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Admiral Bailey Pleads Guilty

Glendon Bailey today pleaded guilty in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court and was fined $160,000. The popular entertainer and football coach, who goes by the stage name ‘Admiral Bailey’, was arrested and charged on February 23 with two counts of uttering forged documents, two counts of obtaining a passport by false pretense, two counts of possession of forged documents, ...

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Usain Bolt Clocks 20.13s To Win 200m in Ostrava

Usain Bolt today won the 200m race at the 54th Ostrava Golden Spikes meet at the newly refurbished Mestsky Stadium in Czech Republic. He finished in a time of 20.13s ahead American Isiah Young (20.35s) and Greece’s Likoúrgos-Stéfanos Tsakonas, who finished in a time of 20.62s. Bolt’s is next expected to feature at the New York Diamond League on June ...

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Asafa Clocks 10.04s And Wins 100m in Ostrava

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell continued his winning streak today, taking command of the 100m race at the 54th Ostrava Golden Spikes meet at the newly refurbished Mestsky stadium. He won the race in a time of 10.04 seconds ahead of American Isiah Young, who ran a season’s best of 10.13s, and Richard Kilty of Great Britain, who finished in a time ...

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A Jamaican Hits J$196,500,000 Super Lotto Jackpot

Supreme Ventures Limited has announced that the Super Lotto Jackpot for last night’s draw #588 in the amount of J$196,500,000, was hit by a player in Jamaica. One lucky person with a J$200 ticket purchased in St. Elizabeth won the split price amount of the Super Lotto Jackpot with winning numbers: 07, 12, 13, 24, 30 and Super Ball 03. ...

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Students’ Loan Bureau Increases Fines

Jamaicans who fail to make their Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) payments on time and in full will be faced with increased fines this month. The SLB has advised that a new penalty of j$750 will be applied to accounts which make a payment after the due date. The increased fine will apply where persons pay less than the stipulated amount. The new ...

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Mick Jagger Says Vybz Kartel is One of His Favorite Rappers

Legendary musician and Rolling Stones’ frontman, Mick Jagger, says incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz kartel and Jay-Z are his favorite rappers. According to the global icon, Vybz Kartel’s language is difficult to understand. However, Vybz Kartel is ‘mad’ with dancehall styles. “My favourite rappers are Vybz Kartel, I like him, and I guess Jay-Z,” Mick Jagger said. The veteran could hardly ...

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VCB Wins 200m in Beijing

Double Olympic champion Veronica Campbell Brown was Jamaica’s lone winner at the IAAF World Challenge meet in Beijing China today. Campbell Brown clocked  22.69s to win the women’s 200 meters. American Kaylin Whitney finished second in 23.06s while Shillonie Calvert was third 23.12s.

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Jamaica on High Alert For Another Mosquito-Borne Disease

Take Precautions but do not panic. That’s the urgent advice from stakeholders in the health sector as Jamaica faces the threat of another serious mosquito-borne disease, the zika virus (ZIKV). With the wounds still fresh from the debilitating impact of the chikungunya virus (chik-V) that rocked Jamaica last year, from which persons are still experiencing long-term effects, Jamaicans are concerned ...

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Lucea Mayor Wynter McIntosh Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charges

The Mayor of Lucea Wynter McIntosh has pleaded guilty to breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. McIntosh admitted in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court this morning that he failed to file statutory declarations for a five-year period between 2007 and 2011. He was fined a total of j$25,000 – j$5,000 for each year – by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith ...

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Marley Foundation Donates j$15m in Equipment To Hospitals

The Robert Marley Foundation has donated $15.4 million in equipment to the Bustamante Hospital for Children, the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, the St Ann’s Bay Hospital, and the Women’s Health Network. According to a press release from the foundation, the Bustamante Hospital received two Touchscreen Patient Monitors, two Mobile Stands with Baskets, four Aneroid Mobile and Desktop Blood Pressure Units, one ...

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