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From Roger Federer went where no man has gone before on Sunday in Melbourne, joining Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf in the exclusive club consisting of players who won at least 20-Grand Slam singles titles. Historic firsts are destined to be duplicated. Think of Babe Ruth’s 700 home runs, Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mount Everest, […]

An elusive felon busted 16 years ago for trying to sell 25 pounds of marijuana in New Jersey was captured Tuesday in Jamaica, where he has been making a living as a DJ. Davey Scott attempted to sell the pot to an undercover detective with the Bergen County prosecutor’s office narcotics task force in December […]

NEW YORK — Sir Elton John is putting his touring days behind him. In a live-streamed announcement on Wednesday, the 70-year-old singer announced that his upcoming world tour will be his last: He’s retiring from the road. “My priorities have changed,” John said in a live interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, explaining his farewell. He said he needs […]

The French government has officially acknowledged that to err is human for citizens when dealing with officials and bureaucracy. Legislation passed with a show of hands in the Assemblée Nationale in Paris allows for the “right to make mistakes” without being punished. However, the government’s patience is limited: citizens will be forgiven just one error […]

Courtesy of: Ex-US Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years after testimony from nearly 160 of his victims. The judge dismissed Nassar’s attempted apology as insincere, saying he would “be in darkness the rest of his life”. Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual assault against girls […]

A cat made famous online because of its permanent scowl has been awarded $710,000 (£500,000) in a copyright case by a California federal court. Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of US coffee company Grenade for exceeding an agreement over the cat’s image. The company only had rights to use the cat to sell its […]

Nicaragua (0W-1D-2L, 1 point) rallied from a pair of deficits to secure a 2-2 draw with Jamaica (0-1-2, 1 point) to clinch third place in Group B in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Tuesday at Ato Boldon Stadium. Nicaragua, which earned its first-ever point after six all-time CU20W games, finished third in the group on […]

Hugh Masekela, the celebrated South African musician, died yesterday in Johannesburg at age 78. According to a statement from his family, he succumbed to a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer”. The prolific trumpeter recorded over 40 albums in a 60-year career that saw most of his best work done in the United States […]

THE agriculture ministry says it will be spending $100 million to help with flood damage repair and recovery in the parishes of Portland, St Mary and Trelawny, which have suffered agricultural and infrastructure damage of more than $342 million from recent heavy rains. Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda, who made the announcement in the House of […]

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says industry players are satisfied that visitors are still coming to Montego Bay, St James, despite the declaration of a state of public emergency in the parish last Thursday. Bartlett, who was scheduled yesterday to meet with travel agents and destination bookers as it relates to future bookings for the country, […]

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