SHARON LEACH Author, screenwriter and the Jamaica Observer’s books editor

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

I posited in SO’s New Year’s issue to consider education as the new six-pack. There’s no better source, we reckon, than between the pages of books.We asked quite a few lovers of the written word to share their book list…We turn more pages next week Cheers 

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Pickney Pampering UTD JAN 12

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Your Under the Dryer (UTD) team enjoyed a recent Friday afternoon with back-to-schoolers at Pickney Pampering, located upstairs the Mall Plaza. Times have certainly changed but, truth be told, not by much when it comes to getting the little ones ready for school. Back in the day there was PJ’s on Balmoral Avenue; today it’s all about Pickney Pampering, a one-stop beauty salon owned and operated by Danielia McLean that opened its doors to the public on August 10,…

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Hanna: Vote against Maduro brings Ja’s image into disgrace

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE People’s National Party has accused the Government of bringing into disgrace Jamaica’s image in the international community, following its vote on Thursday to not recognise the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro’s second term as president of Venezuela.

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Kirky D teams with Lukie D

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A relationship in trouble is the inspiration behind Treat Her Right, a collaboration between Kirky D and singer Lukie D.Treat Her Right was produced by Kirk Junior Records LLC. It was released late last year.Kirky D explained how the song came about.

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Funds for Wheatley’s surprise party reimbursed

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE money that was spent on a surprise birthday party for former Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has been repaid to Petrojam Limited.In a brief statement Thursday, Petrojam said that on December 31, 2018, a cheque valued at $1,370,850 was received under cover of a letter from an Elizabeth Moyston.

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PHOTO: Praying for Jamaica

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness joins hands with members of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee as its chairman, Rev Stanley Clarke (second left), leads the group in a prayer for the nation during a courtesy call at Jamaica Hose on Thursday. Also pictured is Courtney Campbell, CEO, Victoria Mutual Building Society.

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PHOTO: Boxed in

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Staring into the camera’s lens and with a smirk on his face, this man is seen relaxing in a box on Hagley Park Road in St Andrew yesterday.

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NSWMA targets Port Antonio in dengue prevention effort

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) embarked on a clean-up campaign in Port Antonio on Wednesday as part of efforts to combat the dengue virus.Among the debris that the NSWMA team removed from the Old Marina fishing bay were old motor vehicle tyres and refrigerators.Residents welcomed the activity and quickly took whatever type of garbage they had out.

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Do you know Esmina?

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MORE than 30 years ago Esmina Millwood wandered into the town of Bog Walk, St Catherine, and was taken in by a man with whom she had been living since.However, the kind gentleman, Burchell Brown, who rescued Miss Esmina from the streets and welcomed her into his humble abode in the community, recently passed leaving Millwood, who is now very sickly, all on her own.

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Fur-midable: Singapore foils cat-in-trousers smuggling bid

Observer on January 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — Singapore immigration authorities said Tuesday they had foiled a bid to smuggle four kittens into the city-state stuffed down a man’s trousers after hearing meows coming from the suspect’s crotch. In a statement, they hailed their “fur-midable” officers for stopping the “impawsible” attempt to transport the animals in a car through a border checkpoint with neighbouring Malaysia.

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