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Jamaica

COVID-19 Death Count In Jamaica Now At 760

In the latest report,  four new Covid-19 related deaths have pushed Jamaica’s overall case count to 760. The latest deaths include a 76-year-old man from St. Ann and a  79-year-old man from Hanover. The other two are a 73-year-old man from St Catherine and an 86-year-old man from Trelawny. Two more deaths are being investigated. In the meantime, 137 cases were confirmed. […]

POLITICS

Kamala Harris: The Right Decision At The Right Time

Born in 1964 in Oakland, California, Kamala Harris was selected as Vice President Candidate by Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. Kamala is the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother. Her mother, Shyamala Harris, migrated to the U.S. from India and was a civil rights activist during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Kamala also attended the […]

SPORTS

Jamaicans Among Winners At West Indies/WIPA Awards Ceremony

Three Jamaican cricketers walked away as winners at the 7th annual Cricket West Indies/WIPA Awards Ceremony held in Antigua recently. Oshane Thomas, the recently minted Windies pacer got the nod for the  West Indies Emerging Player of the Year. The young pace bowler made his One Day International (ODI) debut against India last October, picked up 24 wickets in 19 […]

Athletics

Asafa Powell — A Force Still To Be Reckoned With

Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran a season’s best 10.02 seconds in the men’s 100 meters  at the Bayer Classic in Germany.  He took second place in the event behind winner Arthur Cisse who ran 9.93. It was the fastest time Powell was running since he clocked 10.01 at the Zagreb World Challenge Meet in Croatia in September of […]

Athletics

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson Ran Fastest Time

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson ran 12.72, the fastest ever 100m hurdles time by an Under 18 athlete, in winning the final at the European Athletics Permit Meet in Motonet, Finland. Although she was helped by a 4.1m/s following wind, Anderson’s time was so much faster than the world U18 best of 12.94 set by compatriot Yanique Thompson, she could well have […]

Jamaica

Dalton Harris On The Cusp Of Taking X Factor Grand Prize

Jamaica’s Dalton Harris has cast behind him the controversy which placed him in a spot of bother last week to produce again another commanding performance on Saturday’s semi-finals of the televised talent show X Factor U.K. which puts him in pole position of winning the competition. Earlier in the week, Harris had to deal with a lot of criticisms after a photo […]

LIFESTYLE

Jamaican Singer Dalton Harris Gives X Factor U.K. Judges The Treatment

Jamaica’s Digicel Rising Star 2010 winner Dalton Harris brought the house down as he show case his talent recently at X factor U.K. The 24-year-old singer rendition of the song titled Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Elton John brought him standing ovation and garnered a favorable response from the judges. Harris told the judges, including show creator […]

SPORTS

Where Is Jermaine Blackwood?

The aggressive Jamaican batsman Jermaine Blackwood was until recently, a fixture in first class and international cricket in the Caribbean. Blackwood made his first-class debut in 2012 and test match debut in 2014 and has been a regular member of the Jamaican Four-Day and One-day teams and played consistently for the West Indies test team. He has played 81 first-class […]

LIFESTYLE

And The Windham-Campbell Prize Goes To…

Leading Jamaican and West Indian poet and writer 70-year-old Lorna Goodison has won a major literary prize. Goodison, who currently divides her time between Jamaica and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she teaches at the University of Michigan, was one of eight recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prize. Each writer will each be recognized with a US$165,000 prize to support their writing. […]