Ministry: The flu is to be taken seriously

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

SIX people died in Jamaica between January and June 2019 from the flu (Influenza A) – H1N1 – with two of them individuals over 60 years.In the meantime, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed that two strains of the flu are currently circulating in Jamaica: Influenza A (H3N2) and Influenza A (H1N1).

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Tesha Miller has the fear of God, says witness

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

BEFORE Tesha Miller received a sentence, Thursday, almost equalling his age, a character witness told the court that Miller had the fear of God in him.The witness, who will remain anonymous, told the Home Circuit Court Thursday afternoon that she has known Miller for 16 years and had only one thing to say to him, “Answer the calling of God in your life and walk into your purpose, as I have always said to you.”

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Gov’t seeking lands for new cemetery in Portland

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE Portland Municipal Corporation is looking to identify lands for the establishment of a new cemetery for the parish.Speaking to JIS News after the corporation’s monthly meeting at its chambers in Port Antonio on Thursday, Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie said that the objective is to meet the growing demand for public burial spaces.

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CHEC applauds NWC, NWA for help on major roadwork

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE National Works Agency (NWA) and National Water Commission (NWC) have come in for commendations from China Harbour Engineering Company’s (CHEC) for their work on three soon-to-be completed major road projects, despite strong criticisms of the two agencies from members of the public.

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Blind, visually impaired give thumbs up to new voice-command cellphone

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm, Flow, is getting kudos for its voice command mobile photos from the blind.“The Flow RISE package has returned a semblance of our independence. With this voice-enabled device, we [the blind and visually impaired] won’t have to feel shy asking people to call or text on our behalf because we can now do it ourselves,” according to Daemion Nelson.

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Fire leaves 10 homeless

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

SIX adults and four children were yesterday left homeless when fire gutted their dwelling on Johns Street in Allman Town in the early hours of the morning.One of the residents, Princess Grant, who was still in shock when the Jamaica Observer visited the scene yesterday afternoon, said although she is left without a place to sleep, she is alive, and so she is grateful.

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A third woman allegedly killed by an ex-lover in T&T this year

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – A 28-year-old became the third woman to be murdered, allegedly by ex-lovers here, since the start of the year, when she was gunned down at her home in south Trinidad.Police said that insurance agent Gabriella Du Barry was shot by the suspect on Thursday and that he has since been taken into custody.

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Krystal NOT LEAVING

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

KRYSTAL Tomlinson, the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for St Andrew West Rural, has dismissed reports that she will be pulling out of the contest.

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Zimi Seh Zimi Seh

Observer on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Snapshots from Zimi Seh Brunch’s photo-friendly entrance are still flooding timelines and the streets are still buzzing about all the fun that was had on Sunday. Saturday Social shares more party scenes.

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Success has many fathers

Gleaner on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I watch, listen and read in amazement at how most political leaders claim successes which are often- times outside their control. The president of the USA often refers to the record rise of the US stock market as though it is his…

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