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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Captures World Champs 100m Title

Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce captured an unprecedented world 100 metres treble at the IAAF World Championships today. The powerhouse sprinter clocked a time of 10.76 seconds, retaining her world title and beating Dutch champion Dafne Shippers into second (10.81s) and the formidable American Tori Bowie into third (10.86s). Jamaica’s other finalists, 2007 women’s 100m champion Veronica Campbell Brown (10.91s) ...

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Usain Bolt Retains Worldchamps 100m Title

After stumbling through to the 100m final at the World Championships, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt defended his title in a time of 9.79 seconds at the IAAF World Championships now under way in Beijing, China. Bolt’s title-defending run silenced his doubters and critics as he convincingly forced Gatlin to battle his way to a second-place finish in 9.80 seconds. Bolt entered ...

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Jamaica Public Servants Get Pay Increase

After several months of negotiations and more than a dozen drafts of a new wage deal, the Jamaican government has finally reached an agreement with most of the island’s public sector trade unions that will see civil servants getting a 7% pay hike and increased benefits. The majority of unions and associations bargaining with the Portia Simpson-Miller administration under the ...

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Sanneta Myrie Crowned Miss Jamaica World 2015

Twenty-four-year-old Sanneta Myrie, a medical doctor who locks her hair, has been crowned Miss Jamaica World 2015. Myrie, who mentors teens in inner-city communities and runs an after-school programme took home the crown, in a hotly contested competition this evening at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James. A crowd favourite, Myrie outpaced 19 other contestants to win the ...

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Veteran Jamaican Broadcaster Fae Ellington Awarded Order of Distinction

Veteran Jamaican broadcaster, Fae Ellington has been awarded the Order of Distinction Commander Class for her contribution to communication, media, education and culture. Ellington, on September 16, 2014 celebrated 40 years in media. Ellington is also best known for hosting the television series Morning Time on JBC (Now TVJ) for more than twelve years.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Died

Bobbi Kristina Brown died today at the age of 22. Bobbi Kristina’s death comes nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia, USA, home on Saturday, Jan. 31. Brown is the daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown.

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Mexico Defeat The Reggae Boyz 3-1 And Win The Gold Cup

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz surrendered to Mexico 3-1 in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Mexico captain Andres Gaurdado opened the scoring in the 31st minute, with follow-up goals from Jesus Corona (47th) and Oribe Peralta (61st). Substitute Darren Mattocks, restored Jamaican pride with an individual goal in the 80th minute. Mexico will collect US$1m, while Jamaica will pocket US$500,000 ...

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T&T Red Steel Beat The Barbados Tridents To Claim CPL Title

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel defeated the Barbados Tridents by 20 runs in the final of the Caribbean Premier League at Queen’s Park Oval today. T&T RED STEEL 178 for five off 20 overs (Kamran Akmal 60, Cameron Delport 50, Dwayne Bravo 29 not out; Rayad Emrit 2-25, Kieron Pollard 2-28) Red Steel Captain Dwayne Bravo was named ‘Hero ...

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UWI Offers 2% Discount on Tuition

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus is offering students a discount of 2% on tuition for the 2015/16 academic year. The discount, UWI said in an e-mail to students Friday, is available on conditions. It said for students to qualify for the discount, all fees relating to previous academic years must be paid in full. Additionally, the ...

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$75m Fire At The Montego Bay Shoe Market

Fire early yesterday morning razed a big section of the Old Shoe Market in Montego Bay. About 30 vendors lost their shops, which left losses estimated at j$75m. Some of the affected vendors alleged that the fire was started after one of their female colleagues fell asleep, leaving a burning candle unattended. The fire comes 3 days after a JPS ...

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