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Jamaica has its first medal in an International martial arts competition. On Feb 1st, Jamaica’s Shauna-Kay Hines captured a silver medal at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) US Open Para Taekwondo Championships. Hines – who was Jamaica’s first ever contestant in the championships, competed alongside 19 other athletes from 6 countries; Canada, France, India, Mexico, […]

Haiti’s new president has been sworn in. Yesterday, Jovenel Moise, took the oath of office on the grounds of the National Palace in Port au Prince. A banana exporter, 48-year-old Moise is a first time politician, hand-picked by former Haitian president Michel Martelly, as candidate for his Bald Heads Party (PHTK), and is believed to […]

Regional artists do well in Trinidad & Tobago’s International Soca Monarch semi-finals. Held on Sunday at the Arima Velodrome, the Soca Monarch Semis featured 63 artists from across the region, vying for one of the most coveted titles for T&T’s Carnival. Local artists competed against multiple artists from Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent & the […]

The first of Usain Bolt’s Australian Nitro Series has been deemed a success. Held at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium last Saturday, the premiere meet of the Nitro Athletics series, featured 6 teams competing in non-traditional track and field events. Following the new fast paced, TV friendly, format of Twenty20 cricket, Nitro delivered an exciting, high energy […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced its plans to improve the survival rate for people living with cancer in the Caribbean. The WHO reports that more than 1 million people die in the Americas annually, with a high percentage of those to being in the Caribbean region. They say cancer cases being diagnosed too late […]

A collection of lost Bob Marley & the Wailers recordings have been discovered and restored in London. Coinciding with today being Bob Marley’s 72nd birthday, reports are that 13 tapes were found at the Kensai Rise hotel in north London, where Bob Marley and the Wailers stayed while touring Europe in the 1970s. Being called […]

Leader of Jamaica’s opposition People’s National Party, Portia Simpson-Miller is stepping down. Yesterday during a meeting of the PNP’s National Executive Council,  Simpson-Miller announced she would submit her resignation on April 2, following her contribution to the Budget Debate in parliament, scheduled for March 16. She will remain the Member of Parliament for St Andrew […]

A Caribbean born U.S. football player, helped the New England Patriots win its 5 Super bowl. Last night’s Super Bowl LI (51) will go down in history as one of the best ever, after the New England Patriots came from behind to force the first-ever overtime in Super Bowl history, and defeat the Atlanta Falcons […]

A new mobile medical app is expected to be rolled out in Jamaica. Jamaican doctor and wellness practitioner Dr. Winston Davidson has created the “Doctor On Call” app that will allow people who need urgent medical care to access their doctors around the clock, anywhere in the world. Entitled ‘Doctor On Call’, the app will […]

Rihanna has extended her record for the most Top 10s on Billboard’s Radio Songs airplay chart. Her song “Love on Rihanna has extended her record for the most Top 10s on Billboard’s Radio Songs airplay chart. Her song “Love on the Brain” is Rihanna’s 28th Top 10 Radio Song, the most in Billboard history. Since […]

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