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Jamaica has gotten its first ever gold medal in the Special Olympics World Winter Games. In its 34th year, the Special Olympics World Winter Games is being held in Graz, Austria and is hosting 2,700 athletes from 107 countries. Yesterday, 19-year-old Romaine Austin earned the historic gold medal for Jamaica after winning division 15 of […]

A group of Jamaicans have been denied visas to attend a performing arts competition in the U.S. For the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) – which is to be held in California this June, 15 intended participants went the U.S. embassy in Kingston to apply for visas over 3 days this week. Of the […]

U.S. Spanish-language TV network TELEMUNDO, has taken the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA) to court, over the broadcasting rights of 2 World Cup qualifiers. The matches – which are scheduled to take place at the Hasley Crawford stadium in T&T tomorrow (Friday) and next Tuesday, are between Panama and Mexico respectively. Telemundo claims to […]

A deadly explosion in St. Lucia has claimed the lives of 4 people and seriously injured almost 2 dozen others. On Tuesday, the explosion  – which could be heard from miles away, occurred at Farrand Quarry, in Cul de Sac, Castries, and is believed to have been caused by workers welding near a container loaded […]

Haitian-American Hip-Hop artist Wyclef Jean was mistaken for a robbery suspect by sheriff’s in Los Angeles. Yesterday, Wyclef posted a video on social media – which was recorded by Detroit female rapper T-Baby who was traveling with him, of himself being handcuffed and detained by Los Angeles County Sheriff officers. Wyclef says he was leaving […]

2 more Jamaican athletes may be banned for violation anti-doping rules. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has confirmed that World Championship and Commonwealth Games 400m medalist Kaliese Spencer and quarter-miler medalist Ryker Hylton have been referred to the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and face being banned. The 2 are alleged to have violated article […]

Trinidad & Tobago has joined Jamaica in banning the sale of canned corned beef from Brazil. Yesterday Jamaica announced its ban following investigations into Brazilian meat processors selling rotten beef and poultry to other countries. T&T’s Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat confirmed that at least 1 local supermarket chain had at least 14 brands from […]

Jamaica has joined other nations across the world in banning canned corned beef imported from Brazil. Yesterday, Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries,  Karl Samuda, released a statement imposing the immediate import ban following reports that several Brazilian meat processors are selling rotten beef and poultry. The companies in question supply 99% of […]

Guyana will host the 58th annual Caribbean Cadet and Junior Table Tennis Championships next month. Scheduled to be held over Easter weekend April 13­18 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has confirmed 8 regional teams for the event. Participating teams include host Guyana, Aruba, Barbados, the Dominican […]


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