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 Boyz beat Chile 2-1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/ja-win VINA DEL MAR, Chile – It appeared that somehow Winfried Schaefer and his Reggae Boyz were never made aware of the script as they completely disrupted what should have been a grand sendoff party for the 2015 Copa America champions, Chile, by registering a feisty 2-1 victory inside Estadio Sausalito here tonight. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 21:32:19 GMT Reggae Boyz lead Chile 1-0 at halftime http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/1-0 VINA DEL MAR, Chile – A 36th minute goal by Clayton Donaldson has given Jamaica a 1-0 half time lead against the FIFA Coca-Cola number three ranked Chile inside Estadio Sausalito here. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 20:04:59 GMT Honey Bun's solar energy system a positive move for growth – Industry Minister http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Honey-Bun-s-solar-energy-system-a-positive-move-for-growth----industry-minister KINGSTON, Jamaica –The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, & Fisheries (MICAF) has described Honey Bun’s newly-installed solar-energy system as a positive development for growth, job creation, and competitiveness. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 19:29:02 GMT Weekly Round-up: Dollar slide under control...WISYNCO fire...Gov't commits US$150,000 to Racers Grand Prix http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Weekly-Round-up--Dollar-slide-under-control-WSYNCO-fire--Gov-t-commits-US-150-000-to-Racers-Grand-Prix KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) sold some US$158 million to the foreign exchange market in an effort to stem the slide of the Jamaican dollar. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:42 GMT UPDATE: Transport Ministry says fatal St Ann minibus was defective http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--Transport-Ministry-says-fatal-St-Ann-minibus-was-defective KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry has expressed shock and outrage at the circumstances which led to the fatal crash of a minibus along the Llandovery main road in St Ann Friday morning. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 19:05:39 GMT Forex: J$125.44 to one US dollar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Forex--J-125-44-to-one-US-dollar KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar on Friday, May 27, ended trading at J$125.44, up by two cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 18:38:14 GMT Increased rainfall forecast for Jamaica this weekend http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Increased-rainfall-forecast-for-Jamaica-this-weekend KINGSTON, Jamaica – A persistent trough across Jamaica and the central Caribbean is expected to produce increased rainfall across the island starting on Saturday afternoon, according to the Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 18:33:23 GMT PM sees expanded role for JDF http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PM-sees-expanded-role-for-JDF KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Government will ensure that the capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are leveraged to tackle many of the country’s socio-economic challenges. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 18:26:41 GMT ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Effects of Zika virus is for a lifetime http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/ONLINE-READERS-COMMENT--Effects-of-Zika-virus-is-for-a-lifetime   Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 16:55:57 GMT 'Best of the best' honoured at Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/-Best-of-the-best--honoured-at-Jamaica-Observer-Table-Talk-Food-Awards KINGSTON, Jamaica – The 18th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards was met with characteristic success as “the best of the best” in local and international cuisine took centre stage at the region’s premier culinary awards and exhibition event held on the east lawns of Devon House in Kingston last evening. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 16:18:09 GMT Johnny Depp ordered to stay away from wife over abuse claim http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Johnny-Depp-ordered-to-stay-away-from-wife-over-abuse-claim LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Johnny Depp was hit with a restraining order on Friday after his wife appeared in court with a black eye, accusing the Oscar-nominated star of assaulting her. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 16:11:20 GMT Inmate shot dead in escape attempt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Inmate-shot-dead-in-escape-attempt ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is reporting that an inmate at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town was shot dead as he attempted to escape from the institution today Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 16:00:20 GMT UPDATE: Bus drivers again in spotlight as five people killed in St Ann crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--Bus-drivers-again-in-spotlight-as-five-people-killed-in-St-Ann-crash ST ANN, Jamaica — The conduct of public passenger vehicle drivers on the Brown’s Town to Ocho Rios route has again been thrown in the spotlight following a deadly crash, which claimed five lives this morning. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 14:58:41 GMT ONLINE READERS COMMENT: There is no need for tougher Bail Act http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/ONLINE-READERS-COMMENT--There-is-no-need-for-tougher-Bail-Act Dear Editor, Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 13:35:22 GMT Evan Thompson appointed head of Met Service Division http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Evan-Thompson-appointed-head-of-Met-Service-Division KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has announced the appointment of Evan Thompson as the new Director for the Meteorological (Met) Service Division. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 13:07:03 GMT Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/zika-Brazil LONDON (AP) — Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 13:00:04 GMT Schaefer names Boyz starting 11 vs Chile http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Schaefer-names-Boyz-starting-11-vs-Chile VINE DEL MAR, Chile – Reggae Boyz head coach Winfried Schaefer announced his starting eleven to face Chile in their friendly international here inside Estadio Sausalito at 7:30 pm (6:30 pm Jamaica time) today. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 12:46:00 GMT 30-odd men rape teen in Brazil, four identified http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/30-odd-men-rape-teen-in-Brazil--four-identified RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they have identified and issued arrest warrants for four of the more than 30 men being investigated in the gang rape of a teenage girl. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 11:56:36 GMT RPD arrests two for forgery and embezzlement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/RPD-arrests-two-for-forgery-and-embezzlement KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Finance and Public Service is today reporting the arrests of two individuals by officers of the Revenue Protection Division (RPD). Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 11:49:23 GMT UPDATE: 'It will take months to determine cause of Wisynco fire' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE---It-will-take-months-to-determine-cause-of-Wisynco-fire- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade Emelio Ebanks says it will take months to identify the cause of yesterday’s fire which damaged a section of the Wisynco Group’s warehouse in Lakes Pen, St Catherine. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 11:40:10 GMT FIFA impose stadium bans, fines for homophobic chants http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/FIFA-impose-stadium-bans--fines-for-homophobic-chants ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) — FIFA on Friday handed out fines to the football associations of Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay for homophobic chants by supporters during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup. Local Sports Fri, 27 May 2016 10:51:32 GMT Man shot and injured during police operation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Man-shot-and-injured-during-police-operation KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was this morning shot and injured during a joint police/military operation while two illegal firearms were recovered along Tulip Lane in West Kingston. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 10:34:37 GMT PHOTOS: At least 5 killed in St Ann bus crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PHOTOS--At-least-5-killed-in-St-Ann-bus-crash ST ANN, Jamaica -- At least five people have perished in a motor vehicle crash which occurred along the Llandovery main road in St Ann this morning. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 10:22:49 GMT UPDATE: Wisynco warehouse fire still burning http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--Wisynco-warehouse-fire-still-burning KINGSTON, Jamaica — Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade Emelio Ebanks has confirmed that yesterday’s fire, which destroyed a section of the Wisynco Group’s Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine, is still burning. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 09:51:50 GMT Firearm seized, man arrested in Manchester http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Firearm-seized--man-arrested-in-Manchester MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Mandeville police say they have seized a Glock 9mm pistol, 43 rounds of ammunition and arrested a man during an operation in Kingsland district in the parish on Thursday. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 09:44:53 GMT