Epilepsy just a bump in the road for UWI graduate

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TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Ashleigh Harris, a recent graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI) who suffers from a type of epilepsy disorder known as catamenial epilepsy (CE), is encouraging Jamaicans with the disease to persevere and work towards their dreams. Catamenial epilepsy, also known as menstrual seizures, is linked to a woman’s menstrual cycle and related hormone levels in the body.

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Small steps reap big rewards at iCann

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ONE of the biggest challenges faced by parents of children with special needs is finding a suitable educational institution for them. While some children with special needs may be able to attend regular schools and function well, there are others who require more individual attention, patience, and different learning resources to reach their full potential. That’s where the iCann HELP Learning Centre comes in.

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Church throws support behind MoBay mayor over LGBT ban

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The church has thrown its support behind mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis and the St James Municipal Corporation, who are scheduled to face the Supreme Court today for a judicial review of an earlier decision to ban the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group Montego Bay Pride from using the Montego Bay Cultural Centre for an event.

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Judge to rule on admissibility of statement in parish council

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Parish Court may hear today if a statement will be admitted into evidence that may have been given to the police before the accused David Harris knew he was a suspect in the Manchester Municipal Corporation’s $400-million fraud case.

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PHOTO: GOAL!

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This Rastafarian man was seen testing his football skills at the match between Portmore United and UWI FC, which was played at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday.(Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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Vaping ban?

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Worried that vaping is becoming too commonplace in Jamaica, including among high school students, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is mulling a ban on the practice, similar to action taken by some American states where it has been blamed for a number of deaths.

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Holness urges country to support anti-corruption mechanism

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday urged Jamaicans to accept the likelihood of more arrests, to have faith in the country’s anti-corruption mechanism, and to “let the chips fall where they may” in the process.

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Another CHANCE for Portmore students

Observer on October 14th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MAYOR of Portmore Leon Thomas has implemented a programme — CHANCE — that is geared towards helping needy students at the primary and secondary level within the municipality.The launch was held at the offices of the Portmore Municipal Council in St Catherine on September 24.

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Samuda bats for Grace McLean

Observer on October 14th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

DESPITE the recent ruling of the Supreme Court essentially clearing the way for former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Dean-Roy Bernard to be reinstated to that post after the present Administration transferred him to the Ministry of Finance as a director general earlier this year, minister without portfolio with responsibility for the Education Ministry, Karl Samuda, is hoping for a different outcome.

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Still no word on missing Portland educator

Observer on October 14th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The police say they are yet to locate missing educator Fiju Matthews.Matthews, dean in the Faculty of Science at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Passley Gardens, Portland, was reportedly last seen on Friday, October 4.The 63-year-old’s car was reportedly found in St Margaret’s Bay in the parish, but the police have had no further leads.

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