Cover the basics

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Parents’ stress at work may affect the well-being of their children

Observer on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

COMPANIES have long been aware that sick children have an impact on the professional lives of parents, who are obliged to take time off or work from home, which may then affect their efficiency. But is the converse also true? In a recent study, a team of researchers set out to assess the impact of parents’ work-related stress on the health of their children.

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Kids’ corner — January 9, 2019

Observer on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

Look at each picture. What consonant blend matches the beginning of the word? Circle the correct answer.

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Harmful parenting habits to ditch for 2019

Observer on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

 AS much as many parents don’t like to admit it, we all have a bad parenting habit or two, and clinical psychologist Dr Pearnel Bell said that this does not make us bad parents. She advised, however, that acknowledging these bad habits and addressing them may not only improve our parenting, but the behaviour and overall development of our children as well.

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Photo: Ice cream baby

Observer on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

Model: Ayden Ferguson

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Letter of the Day | How August Town has changed!

Gleaner on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:Nostalgia! Monday morning devotion at August Town Primary was conducted by Principal Bonner and supported by a cadre of teachers ready for the process! Military straight lines of children, boys in khaki with sharp seams on the shirt…

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INDECOM, OCG have my support - Chuck

Gleaner on January 9th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his column in Sunday’s Gleaner, Hylton Dennis wrote of the minister of justice railing against INDECOM and the former Office of the Contractor General.As he did not refer to a former minister of justice, he is obviously referring…

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