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  • Sea cucumber targeted to boost sex drive

    March 12, 2018 2:00 PM 5

    Speculation is rife that the growing Chinese population in Jamaica could be fuelling the demand for a slimly water creature called sea cucumber, which they believe stimulates sexual desire. A marine expert told The STAR that sea cucumber is an animal that is a delicacy that has been eaten in Asia for a thousand years. "The increase in the Asian population

  • Blood in the ink: The birth of the Jamaica Observer could not have been foretold…

    March 12, 2018 6:56 AM 8

    “…I think we knew, or at least suspected, that life was never going to be the same after March 7, 1993, when we hit the streets with what would become only the fourth daily journal in the long and sordid history of Jamaican newspapers. “What we, my team and I, most certainly did not know was how much we were changing the trajectory of Jamaica's development

  • Egypt court sentences 10 to death on terror-related charges

    March 12, 2018 5:32 AM 5

    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a “terrorist cell” to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. The State-run MENA news agency says the defendants are affiliated with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security

  • Mike Tyson's former Ohio home becoming a house of worship

    March 12, 2018 5:32 AM 6

    WARREN, USA (AP) — A garishly appointed Ohio mansion that heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson once called home and which subsequently fell into disrepair is being converted into a house of worship. The Living Word Sanctuary Church has been cleaning up the property in Trumbull County's Southington Township, roughly 45 miles (72 kilometres) south-east

  • SLB publishes names of delinquent borrowers

    March 11, 2018 9:35 PM 5

    The Jamaican Government’s Students' Loan Bureau has made good on its threat to publish the names of those it describes as chronic delinquent borrowers of the agency. Following weekly reminders via the print and electronic media, the SLB on Sunday published the photographs of 118 individuals who are said to be in arrears. They are enrolled in almost all of the country’s

  • Cops on alert and that wasp bite

    March 11, 2018 6:32 AM 8

    Friends , I want to big up all those who take their money (25) to buy this newspaper because of the rake. I am asking that you keep supporting the Observer way beyond its 25th anniversary. I had to leave a wasp without its life (3) yesterday as an exchange for the bite (13) I got from it yesterday. Wasn't troubling this pest, so I don't know why me? I love our teachers

  • JC Robotics team off to Super Regionals, hails National Baking Company

    March 11, 2018 6:32 AM 6

    AFTER winning the Inspire Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge in New York City in February, the Jamaica College Robotics Team is now on the road to the Super Regionals round of the competition. This is the semi-final round, which will take place at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the United States beginning March 16. It will see the team competing

  • Alleged phone thief battered by mob in Half-Way-Tree

    March 11, 2018 6:32 AM 7

    A woman was robbed by a man in the Springs Plaza, St Andrew, yesterday, but before the alleged thief could reach safety, he was held by a security guard, following frantic shouts of “Thief, thief mi want mi phone” by the victim of the robbery. While the guard held onto the man, a growing crowd was by this time calling for him to be killed. Within minutes

  • Challenging road surface + speed = 4 dead in 36 hours in MoBay

    March 11, 2018 5:13 AM 14

    Head of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Kenute Hare, has described Montego Bay’s ‘Elegant Corridor’ as one of the most dangerous road networks in Jamaica. “The Elegant Corridor is a problem area. From Lilliput straight to the (Sangster International) airport roundabout,” Hare told The Sunday Gleaner yesterday, hours after

  • Several detained, weapons and ammunition seized in Spanish Town

    March 10, 2018 10:12 PM 7

    The police say the operation was carried out in an area known as ‘Big Tree’ and searches conducted in the bus park and at premises on Spencer Lane, Valdez Road, Tawes Pen and Wellington Street. The police say premises on March Pen Road were also searched and one Sig-Pro 9mm pistol containing sixteen 9mm rounds and one Corandi 9mm pistol with a magazine