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 Jamaica, Cuba draw 1-1 in CONCACAF U-17 Championship http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Jamaica--Cuba-draw-1-1-in-CONCACAF-U-17-Championship SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Jamaica dropped two crucial points after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Cuba in their Group A encounter in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship at the Estadio Francisco Morazan in Honduras on Thursday.  Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:59:17 GMT 2nd man in custody for 14-y-o's murder http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/2nd-man-in-custody-for-14-y-o-s-murder ST THOMAS, Jamaica - Police have taken another man into custody in relation to Tuesday's murder of 14-year-old Kayalicia Simpson of the Newlands Housing Scheme in St Thomas. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:35:04 GMT PHOTO: Attorney-at-law Harold Brady approaches Fraud Squad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PHOTO--Attorney-at-law-Harold-Brady-approaches-Fraud-Squad KINGSTON, Jamaica - Noted attorney and senior member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Harold Brady was photographed today approaching the Fraud Squad at its headquarters on Duke Street in Kingston. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:36 GMT PHOTO: Boat on fire in Ocho Rios http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PHOTO--Boat-on-fire-in-Ocho-Rios ST ANN, Jamaica - A boat was seen on fire a short while ago in the Ocho Rios Bay, St Ann. It is not clear what started the fire, however, the boat burst into flames as people watched from the beach. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:10:32 GMT Attorney Harold Brady charged with fraud http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Attorney-Harold-Brady-charged-with-fraud KINGSTON, Jamaica - Noted attorney and senior member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Harold Brady was today charged with fraud in relation to the sale of a property. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:47:03 GMT Meeting planned after horrifying Trelawny crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Meeting-planned-after-horrifying-Trelawny-crash KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Works Richard Azan has called a meeting with key stakeholders regarding road safety issues that have been raised in light of last weekend’s fatal crash on the North Coast Highway. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:37:53 GMT Father and son found dead in St Ann home http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Father-and-son-found-dead-in-St-Ann-home ST ANN, Jamaica — While family members are theorising that a father and son found dead at their home in Mount Zion, St Ann were poisoned, after consuming a meal which included ackee on Monday, the police are awaiting a post-mortem to determine their cause of death. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:09:14 GMT J'can group shortlisted for UN award http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/J-can-group-shortlisted-for-UN-award GENEVA, Switzerland — A Jamaican group has been shortlisted for a United Nations award for disaster reduction. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:55:23 GMT Dominican Republic closes 5 consulates in Haiti http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Dominican-Republic-closes-5-consulates-in-Haiti SANTO DOMINIGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) - The Dominican Republic says it is closing, temporarily, five of its consulates in Haiti due to security concerns in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:29:28 GMT 24 injured after Delta plane skids off runway in NY http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/24-injured-after-Delta-plane-skids-off-runway-in-NY NEW YORK, United States(AFP) — An airliner skidded off a runway at New York's La Guardia airport Thursday as a major winter storm battered the United States from Texas to the US east coast. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:56:18 GMT SRHA counselling staff member attacked at Black River Hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/SRHA-counselling-staff-member-attacked-at-Black-River-Hospital ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) said Thursday that it has been providing support and counselling to the female staff member who was attacked by a mentally ill male patient at the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth yesterday. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:44:16 GMT Cricket World Cup: Holder looks to wipe out WACA misery http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Cricket-World-Cup--Holder-looks-to-wipe-out-WACA-misery PERTH, Australia (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder on Friday returns to Perth's WACA ground, the place where he made his One-Day international debut in 2013 and the scene of one of his team's greatest humiliations. Local Sports Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:32:13 GMT Missing man's skeletal remains found http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Missing-man-s-skeletal-remains-found WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The skeletal remains of a man were discovered Wednesday in York Mountain, Westmoreland by residents. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:21:48 GMT India asks YouTube to block rape film http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/India-asks-YouTube-to-block-rape-film NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India said Thursday it had asked YouTube to block access to a documentary about a savage gang-rape in Delhi, after barring broadcasters from airing the film. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:50:15 GMT Police High Command warns families against protecting criminals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Police-High-Command-warns-families-against-protecting-criminals KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police High Command is appealing to the relatives of individuals who might be involved in criminal activities not to shield them and provide safe havens for them when they carry out their illegal acts, as this may put their lives at risk due to the actions of feuding criminals. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:28:03 GMT Gun seized in Rema http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Gun-seized-in-Rema KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting the seizure of one Steyr Mannlicher 9mm semi-automatic pistol along with fourteen 9mm rounds of ammunition during an operation in Rema, Kingston 12, on Wednesday. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:48:46 GMT Admiral Bailey given another court date http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Admiral-Bailey-given-another-court-date KINGSTON, Jamaica - The case involving Jamaican deejay Admiral Bailey was today rescheduled when he appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court to answer to fraud charges. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:41:06 GMT Assessment on tobacco control being carried out by Health Ministry http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Assessment-on-tobacco-control-being-carried-out-by-Health-Ministry KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Health will be conducting an assessment on the economics of tobacco control in Jamaica. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:29:13 GMT Man's body found in bushes in St Thomas http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Man-s-body-found-in-bushes-in-St-Thomas ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The bullet-riddled body of a man was discovered in bushes here by the police Wednesday night. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:20:20 GMT Cricket World Cup: Windies vs India - five match facts http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Cricket-World-Cup--Windies-vs-India---five-match-facts PERTH, Australia — Here are five match facts for Friday's (today, Jamaica time) World Cup Pool B clash between India and West Indies at the WACA in Perth: Local Sports Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:54:11 GMT Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Liberia-s-last-Ebola-patient-discharged MONROVIA, Liberia (AFP) — Liberia discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient on Thursday, as it reported for the first time in nine months it had gone a full week without any new infections. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:29:38 GMT Barbados Gov't denies anti-Caricom stance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Barbados-Gov-t-denies-anti-Caricom-stance BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados Government has defended allegations that the island does not welcome citizens from other Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries insisting that it had deported a “very small percentage” of people. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:19:48 GMT UPDATE: Two women fatally shot on Red Hills Road http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/UPDATE--Two-women-fatally-shot-on-Red-Hills-Road KINGSTON, Jamaica - Two women, ages 44 and 45, were on Wednesday shot dead less than six hours apart in the Red Hills Road area of Kingston, in what the police say stemmed from an ongoing feud in the volatile “100 Lane” community. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:58:05 GMT Teachers, students learn money management skills http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Teachers--students-learn-money-management-skills KINGSTON, Jamaica – Money Basics for Kids are partnering with the Ministry of Education on a project aimed at delivering financial literacy to primary and high school students. It started with a teacher training symposium held at the Medallion Hall Hotel, in St Andrew. Local News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:30:37 GMT