Tag Archives: Jamaica

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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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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The Reggae Boyz Beat Haiti 1-0 And Head To The Gold Cup Semi-Finals

Jamaica beat Haiti 1-0 in their CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final knock out football match today. Giles Barnes scored for Jamaica in the seventh minute from a well-worked piece of team play. Jamaica will now meet the USA in the semi-finals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, USA, on Wednesday.

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Reggae Boyz and Costa Rica Draw 2-2 in Gold Cup Match

Jamaica battled back bravely after giving up an early lead, to secure an exciting 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in their opening Group B match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at StubHub Center in California, USA, yesterday evening. Garath McCleary (13th) & Joel McAnuff (48th) scored for Jamaica. Roy Miller (33rd) & David Ramirez (37th) netted for Costa Rica. Jamaica ...

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Massive Snake Found in Garlands St. James

A huge snake was found in a banana field in Garlands, in the hills near to Maroon Town, St. James yesterday. The Snake a Jamaican Yellow Boa appears to be shedding. It is quite rare to discover a big snake in Jamaica. A 7-foot Yellow Boa was found in Black Rock, Portland last year. There are seven species of snakes ...

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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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Jamaica Passport Fees To Increase

Passport fees will increase as of next Tuesday, May 26, the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency announced yesterday. The cost of a regular adult passport will move from j$4,500 to j$6,500, while the passport for a minor will move from j$2,700 to j$4,000. Replacing lost passports for adults will cost j$11,500 (up from j$9,500) and j$7,000 (up from j$5,700) for ...

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Jamaica Lands 85 Medals at The 44th Carifta Games

Jamaica’s junior athletes once again proved they are the kings and queens of the Caribbean with another dominant display at the annual Carifta Games after amassing 85 medals at the 44th staging of the championships which ended at the newly renamed Kim Collins Stadium in Basseterre, St Kitts, yesterday. The Jamaicans won 41 gold, 25 silver and 19 bronze medals, ...

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Nikki Z is Heading To Hot 102’s ‘Mawning Show’

Radio personality Nikki Z has let the cat out of the bag by revealing that she will be taking over the weekday morning slot on Hot 102 starting next Monday. Nikki Z will host ‘The Mawning Show’ on Hot 102 FM between 6 and 10 a.m. She said the show will have the latest in entertainment news, as well as ...

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One Third of All The Marijuana Produced in The Caribbean Comes from Jamaica

A report by the International Narcotics Control Board has found that Jamaica remains the largest illicit producer and exporter of ganja in Central America and the Caribbean. The 2014 report showed that the island accounts for approximately one third of cannabis herb produced in the Caribbean. It said that increased production of the drug has been noted in other countries, ...

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