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 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 CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/CDC-releases-revised-Ebola-gear-guidelines ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:40:58 GMT Man shot dead, another injured in Green Island Hanover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Man-shot-dead--another-injured-in-Green-Island-Hanover KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two men were shot Monday night, one fatally, in a brazen attack in Salt Spring district in Green Island Hanover. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:17:47 GMT Windies ‘A’ draw ‘Test’with Sri Lanka ‘A’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Windies--A--draw--Test-with-Sri-Lanka--A- MATARA, Sri Lanka (CMC) – Sri Lanka A and West Indies A played to a draw on the fourth day of their second four-day ‘Test’ at the Uyanwatte Stadium here Tuesday. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:08:00 GMT WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa in January http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/WHO--Ebola-vaccine-trials-in-West-Africa-in-January GENEVA (AP) — The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organisation official said Tuesday. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:19:37 GMT PHOTOS: Fire on Omara Road http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/PHOTOS--Fire-on-Omara-Road A fire raged along Omara Road in Kingston early Monday morning engulfing a dwelling and threatening neighbouring buildings. The cause of the massive blaze was unconfirmed Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:17:30 GMT 1000 Volts of Holt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/1000-Volts-of-Holt KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Like most of his rocksteady era contemporaries, John Holt loved recording studios. He loved to record music even more. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:46 GMT UPDATE: Pistorius gets 5 years for girlfriend’s killing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/UPDATE--Pistorius-gets-5-years-for-girlfriend-s-killing PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:37:20 GMT Frater apologises over snubbing Walsh Awards to party http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Frater-apologises-over-snubbing-Walsh-Awards-to-party KINGSTON, Jamaica — Michael Frater has issued a release expressing “sincere apologises” for partying instead of attending the Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence Ceremony where he was being honoured. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:22:58 GMT India pulls out of West Indies tours, begin legal proceedings http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/India-pulls-out-of-West-Indies-tours--begin-legal-proceedings HYDERABAD, India (CMC) – The Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) says it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over its players’ decision to suddenly abandon the Indian tour. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:09:32 GMT Henry wants govt to be more proactive in protecting Chinese investment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Henry-wants-govt-to-be-more-proactive-in-protecting-Chinese-investment KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Former Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, has criticised the government for failing to be more pro-active in dealing with current problems affecting the completion of the North South link of Highway 2000. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:31 GMT Pistorius gets 5 years for girlfriend’s killing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Pistorius-gets-5-years-for-girlfriend-s-killing PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was today sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:57:26 GMT Transport groups willing to support Ebola education campaign http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Transport-groups-willing-to-support-Ebola-education-campaign_17772069 THE Joint Coalition of Transport Operators which includes the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators, Rural Transit Association, Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, and the Western Transit Association say they stand ready to give support to any public education campaign in the country's effort to prevent the deadly Ebola virus now ravaging other countries. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Street Scenes-  October 21 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Street-Scenes---October-21_17773024 This young cart operator transports a boy along Slipe Road, Kingston. Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Raining on my parade http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Raining-on-my-parade_17773091 The Portland Heroes Day Parade was held amidst heavy rains which held up the proceedings for more than an hour. Here members of the uniformed groups brave the showers to participate in the event. (PHOTO: EVERARD OWEN) Local News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT