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 Veteran singer John Holt is dead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Veteran-singer-John-Holt-is-dead KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Veteran Jamaican reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital on Sunday. He was 69. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:10:28 GMT US lab worker on cruise tests negative for Ebola — report http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/US-lab-worker-on-cruise-tests-negative-for-Ebola---report WASHINGTON, (AFP) — A cruise ship carrying a lab worker suspected of contact with Ebola returned to Texas Sunday, as US media reported the woman had tested negative for the deadly disease. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:42:45 GMT Rastafarian leader urges members to emulate Nation of Islam teachings ‎ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Rastafarian-leader-urges-members-to-emulate-Nation-of-Islam-teachings-- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Rastafari group in Jamaica today showed their appreciation to Nation of Islam leader Lious Farrakhan at the staging of the Million Man March now underway at the National Arena. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:51:39 GMT UPDATE: Vaz says first move is to unite Central Westmoreland constituency http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--Vaz-says-fist-move-is-to-unite-Central-Westmoreland-constituency WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Dwayne Vaz in an interview with OBSERVER ONLINE Sunday said that his first mission was to work to unite People's National Party (PNP) supporters in Central Westmoreland ahead of the general elections due in 2016. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:25:07 GMT Health Minister asks Canada for assistance with Jamaica’s Ebola preparedness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Health-Minister-asks-Canada-for-assistance-with-Jamaica-s-Ebola-preparedness KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson has asked that Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica look at possible ways in which his country can assist Jamaica in its Ebola response. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:39:49 GMT Dwayne Vaz PNP candidate for Central Westmoreland   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Dwayne-Vaz-to-represent-Central-Westmoreland SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — People's National Party (PNP) delegates today voted for Dwayne Vaz as the man to replace the late Roger Clarke as their next representative in the Central Westmoreland constituency. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:14:12 GMT Cop busted in alleged sex-case extortion of teacher   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Cop-busted-in-alleged-sex-case-extortion-of-teacher KINGSTON, Jamaica — Another policeman has been arrested on suspicions that he breached the Corruption Prevention Act. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:24:38 GMT Million-Man March underway at National Arena http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Million-Man-March-underway-at-National-Arena KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Nation of Islam-held 'Million Man March', being hosted in Jamaica for the first time, is now underway at the National Arena in Kingston. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:11:20 GMT In Spain, nursing assistant declared Ebola-free http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/In-Spain--nursing-assistant-declared-Ebola-free MADRID (AP) — Spain says a test has shown a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola is now clear of all traces of the virus. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:48:34 GMT  Police seize firearm during Waltham Park Road spot check http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Police-seize-firearm-during-Waltham-Park-Road-spot-check KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Hunts Bay Police say they have seized a .380 semiautomatic pistol and nine .380 rounds of ammunition on Waltham Park Road, Kingston 13 on Saturday, October 18. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:51:19 GMT Portland Art Gallery hosts fair today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Portland-Art-Gallery-hosts-fair-today PORTLAND, Jamaica -- The Portland Art Gallery is today hosting an exhibition titled ‘The finest art with a touch of magic’ at Cajanas Café in the Port Antonio square. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:14:27 GMT Ebola guidelines for funeral homes Tuesday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Ebola-guidelines-for-funeral-homes-Tuesday KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson will be officially handing over the completed Guidelines for the Operation of Funeral Establishments and Mortuaries to operators of funeral establishments at a function scheduled for next Tuesday. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:29:22 GMT Trini girl held in ‘candle wax’ death of 9-year-old brother http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Trini-girl-held-in--candle-wax--death-of-9-year-old-brother PORT-OF-SPAIN (Trinidad Express) — A teenage relative of nine-year-old Abeomi Jeremiah, who was found motionless on his bed with candle wax on his eyelids, has been in police custody since Monday. Local News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:08:43 GMT Peter Tosh 70th birthday today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Peter-Tosh-70th-birthday-today KINGSTON, Jamaica -- With powerful songs such as ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ and ‘400 Years,’ Peter Tosh ranks among pop music's most militant artistes. Local Entertainment Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:32:13 GMT