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 Health Minister calls on 4-H clubs to promote healthy lifestyles http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Health-Minister-calls-on-4-H-clubs-to-promote-healthy-lifestyles KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) - Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, is urging the Jamaica 4-H clubs to involve its membership in the promotion of his ministry’s healthy lifestyles campaign. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:15:39 GMT Caribbean economies face peril with declining coral reefs - report http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Caribbean-economies-face-peril-with-declining-coral-reefs---report WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The United Nations and conservation groups have warned the Caribbean that their economies are in peril with the decline of coral reefs. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:32:23 GMT Work permits issued to foreigners only when necessary, says Agriculture Minister http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Work-permits-issued-to-foreigners-only-when-necessary--says-Agriculture-Minister ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Derrick Kellier has reiterated the Government’s stance on the issuing of work permits to foreigners to work in Jamaica. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:31:20 GMT Windies paid the price for first session collapse, says Ramdin http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Windies-paid-the-price-for-first-session-collapse--says-Ramdin ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) - Skipper Denesh Ramdin says West Indies have paid the price for losing six wickets in the first session of play on the final day of the second test match against England at the national stadium here on Saturday. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:13:31 GMT PHOTOS: Crashed car spotted in Portland http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PHOTOS--Crashed-car-spotted-in-Portland PORTLAND, Jamaica - This Toyota Yaris motor car was this morning spotted overturned in Anchovy, Port Antonio, Portland. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:45:43 GMT Blaine calls on Gov't to act decisively against child abuse http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Blaine-calls-on-Gov-t-to-act-decisively-against-child-abuse KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hear the Children’s Cry is calling on the Government and the Parliament to address the alarming plight of Jamaica’s abused children, and to address this as the top national priority that it is. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:41:22 GMT Dozens injured, arrested after soccer riots in Serbia http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Dozens-injured--arrested-after-soccer-riots-in-Serbia BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Authorities say at least 50 people have been injured and 40 arrested after fierce clashes between Red Star and Partizan fans. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:14:03 GMT Men who set worshippers on fire in St Lucia sentenced to life in prison http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Men-who-set-worshippers-on-fire-in-St-Lucia-sentenced-to-life-in-prison CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) - Two men accused of setting fire to worshippers 15 years ago, have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:32:17 GMT 20-y-o held with gun to be charged http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/20-y-o-held-with-gun-to-be-charged ST JAMES, Jamaica – A 20-year-old man is to face the court on firearm charges after he was arrest in connection with the seizure of a 9mm pistol in Mount Salem, St James on Saturday. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:11:34 GMT 55-y-o motorcyclist dies in crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/55-y-o-motorcyclist-dies-in-crash WESTMORELAND, Jamaica - Another motorcyclist has been killed in a traffic crash. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:07:14 GMT Child abuse, murders at 'crisis levels', says Johnson Smith http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Child-abuse--murders-at--crisis-levels---says-Johnson-Smith KINGSTON, Jamaica - Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Youth Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is once again calling on the Government to move quickly to deal with the issues of child abuse in the society. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:05:15 GMT PHOTOS: Nepal earthquake http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PHOTOS--Nepal-earthquake KATHMANDU, Nepal - The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:16:42 GMT More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/More-than-2-200-confirmed-dead-in-Nepal-earthquake KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left more than 2,200 people dead. Local News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:22:19 GMT Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Thousands-march-in-US-capital-against-gay-marriage WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington on Saturday against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days. Local News Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:11:01 GMT 2nd Test: England beat Windies by 9 wickets http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/2nd-Test--England-beat-Windies-by-9-wickets ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday. Local Sports Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:53:00 GMT PHOTOS: Calabar break meet record to cop High School Boys' 4x100m title at Penns http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PHOTOS--Calabar-break-meet-record-to-cop-High-School-Boys--4x100m-title-at-Penns PHILADELPHIA, United States — The Red Hills Road-based Calabar High School today secured victory in the High School Boys’ 4x100m relay event at the 121st Penn Relays, now under way in Pennsylvania, here. Local Sports Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:24:35 GMT