Ride without fear

Observer on May 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The leadership of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is trying to allay fears about the safety of its buses following three fires on different units in recent days.The JUTC management has also downplayed reports that a shortage of spear parts is hampering its efforts to ensure that the buses are road ready before they are deployed.

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My son was no angel, but…

Observer on May 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Barrington Fox had always felt that his son would have met a violent death. After all, the 67-year-old admitted that he was unable to control the boy, even before his teenage years.

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PNP can win next election, Crawford tells Comrades

Observer on May 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Opposition Senator Damion Crawford wants People’s National Party (PNP) supporters to reject suggestions from analysts and others that the PNP can’t win the next parliamentary elections, constitutionally due by 2021.Crawford told Comrades at a recent divisional conference in Mandeville that history had shown that such talk was “madness”.

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Epican eyes long-term stock exchange listing

Observer on May 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

LISTING on the buoyant Jamaica Stock Exchange is something that the leaders of Jamaica’s first licensed cannabis dispensary, Epican, are eyeing as the business develops.Officials of the company told the Jamaica Observer in an interview last week that allowing Jamaicans to buy into the firm was something they would never rule out, although indications are that such a reality would not be in the near future.

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Major worries

Observer on May 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Allegations of sexual misconduct have been levelled at an officer of the local arm of the Salvation Army — the Protestant Christian church and international charitable organisation that has developed a stellar reputation for helping the poor worldwide over many decades.

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Sunday Brew — May 26, 2019

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How a stupid bus driver forced an Indian doctor to weepDr Ashok Jasti Kumar is a medical doctor based at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary. Over the 14 years that he has been at the hospital, he has saved many lives and has built up a reputation as an able practitioner who puts professionalism at the forefront of his approach to life.

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Bon voyage, Robin duQuesnay

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A mass celebrating the life of Lithographic Printers founder Paul Robin duQuesnay was held at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew yesterday.The affable businessman and thalassophile passed away on May 5. He was 77.

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Germs: Always lurking

Observer on May 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE average household hosts millions of germs, which are tiny organisms that can cause infection and disease.They are invisible to the human eye, but they are everywhere: In the air, soil and water, and on food, plants and animals. All germs have one thing in common — when they find a home that they like, they set up shop and multiply.There are different types of germs. Bacteria

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Losing weight not like you imagined

Observer on May 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

 WHEN most people imagine themselves on a weight loss diet, they envision it as challenging, requiring self-discipline , and taking time — that is all true.However, many people also envisage that once they are sticking to their trusted weight loss diet religiously, the excess weight will consistently be lost, with a few plateaus here and there — this is not true.

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Is your job bad for your teeth? Find out…

Observer on May 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WHEN you think of risk factors for poor dental health, what comes to mind?Not brushing enough, eating too much candy and avoiding the dentist might be on your list. Here’s another one to add: Your job.Some occupations can have a negative impact on your teeth, increasing your chances of cavities or cancer. Find out what hidden risks your industry might pose for your teeth and gums and what you can do.Dehydration

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