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 St Andrew Rotaract Club hosts annual cancer benefit concert Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/St-Andrew-Rotaract-Club-hosts-annual-cancer-benefit-concert-Sunday KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Rotaract Club of St Andrew will on Sunday host its annual Live For Faith concert, proceeds from which will go towards the Consie Walters Cancer Care Unit and Hospice at St Joseph’s Hospital in the parish. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:34:04 GMT Firestorm over White House security after new fence jump http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Firestorm-over-White-House-security-after-new-fence-jump WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - For once, the debate gripping Washington is not about party politics. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:32:13 GMT French unemployment hits new record http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/French-unemployment-hits-new-record PARIS, France (AFP) - Unemployment in France hit a new record in September, with official statistics published Friday showing 3.43 million people claimed jobless benefits. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:29:24 GMT Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Two-US-states-order-tough-Ebola-quarantine-rules NEW YORK, United States (AFP) - New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of the disease in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:25:10 GMT Motorist in St Elizabeth hit-and-run surrenders to police http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Motorist-in-St-Elizabeth-hit-and-run-surrenders-to-police ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The motorist involved in the hit-and-run on the Siloah main road in St Elizabeth Wednesday, which claimed the life of 57-year-old Rainford Findlay and injured his six-year-old daughter, has turned himself in to the Santa Cruz police. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:12:45 GMT A revolution in thinking needed to solve Jamaica’s problems — Holness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/A-revolution-in-thinking-needed-to-solve-Jamaica-s-problems---Holness KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Andrew Holness believes that there is hope for Jamaica’s growth and development but insists there needs to be a revolution in thinking and approach to finding solutions to problems facing the nation. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:03:33 GMT Forex: J$112.68 to one US dollar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/FOREX--J-112-68-to-one-US-dollar2014-10-24T16-05-59 KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, October 24, ended trading at J$112.68, up two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:04:39 GMT Information minister lauds NCU http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Information-minister-lauds-NCU KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, has lauded the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) for continuing to produce high academic achievers, who have made their mark worldwide. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:24:40 GMT UPDATE: Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--Two-year-old-girl-dies-of-Ebola-in-Mali-s-first-case BAMAKO, (AFP) - A two-year-old girl died of Ebola in Mali on Friday, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation, a source in the prime minister's office told AFP. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:52:02 GMT UPDATE: Body found in car at Kingston gas station http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--Body-found-in-car-at-Kingston-gas-station His sister, Jennifer Markland, who was on the scene, confirmed his identity to OBSERVER ONLINE. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:41:35 GMT Court reserves judgement on Peter Bunting case http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Court-reserves-judgement-on-Peter-Bunting-case KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court has reserved judgement in the judicial review of a decision by Security Minister Peter Bunting’s to deport Curaçao national Shurendy Quant last year April, in breach of a court order. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:30:10 GMT Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Gunman-in-Canada-attack-complained-about-mosque VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada’s Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:25:23 GMT Body found in car at Kingston gas station http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Body-found-in-car-at-Kingston-gas-station The body was found about two hours ago and the police called to the scene. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:32:28 GMT China Harbour says diesel fuel stolen from Steer Town site  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/China-Harbour-says-diesel-fuel-stolen-from-Steer-Town-site KINGSTON, Jamaica — China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) says that (800) litres of diesel fuel were stolen from its Steer Town Highway 2000 site in St. Ann on Monday (October 20). Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:08:31 GMT UPDATE: Student wounds six, kills self in US school shooting http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--Student-wounds-six--kills-self-in-US-school-shooting LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A student opened fire at a US school Friday, injuring as many as six people before killing himself, the Seattle Times reported, citing law enforcement sources. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:10:52 GMT 6-yo dies in hit-and-run accident http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/6-yo-dies-in-hit-and-run-accident HANOVER, Jamaica – A six-year-old boy died Thursday night following a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident along Harding Hall main road in Hanover. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:58:12 GMT Caribbean health a‎uthority to host infectious substance training http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Caribbean-health-a-uthority-to-host-infectious-substance-training PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says it will host workshops geared at strengthening the Caribbean’s ability to prepare and respond to outbreak situations such as the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:20 GMT Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Shooting-reported-at-high-school-north-of-Seattle MARYSVILLE, Washington (AP) — Police have responded to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:27:35 GMT Obama to meet with Texas nurse cured of Ebola: White House http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Obama-to-meet-with-Texas-nurse-cured-of-Ebola--White-House WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama will meet Friday with Nina Pham, one of two US nurses who has been cured of Ebola, the White House said. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:18:33 GMT 43 Cuban migrants returned home by US Coast Guard http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/43-Cuban-migrants-returned-home-by-US-Coast-Guard MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard has returned more than 40 Cuban migrants caught at sea to their homeland. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:55:50 GMT Gunmen kidnap Nigeria oil minister's sister -- police http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Gunmen-kidnap-Nigeria-oil-minister-s-sister----police PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AFP) -- The sister of Nigeria's powerful petroleum minister has been kidnapped in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said Friday, in the latest abduction targetting a prominent political family. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:36:53 GMT Victoria Jubilee Hospital back to normal after fire http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Victoria-Jubilee-Hospital-back-to-normal-after-fire KINGSTON, Jamaica – The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is reporting that operations are back to normal at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) following a brief fire at the facility Thursday night. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:09:38 GMT Man remanded for attempting to export ganja to Curacao http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Man-remanded-for-attempting-to-export-ganja-to-Curacao KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A May Pen labourer who attempted to smuggle over two pounds of ganja to Curacao has been remanded for sentencing next month. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:43 GMT Two shot dead in Spanish Town http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Two-shot-dead-in-Spanish-Town KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two men were killed in separate shooting incidents in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Thursday. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:42:53 GMT Snowplough in Total crash reversed into jet's path -- probe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Snowplough-in-Total-crash-reversed-into-jet-s-path----probe PARIS, France (AFP) -- A French investigator who went to Moscow to probe the plane crash that killed Total's chief executive said Friday the snowplough that caused the accident crossed the runway and then mysteriously reversed back into the jet's path. Local News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:36:33 GMT