Schools adjusting to life with less sugar

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SEVERAL Corporate Area primary schools have made adjustments to their canteen menus in keeping with the Guidelines for Beverages in Schools, which was tabled in Parliament at the start of the year and places restrictions on sugary beverages in and around schools.

Complete Story

Comment

Samuda urges Cabinet to be firm on styrofoam ban

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Government Senator Matthew Samuda is urging the Cabinet to dismiss appeals for a delay in the planned January 1, 2020 ban on polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as styrofoam.

Complete Story

Comment

Ex-soldier ‘Poppy Man’ Williams living his dream

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

HE stands tall, walks upright and a simple conversation will bring you through the annals of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).To some he is the ‘history man’ and he is also regarded as the ‘poppy man’, but on official records he is Peter Xavier Williams, a retired sergeant of the JDF.

Complete Story

Comment

Sunday Brew — November 10, 2019

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Those political tribalists will never changeThese days in particular, the political tribalists, those who cannot see beyond their noses as far as their party is concerned, are spending more time sharpening their swords and knives.Tribalists are dangerous people. Don’t tell them about putting country first. They believe in one thing: the party must come first at all times.

Complete Story

Comment

Supreme Ventures Foundation’s fire safety MoU steps up

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The Supreme Ventures Foundation’s Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information for the upgrading of fire safety equipment in children’s homes across the island is gaining momentum with the completed installation of new equipment in six homes, including two in the Mustard Seed Community.

Complete Story

Comment

World War II vet Manhertz still serving old soldiers

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

GERALD George Manhertz, one of the few living World War II veterans of the Jamaica Defence Force, is still living a life of service.Manhertz, 94, told the Jamaica Observer that as a boy growing up his interest to serve his country in the period of war came after seeing a newspaper advertisement of a member of the Royal Air Force that said “your country needs you”.

Complete Story

Comment

Teaching Council honours 52 Master Teachers, 196 mentors

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

C arl Mathews, music director and head of the Music Department at Herbert Morrison Technical High School has served the institution for over 37 years as classroom teacher, a mentor to other teachers at the school. He is also a resource person for others from neighbouring schools.

Complete Story

Comment

Member of Qahal Yahweh assembly claims to be a mind reader

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

While investigations continue into the alleged occult practices of the Assembly of Qahal Yahweh in Norwood, St James, where the group has established a communal living space, details of the group’s belief system are still shrouded in mystery.

Complete Story

Comment

No more!

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

IT has been said that, in embracing a healthier lifestyle with lower calories and more nutritious foods, your mindset is key to success and maintenance.

Complete Story

Comment

HUGE WATER PLAN

Observer on November 10th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THERE is a major thrust by the State’s point man to ease Jamaica’s chronic water shortage and distribution challenges by looking at water technology never before used in this north Caribbean island to finally quench the thirst of the millions.

Complete Story

Comment