Hope: More education needed to address dance moves

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CULTURAL specialist Professor Donna Hope is appealing for more public education regarding complex dance moves to occur in order to prevent a repeat fatality such as what happened in the case of Jamaican dancer Roxanne “Roxy” Evans popularly known as Bumpa.

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Tapia fires latest salvo in verbal war with China

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The tug of war between the United States and China is continuing with neither country appearing ready to surrender an inch.The latest pull on the rope came on Thursday when US Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia doubled down on his warning for Jamaica to be weary of the gifts and support from the Chinese.

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CHINESE FOOD OUTLETS FEELING HEAT

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THERE is no case of the novel coronavirus in Jamaica, but some Chinese restaurants are feeling the heat from the disease which has forced major fast-food chains and retailers in China to shut their doors as the death toll from the virus rises.On Saturday, when the Jamaica Observer made checks with Chinese and Japanese restaurants across the island, some said there was no fall off in sales. Those who reported no issues include Fortune Chinese…

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PHOTO: 40 YEARS AND COUNTING

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber (right) presents Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles with his award for 40 years of service to The UWI at the institution’s annual Long Service Awards Dinner last Thursday at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge. The UWI awarded 49 staff members for 15 years of service, 33 for 21 years, 27 for 30 years, and six for 40 years.(Photo: Aston Spaulding)

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Shut down illegal projects, McKenzie urges

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

STETTIN, Trelawny —Minister of Local Government and Community Service Desmond McKenzie has charged municipal corporations to become more forceful in clamping down on unapproved housing developments in light of the dangers they pose in the event of an earthquake.He was speaking against the background of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake which struck Tuesday about 80 miles from Jamaica, shaking people in the Caribbean and as far away as Miami, USA.

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NEPA defends decision to give okay for controversial MoBay building

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is standing behind its decision to grant permission for a controversial development in The Lagoons residential community in Montego Bay, St James, despite the outcry of neighbours who have charged that it will have an adverse impact on the environment.

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DON’T PANIC!

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Infectious diseases specialist at the University Hospital of the West Indies, and Winchester Heart Centre, Dr Tamara Thompson has offered words of reassurance to Jamaicans who may be worried about the new strain of coronavirus causing severe lung disease and death in China and other parts of the world.

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Vows - Love At First Sight

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Klesing Industrial Supplies Limited co-principals Donovan McKenzie and Zarna Newland tied the knot on Saturday, January 4 at Drax Hall Estate, St Ann. Theirs is a magical story that makes you believe in love at first sight and Happily-Ever-After… “Our journey,” shares Zarna, “began in October 2005 at Dover Raceway.“He took a picture of me without my knowledge simply because he thought I was beautiful.

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What happens to the ageing Diaspora after labour market exit?

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

There is rarely a discussion about migration without monetary remittances coming to the fore. I shy away from discussions about monetary remittances because a preoccupation with them can foreclose important considerations for members of Jamaica’s ageing Diaspora.

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Is there a pink elephant in the Grammy Awards room?

Observer on February 3rd, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

Jamaicans, and the indeed the rest of the Caribbean, are toasting the success of rising reggae star Koffee, who has been blazing a trail for a little while. Her successes include tours, major venue appearances, an international record deal, a coveted spot at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show, and a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for her five-song EP Rapture .

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