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 PM promises St Thomas sugar workers more houses http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PM-promises-St-Thomas-sugar-workers-more-houses ST THOMAS, Jamaica – Prime Minister and People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller is promising more houses for sugar workers in St Thomas. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:50:51 GMT W'house, Barbican in Colourscape KO final http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/W-house--Barbican-in-Colourscape-KO-final KINGSTON, Jamaica — Champions Barbican Football Club will defend the Sherwin Williams Colourscape Knockout title against Waterhouse FC after both secured favourable results in their respective semi-final contests at Anthony Spaulding Complex on Sunday. Local Sports Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:42:23 GMT Keyes' strike gives Boys' Town derby win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Keyes--strike-gives-Boys--Town-derby-win KINGSTON, Jamaica – Peter Keyes struck in the 35th minute to give Boys' Town FC a 1-0 victory against Trench Town rivals Arnett Gardens FC in Sunday's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at Barbican Sports Complex. Local Sports Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:30:18 GMT Ferguson shuns ‘ghetto politics’ but touts achievements as MP http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Ferguson-shuns--ghetto-politics--but-touts-achievements-as-MP ST THOMAS, Jamaica – People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern and newly appointed Labour Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says education has always been among his chief priorities as MP, insisting that several schools are now in the constituency because of him. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:05:02 GMT Comrades give Ferguson resounding welcome at St Thomas rally http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Comrades-give-Ferguson-resounding-welcome-at-St-Thomas-rally ST THOMAS, Jamaica – It was pandemonium here in Morant Bay, St Thomas, when Member of Parliament for the St Thomas Eastern constituency Dr Fenton Ferguson arrived. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:57:47 GMT PHOTOS: Jamaica Observer at PAJ Awards 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PHOTOS--Jamaica-Observer-at-PAJ-Awards-2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica – The work of journalists and media practitioners on Saturday night took centre stage at the Press Association of Jamaica’s National Journalism Awards. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:34:59 GMT UWI, University of Guyana student associations sign MoU http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UWI-and-University-of-Guyana-student-associations-sign-MoU GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by representatives from student associations of the Universities of Guyana (UC) and the West Indies (UWI) to fight against discrimination and the overall improvement of life at both institutions. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:00:19 GMT Decry use of internet to shame and humiliate — Falconer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Decry-use-of-internet-to-shame-and-humiliate---Falconer KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – A call has been made for the society to decry the use of the internet for the posting of personal and private information, including photos, which cause humiliation, and damage the reputation of innocent persons, particularly children. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:48:50 GMT Man shot dead in dispute, police seek 20-y-o suspect http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Man-shot-dead-in-dispute--police-seek-20-y-o-suspect WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Twenty-nine-year-old Darfield Cummings, otherwise called ‘Tugs’, of McDonald Road, Lennox Bigwoods, Westmoreland, was shot dead during a dispute Saturday afternoon. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:39:25 GMT Britain sends £5m foreign aid to C'bean to improve fishing, tourism http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Britain-sends--5m-foreign-aid-to-C-bean-to-improve-fishing--tourism MALTA, (CMC) – British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a £5.6 million cash injection to help improve fishing, tourism and shipping in the Caribbean and other countries. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:30:55 GMT Observer wins big at PAJ Awards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Observer-wins-big-at-PAJ-Awards2015-11-29T08-15-33 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Ace photographer Bryan Cummings was among the winners at Saturday night’s Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) Awards, copping the Aston Rhoden Award for News Photography for the Jamaica Observer. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:11:38 GMT Warner files appeal against his extradition to US http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Warner-files-appeal-against-his-extradition-to-US TRINIDAD (CMC) – Former FIFA vice president Austin “Jack” Warner, on Friday filed an appeal challenging an extradition order issued by the United States, saying that it goes against the local extradition laws. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:51:55 GMT Gun found in unfinished building after cops quell dispute http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Gun-found-in-unfinished-building-after-cops-quell-dispute ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Police in Linstead are reporting that they seized a homemade firearm in Rosemount district, St Catherine, yesterday. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:42:28 GMT Dalley calls meeting with hospital management, halts burial of babies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Dalley-calls-meeting-with-hospital-management--halts-burial-of-babies KINGSTON, Jamaica – Health Minister Horace Dalley has instructed the management of the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee hospitals and the South East Regional Health Authority to halt all action being taken to bury the bodies of babies that have been in the morgue, some since January this year. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:38:23 GMT Narine suspended over illegal action http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/West-Indian-Narine-suspended-over-illegal-action DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday suspended West Indian spinner Sunil Narine after his action was deemed illegal by an independent assessment. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:52:24 GMT PM signs contract for $64m expansion of Mandeville Primary and Junior High http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PM-signs-contract-for--64m-expansion-of-Mandeville-Primary-and-Junior-High MANCHESTER, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, last Friday signed contracts valued at J$64 million for expansion and rehabilitation of the Mandeville Primary and Junior High School in Manchester. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:37:16 GMT Cuba, US to hold talks on migration and drug trafficking http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Cuba--US-to-hold-talks-on-migration-and-drug-trafficking HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – The United States and Cuba will hold talks in Washington DC on Monday to discuss issues related to migration and the fight against drug trafficking. Local News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:22:13 GMT