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 Warmington puts foot down on debating schedule http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Warmington-puts-foot-down-on-debating-schedule_17772117 THE House of Representatives last week got a taste of what it would be like to have outspoken South West St Catherine Member of Parliament Everald Warmington as Leader of Opposition Business. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gallantry Steals the Show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Gallantry-Steals-the-Show THERE were cheers and sporadic rounds of applause throughout the national honours and awards investiture ceremony at King’s House yesterday, but it was the citations for those being awarded for gallantry that evoked the most reaction from the large audience assembled on the sprawling lawns. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:08:02 GMT Cash Pot survival http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Cash-Pot-survival_17772221 WHILE buying Cash Pot may be a hobby for some Jamaicans, for others it is not only an additional income but their sole means of survival. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Heartless! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Heartless-_17773096 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Residents of Upper King Street were on edge last night following Sunday evening's shooting attack which left three members of the community, including an elderly woman, dead. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Keep doing good, Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Keep-doing-good--Observer Dear Editor, Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:17:11 GMT Police warn of impostors posing as utility company workers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Police-warn-of-impostors-posing-as-utility-company-workers_17772085 THE police are issuing a warning to members of the public to beware of individuals posing as National Water Commission (NWC) workers or persons employed to other utility companies. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cops mourn colleague’s death http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Cops-mourn-colleague-s-death_17773067 MEMBERS of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were yesterday left mourning the death of another of their colleague who suddenly fell ill and died in St Catherine over the weekend. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT January trial for helper who allegedly stole designer clothes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/January-trial-for-helper-who-allegedly-stole-designer-clothes_17773021 The Clarendon helper who reportedly posted on Facebook several photographs of her wearing designer clothes and shoes she allegedly stole from her boss is to go on trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court next January. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bill coming to reduce Administrator General's backlog http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Bill-coming-to-reduce-Administrator-General-s-backlog_17772266 Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding says legislation is being drafted to allow the Administrator General to administer "multi-generational estates", which are the majority of estates making up the huge backlog of cases at the department. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Thwaites commends principals for outstanding leadership http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Thwaites-commends-principals-for-outstanding-leadership-_17772971 Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites has commended principals and vice-principals of educational institutions for the "outstanding leadership" displayed in getting the new school term off to a good start. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bunting says $4m jet was best option for Abu Bakr http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Bunting-says--4m-jet-was-best-option-for-Abu-Bakr KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Peter Bunting says sending Trinidadian Muslim Leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, home on a private jet was the best solution available to the Government. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:14:17 GMT FOREX: J$112.60 to one US dollar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/FOREX--J-112-60-to-one-US-dollar2014-10-21T16-00-53 KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Tuesday, October 21, ended trading at J$112.60, down four cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:59:10 GMT Juror shortage stalls murder trial of policeman, sister http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Juror-shortage-stalls-murder-trial-of-policeman--sister ST ANN’S BAY, St Ann — The St Ann Circuit Court continues to face challenges as persons continue to ignore requests for them to serve as jurors. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:52:33 GMT Sagicor donates fever machine to Ebola preparedness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Sagicor-donates-fever-machine-to-Ebola-preparedness KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sagicor Jamaica Limited has announced the purchase, and donation of a fever scan machine to the Ministry of National Security to aid in the detection of Ebola. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:56:40 GMT Sewer problem shuts down GC Foster College http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Sewer-problem-shuts-down-GC-Foster-College ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The principal and management of GC Foster College has announced the closure of the institution “until further notice”. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:48:13 GMT Children’s Advocate saddened by downtown shooting of three kids http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Children-s-Advocate-saddened-by-downtown-shooting-of-three-kids KINGSTON, Jamaica— Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has said that she’s saddened by news of Monday night’s that three girls were shot in downtown Kingston, and expressed concern about the safety of the nation’s children. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:25:34 GMT Bodies of four babies found in Canada storage locker http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Bodies-of-four-babies-found-in-Canada-storage-locker OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — The bodies of four babies have been discovered in a storage locker in the western Canadian city of Winnipeg, police said Tuesday. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:20:28 GMT Ebola fears prompt Trinidad union to bar members unloading ship from Ghana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Ebola-fears-prompt-Trinidad-union-to-bar-members-unloading-ship-from-Ghana PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The powerful Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) Tuesday prevented its members from unloading a ship from West Africa saying that the state-owned oil company, PETROTIN, had not formulated any protocols to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:12:18 GMT West Africa travellers restricted to five US airports http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/West-Africa-travellers-restricted-to-five-US-airports WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the centre of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:32 GMT Nigeria minister 'optimistic' Boko Haram will free girls http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Nigeria-minister--optimistic--Boko-Haram-will-free-girls BERLIN, Germany (AFP) -- Nigeria's foreign minister said Tuesday that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:33:39 GMT Kingston Wharves breaks ground Wednesday for Logistics Facility http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Kingston-Wharves-breaks-ground-Wednesday-for-Logistics-Facility KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) will, on Wednesday, October 22, formally break ground for the construction of its Total Logistics Facility. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:03:24 GMT JUTC buys maintenance vehicles http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/JUTC-buys-maintenance-vehicles KINGSTON, Jamaica --- The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has purchased three maintenance vehicles through a Euro Loan facility available to the state-owned company. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:42:51 GMT Russia blames 'negligent' airport bosses for Total CEO's crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Russia-blames--negligent--airport-bosses-for-Total-CEO-s-crash MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) - Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:36:27 GMT Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Spain-nurse-definitively-cured-of-Ebola--doctors MADRID, Spain (AFP) - A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus according to definitive test results, doctors said Tuesday. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:21:55 GMT Jamaican wins Miss Divali Nagar 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Jamaican-wins-Miss-Divali-Nagar-2014 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Jamaican beauty Rachel Biesray has won the Miss Divali Nagar 2014 crown. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:50:30 GMT