Gov’t bans ranitidine; distributors to withdraw drug from pharmacies

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

DISTRIBUTORS of the drug ranitidine, which decreases the amount of acid formed in the stomach, will be withdrawing them from pharmacies islandwide, following yesterday’s announcement of an import ban on the product by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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#TSOShareTheShoppingExperience

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

TSO got off to a great start with 11 University and College (UCA) members enjoying a solid dose of retail therapy. #Sharingthe love were tertiary students from UWI (Mona), UTech, Excelsior Community College, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, The Mico University College and a high school student from Alpha Academy with musical artiste Jeffrey “Sasco” Campbell; former 100-metre world record holder Asafa Powell; model and actress Gabrielle Davis; Nadeen…

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Jamaicans urged to wear pink

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Organisers of the 2019 ICWI / Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run are seeking the support of Jamaicans in the fight against breast cancer tomorrow, being observed as Pink Day, ahead of the pinnacle 5 k Walk/Run scheduled for Sunday, October 27 at Emancipation Park in New Kingston.

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Integrity Commission gets new chair

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NEW chairman of the Integrity Commission is retired president of the Court of Appeal Justice Seymour Panton.A King’s House release yesterday said the instrument of appointment was signed by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen late Tuesday evening and delivered to Justice Panton yesterday morning.Justice Panton replaces Justice Karl Harrison who resigned on August 31. Other members of the commission are former Contractor General Dr Derrick McKoy; Eric…

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‘Life-changing’

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

ONE Jamaican student studying in Canada is encouraging her countrymen to consider a similar option, a move she says would bring valuable results.

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Dunrobin Primary ditches classrooms divided by blackboards

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

IMAGINE being a student in a classroom of 40 other vibrant pupils, trying to grasp a new mathematics concept being explained by your teacher at the blackboard — the very blackboard that is the only separator between your class and another one with just as many students.Up until a few weeks ago, that was the reality of students at Dunrobin Primary School.“When I came to school and saw the partitions, I was pleasantly surprised,” said…

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JCA to launch JSWIFT website for licence applications

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will launch its Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) website, that will allow importers and exporters to apply for licences, permits, certificates and any other international trade-related documents through a single portal in November.

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SOE in St Andrew South extended for 90 days

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE House of Representatives voted Tuesday to extend the current state of emergency (SOE), which came into effect in the St Andrew South Police Division in early July, for a further 90 days.

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HEARTBREAK - Omar McLeod crashes out of 110m hurdles final

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica’s medal hopes took another blow when Omar McLeod crashed to the turf during the men’s 110m hurdles final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium yesterday.

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NWC to ease water restrictions

Observer on October 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the National Water Commission (NWC) will be relaxing water restrictions, following the increase in capacity at the Mona Reservoir and Hermitage Dam in St Andrew.The recent period of heavy rainfall has raised water levels at Mona and Hermitage to 54 per cent and 72 per cent, respectively. Holness said the easing of restrictions should be good news to Jamaicans, but urged members of the public to continue to practise…

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