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 Gary Barrow appointed chief technical officer of JPS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Gary-Barrow-appointed-chief-technical-officer-of-JPS KINGSTON, Jamaica – President and CEO of Jamaica Public Service, Kelly Tomblin, has announced the appointment of Gary Barrow as chief technical officer (CTO) of JPS. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 11:57:42 GMT Fire damage section of Brown's Town market http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Fire-damage-section-of-Brown-s-Town-market ST ANN, Jamaica – Fire damaged a section of the Brown's Town market in St Ann on Tuesday morning. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 11:40:28 GMT Cuba caps food prices to tame inflation as more tourists arrive http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Cuba-caps-food-prices-to-tame-inflation-as-more-tourists-arrive HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) – Cuba on Tuesday announced price caps on basic vegetables to protect poor families' purchasing power as a rise in tourism to the communist island puts pressure on the food supply. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 10:25:12 GMT Police seek motive in killing of 2 US missionaries http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Police-seek-motive-in-killing-of-2-US-missionaries KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 10:13:39 GMT PM attends energy summit in the US http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PM-attends-energy-summit-in-the-US KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness departs the island today to participate in the United States Caribbean Central American Energy Summit meeting in Washington DC. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 09:51:48 GMT ONLINE READERS COMMENT: What kind of animal attacks missionaries? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/ONLINE-READERS-COMMENT--What-kind-of-animal-attacks-missionaries- Dear Editor, Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 09:32:53 GMT Cop killed at school fair in St Vincent http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Cop-killed-at-school-fair-in-St-Vincent KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Police say an 18-year-old youth is assisting their investigations into the death of a police officer, who was reportedly stabbed while on duty at a fair at a school. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 09:23:35 GMT Dancehall artiste Popcaan jailed in Antigua http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Dancehall-artiste-Popcaan-jailed-in-Antigua KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican dancehall artiste Popcaan was last night arrested in Antigua after a raucous scene erupted on stage at the Antigua Trades and Labour Union rally in Fort James. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 08:54:52 GMT Bassist: Prince found 'real happiness' as Jehovah's Witness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Bassist--Prince-found--real-happiness--as-Jehovah-s-Witness MINNETONKA, United States (AP) — Music megastar Prince was known for throwing parties that stretched into the wee hours of the morning, but his faith and the Bible could also keep him gabbing until sunrise, according to his longtime friend and "spiritual brother", bassist Larry Graham. Local News Tue, 03 May 2016 08:38:39 GMT Petcom sold for J$2.3 billion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Petcom-sold-for-J-2-3-billion KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) announced today, May 2, that Petroleum Company of Jamaica Limited (Petcom) a subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has been sold to Phoenix Fuels  and Accessories Limited for US$19 million (J$2.3 billion). Local News Mon, 02 May 2016 19:25:17 GMT NCU’s mosquito repellant places 6th in international competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/NCU-s-mosquito-repellant-places-6th-in-international-competition KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Northern Caribbean University (NCU) team placed sixth in the world when they presented at the International Business Model Competition (IBMC)  held in Washington DC, in the United States, on April 29 and 30. Local News Mon, 02 May 2016 19:09:08 GMT Fire forces postponement of surgeries at Princess Margaret Hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Fire-forces-postponement-of-surgeries-at-Princess-Margaret-Hospital KINGSTON, Jamaica – The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) says that elective surgeries at the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas have been temporarily suspended due to a fire in the operating theatre at the facility. Local News Mon, 02 May 2016 18:37:09 GMT Forex: J$123.18 to one US dollar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Forex--J-123-18-to-one-US-dollar KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar on Monday, May 2, ended trading at J$123.18, up by three cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Mon, 02 May 2016 18:33:17 GMT Wes Morgan's Leicester City win English Premier League title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Wes-Morgan-s-Leicester-City-win-English-Premier-League-title LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Leicester City were crowned champions of England for the first time in the club's 132-year history after nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea on Monday. Local Sports Mon, 02 May 2016 16:21:29 GMT UPDATE: T&T PM says no discussion on decriminalising marijuana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--T-T-PM-says-no-discussion-on-decriminalising-marijuana PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his administration has not discussed decriminalising marijuana even as his Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi is quoted as saying that it is reviewing existing legislation as well as planning wide consultation before adopting any position. Local News Mon, 02 May 2016 15:53:13 GMT US Embassy hoping for quick ID of missionaries' killers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/US-Embassy-hoping-for-quick-ID-of-missionaries--killers KINGSTON, Jamaica — Counsellor for Public Affairs at the United States Embassy in Kingston, Joshua Polacheck, says United States authorities are anticipating swift action in apprehending those responsible for the deaths of two US missionaries in Boscobel, St Mary, on the weekend. Local News Mon, 02 May 2016 15:39:49 GMT Crawford to 'shell' new radio programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Crawford-to--shell--new-radio-programme KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former People’s National Party (PNP) member of Parliament Damion Crawford has been given his own radio programme. Local News Mon, 02 May 2016 13:49:46 GMT