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 House of Marley spearheads initiative to raise US$10,000 for Girlz http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/House-of-Marley-spearheads-initiative-to-raise-US-10-000-for-Girlz_16509122 HOUSE of Marley, maker of high-quality consumer electronics inspired by the life and music of Bob Marley, has initiated a programme to support the Jamaica Reggae Girlz' current fund-raising campaign which will be hosted on the crowd-funding site GoFundMe, it was announced on Friday. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Edwin Allen girls promise to set chilly Philly ablaze http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Penns-fireworks PHILADELPHIA, USA — Michael Dyke, coach of the Edwin Allen High girls track and field team, was in high spirits yesterday leading into today's start of the 120th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field, Philadelphia where he hopes to win all three Championships of Americas relays in which they are entered. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:23 GMT Back to basics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Back-to-basics_16518342 LEGENDARY West Indian fast-bowler Ambassador Courtney Walsh yesterday outlined that the importance of the Cricket Clinics and Camps is to ensure that youngsters know the basics of the game which will lend itself to their development in the sport. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Broomfield looks to more inclusive JaBA http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Broomfield-looks-to-more-inclusive-JaBA_16518344 Presidential candidate for the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) Dr Mark Broomfield has made some additions to his team and manifesto leading up to Sunday's election. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Edwin Allen's Cameron fit and ready to go http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Edwin-Allen-s-Cameron-fit-and-ready-to-go_16519180 PHILADELPHIA, USA — Edwin Allen's Saqukine Cameron is fit and ready to help her team to what is expected to be a successful participation in the 120th Penn Relays Carnival that gets under way this morning at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Calabar to carry on without injured Javon Francis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Calabar-to-carry-on-without-injured-Javon-Francis_16519372 PHILADELPHIA, USA — If Calabar High are to retain their High School Boys Championships of Americas 4x400m relay title on Saturday at the 120th Penn Relays, they will have to do it without the enigmatic Javon Francis. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Dreaming the improbable http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Dreaming-the-improbable_16509423 NATIONAL Reggae Girlz goalkeeper Olivia Reid says her biggest footballing dream is to win the 2015 Women's World Cup for her country. All Woman Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Parting shot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Parting-shot-Williams-satisfied-he-did-his-best-as-JaBA-boss--p---_16520346 After five years as president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Ajani Williams has called it quits and will not be seeking re-election, he told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Colombia cancel friendly with Soca Warriors http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Colombia-cancel-friendly-with-Soca-Warriors_16518391 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An international football friendly scheduled for early June between Trinidad and Tobago and World Cup-bound Colombia has been cancelled, officials here have said. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT North-east chill descends on 'Penns' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/North-east-chill-descends-on--Penns-_16519385 PHILADELPHIA, USA — The fickle American north-east weather could be a factor at the 120th Penn Relays Carnival that starts this morning at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Alpha Boys' Home to benefit from KC 5K/Walk race http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Alpha-Boys--Home-to-benefit-from-KC-5K-Walk-race_16519313 The second staging of the Puma Fortis 5K/Walk road race will be held on Sunday, May 4 with the aim of raising $5 million for two beneficiaries — Kingston College (KC) and Alpha Boys' Home. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Four enjoy unbeaten run in Minor League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Four-enjoy-unbeaten-run-in-Minor-League_16519594 LIGUANEA United 'B', SKIBO 'B', Global United 'B', Pembroke Hall and Titchfield remain unbeaten in the 2014 Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL)/Netball Jamaica (NJ) Minor League competition after six rounds of action at the Leila Robinson Courts. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Sammy's Hyderabad lose to Punjab in IPL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sammy-s-Hyderabad-lose-to-Punjab-in-IPL_16518392 SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies captain Darren Sammy's Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Kings X1 Punjab by 72 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Win propels Real Madrid closer to Champions League final http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Win-propels-Real-Madrid-closer-to-Champions-League-final_16520159 MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema's first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu, yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Andy Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Andy-Murray-breaks-down-in-tears-at-Scottish-ceremony_16518743 DUNBLANE, Scotland (AP) — His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Smith no nonsense 50 setup Chennai win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Smith-no-nonsense-50-setup-Chennai-win_16520400 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies opening batsman Dwayne Smith top-scored with a belligerent half century that set the stage for Chennai Super Kings to register a narrow seven-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier league (IPL) here yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT All set for dorms to be constructed at JFF Centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/All-set-for-dorms-to-be-constructed-at-JFF-Centre_16509410 PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell yesterday announced that construction of dormitories at the JFF Training Centre located at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will be undertaken in short order as an extension of the FIFA Goal Project. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Dennis Johnson makes history in New York http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Dennis-Johnson-makes-history-in-New-York_16509128 TEAM Jamaica Bickle (TJB) last Thursday honoured track legend Dr Dennis Johnson at its annual reception and awards, held at St Francis College in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT ‘Wonderful’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Head-coach-praises-talented-Carifta-athletes-for-record-medal-haul_16509540 NEIL Harrison, the head coach of Jamaica's record-breaking team to the 43rd Carifta Games, said he was not surprised by the 88-medal haul during the Championships staged at Stade Municipal Pierre Aliker in Martinique. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Run fast, study hard, says CIBC's Nigel Holness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Run-fast--study-hard--says-CIBC-s-Nigel-Holness_16473886 JAMAICA'S teams to the Penn Relays 2014 have been advised to run fast, win their races, and then focus on their studies when they return home. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Club swimmers set for Orlando meet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Club-swimmers-set-for-Orlando-meet_16509337 TWENTY-FOUR swimmers will leave the island for Orlando tomorrow to participate in a three-day swim meet, the 2014 Highlander Long Course Invitational. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ricketts revels in performance at Suriname Easter tourney http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ricketts-revels-in-performance-at-Suriname-Easter-tourney_16509343 NATIONAL junior badminton sensation Samuel Ricketts expressed satisfaction with his gold and silver medal performances at the recently concluded Suriname Easter tournament. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Dromily FC top Trelawny in LIME Street Football Challenge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Dromily-FC-top-Trelawny-in-LIME-Street-Football-Challenge_16509341 DROMILY FC rolled into the national championships of the LIME Street Football Challenge after they collected $100,000 and the title of Trelawny Parish champions at Falmouth Pier on Sunday. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Acid test for Treadlight in Super Eight play-off http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Acid-test-for-Treadlight-in-Super-Eight-play-off_16509421 MAY PEN, Clarendon — Another uphill task awaits Treadlight when they journey to St Elizabeth today to face Black Stars in Zone B of the South Central Confederation Super Eight play-off. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'Police' look to arrest Osbourne in Contender Series http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Police--look-to-arrest-Osbourne-in-Contender-Series-_16509555 TEAM Jamaica's Donovan 'Police' Campbell, the grandfather of Jamaican boxing at 45 years old, and the winner of the Wray & Nephew Contender Boxing series in 2012, returns to the ring for the fourth season and 2014 edition against Anthony Osbourne at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium tonight. Local Sports Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT