Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Two St Ann cops arrested on corruption charges http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Two-St-Ann-cops-arrested-on-corruption-charges KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two policemen were today (July 29) arrested and charged by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, following a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:42:23 GMT Clarendon cocoa farmers disgruntled over outstanding payments http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Clarendon-cocoa-farmers-disgruntled-over-outstanding-payments KINGTSON, Jamaica -- Disgruntled cocoa farmers from Smithville in Clarendon today renewed their calls for what they say are long overdue outstanding payments for produce delivered to the Cocoa Industry Board (CIB). Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:38:31 GMT Adequate food supply to meet demand, Kellier assures nation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Adequate-food-supply-to-meet-demand--Kellier-assures-nation KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Acting Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Derrick Kellier, is assuring the nation that there is adequate food supply to meet demand despite the drought conditions affecting the island. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:54:08 GMT Tuberculosis-stricken man arrested after refusing treatment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Tuberculosis-stricken-man-arrested-after-refusing-treatment FRESNO, California (AP) — A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:32:53 GMT Sabina floodlight installation ‘on track’ says UDC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Sabina-floodlight-installation--on-track--says-UDC KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says that the installation of floodlights at Sabina Park in Kinston is “on track”. Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:24:17 GMT Commonwealth Games: Jamaica, Kenya dominate track and field http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Commonwealth-Games--Jamaica--Kenya-dominate-track-and-field GLASGOW (AFP) -- Jamaica and Kenya had a night to remember on the third day of Commonwealth Games action on Tuesday, the track and field powerhouses reaping a big haul of medals, while Canada also nabbed two golds. Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:13:22 GMT Health centre in west central St Catherine refurbished http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Health-centre-in-west-central-St-Catherine-refurbished KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) says it has completed rehabilitation work costing $5.9 million on the Connors Health Centre in West Central St Catherine. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:52:43 GMT Crime Stop is safe; No compromise to its network, says chairman http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Crime-Stop-is-safe--No-compromise-to-its-network--says-chairman KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Chairman of the National Crime Prevention Fund, Peter John Thwaites is urging the public to support the programme and report crime by calling 311. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:14 GMT JPS utility pole damaged in bush fire worry Irish Town residents http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/JPS-utility-pole-damaged-in-bush-fire-worry-Irish-Town-residents ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Residents of Bermuda Mount Road in Irish Town, St Andrew have expressed concern for their safety after a Jamaica Public Service (JPS) utility pole in the area was damaged in a bush fire. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:09:14 GMT FOREX: $112.83 to one US dollar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/FOREX---112-83-to-one-US-dollar2014-07-29T15-01-03 KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Tuesday, July 29, ended trading at J$112.83 up one cent, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:59:03 GMT Enough is enough on child abuse, says Hanna http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Enough-is-enough-on-child-abuse--says-Hanna KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna says that providing shelter, food and education is not enough when it comes to protecting the nation’s children in state care. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:24:26 GMT PHOTOS: Fantastic 1-2-3 finish http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PHOTOS--Fantastic-1-2-3-finish Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:10:20 GMT Andrew Riley wins Gold for Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Andrew-Riley-wins-Gold-for-Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica--Jamaica’s Andrew Riley won the men’s 110m hurdles gold medal clocking 13.32 seconds at the XX Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, a few minutes ago. Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:47:10 GMT GOLD SILVER BRONZE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/GOLD-SILVER-BRONZE KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica copped a clean sweep in the women’s 400m at the XX Commonwealth Games a  short while ago. Stephanie McPherson (50.67) won from Novelene Williams Mills (50.86) with Christine Day (51.09) on third. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:42:13 GMT COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Jamaicans out of men’s 400m final http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/COMMONWEALTH-GAMES--Jamaicans-out-of-men-s-400m-final KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica’s Rusheen McDonald finished fourth in his 400m semi final at the XX Commonwealth Games a short while ago. The race was won by Martyn Rooney of England in 44.23 seconds with Jovan Solomon of Trinidad second. Highly favoured Chris Brown of the Bahamas finished third. Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:35:26 GMT Commonwealth Games: Kimberly Williams wins triple jump gold http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Commonwealth-Games-Kimberly-Williams-wins-Triple-jump-Gold GlASGOW, Scotland --- Kimberly Williams won gold in the women's triple jump at the XX Commonwealth Games moments ago. Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:03:46 GMT I was under no pressure, says 100m champion Bailey Cole http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/I-was-under-no-pressure--says-100m-champion-Bailey-Cole GLASGOW, Scotland (CMC) – Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole said he felt under no pressure as he stormed to victory in the men’s 100 metres at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:54:36 GMT JC footballer collapses, dies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/JC-footballer-collapses--dies KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A Jamaica College (JC) student/footballer collapsed and died this morning in the bleachers of the Sports Complex at the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) grounds. Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:33:23 GMT Holness to tour drought affected southern St Elizabeth http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Holness-to-tour-drought-affected-southern-St-Elizabeth KINGSTON, Jamaica—Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness will on Wednesday tour sections of St Elizabeth affected by the ongoing drought. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:29:43 GMT Bodies of fishermen feared killed by pirates wash ashore in Guyana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Bodies-of-fishermen-feared-killed-by-pirates-wash-ashore-in-Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The bodies of two fishermen reportedly killed by pirates washed ashore on Monday promoting their colleagues to urge the authorities to provide more protection for those engaged in the trade. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:55:22 GMT Fourth International Reggae Wine Festival for MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Fourth-International-Reggae-Wine-Festival-for-MoBay KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The fourth International Reggae Wine Festival is scheduled for October 18 at the Whitter Village in Montego Bay. Artistes for the event have not been confirmed, but Carlos Daley, founder of the event, expects the presence of an American wine sommelier to broaden its appeal. Local Entertainment Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:47:15 GMT One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/One-dead-as-6-3-magnitude-earthquake-rattle-Mexico OAXACA, Mexico (AFP)- A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Tuesday, killing an elderly woman who fell as she fled her home and injuring another woman who evacuated from a hospital. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:41:36 GMT Jamaica win CUT games, break 13 records http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Jamaica-win-CUT-games--break-13-records PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Jamaica racked up 587 points to top the table for the 5th time in six years at the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) games staged in Trinidad over the weekend. Local Sports Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:11:50 GMT UPDATE: 9-y-o girl hit by plane on Florida beach dies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--9-y-o-girl-hit-by-plane-on-Florida-beach-dies ST PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — A nine-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:01:28 GMT German woman dies after cattle attack http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/German-woman-dies-after-cattle-attack VIENNA (AP) — Police say a herd of cattle attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:51:41 GMT