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HE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior hurdler Jeanine Williams was invited to Jamaica’s national team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association announced this week. With the World Indoors (March 2-4 in Birmingham, England) scheduled for one week prior to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (March 9-10 in College Station, Texas), Williams […]

Exxon Mobil and Hess Corp. said Wednesday they’ve made their seventh oil discovery in the developing offshore fields of Guyana in northeastern South America. The find at the new Pacora-1 exploration represents the continuation of emerging oil development off the coast of the Latin American country, which is immediately east of Venezuela, where political and […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — As the nation celebrated the 16th staging of Jamaica Day, at least one West Kingston educator believes in its continued relevance as a source of reinforcing the country’s heritage for future generations. Principal of the Denham Town Primary School, Eugenie Brown believes the day’s significance, as well as its accompanying activities […]

“Hey, Jamaican dog — they want their bobsledder back! Jamaica just called, they want their bobsledder back!” That was the racist heckling directed at Spurs baller Patty Mills Sunday at The Q … while he was at the free-throw line at the end of a blowout win over the Cleveland Cavs. Zandra Ashley@thats_Z_Truth @KingJames am I the […]

(NY Post) Democrats in the New York Legislature are pushing to approve a 21st Century “Equal Rights Amendment” to the state constitution that would bestow legal protections to non-citizens — including illegal immigrants. “Equality of Rights shall not be denied or abridged because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, gender, […]

Feb. 26 (UPI) — A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said — killing at least three people. The earthquake occurred at a depth of nearly 21 miles, the USGS said. Initial reports estimated the earthquake’s magnitude at 8.0, but the figure was later downgraded. It occurred in Papua New […]

Residents said they heard “a big thud, like an earthquake” at the time of the blast in Hinckley Road at about 19:00 GMT on Sunday. Five other people remain in hospital, one in a critical condition, Leicestershire Police said. Supt Shane O’Neill said police believe there may be more people unaccounted for and rescue efforts […]

Guyana is considering the Trinidad and Tobago model of the Electronic Single Window (ESW) to fast-track the processing of imports and exports instead of waiting days, under a project being facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). With financing from South Korea, the hemispheric bank on Wednesday brought together stakeholders from the Ministry of Foreign […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in observing Jamaica Day 2018 on Friday next, under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our Cultural and Natural Heritage”. Schools island-wide will be engaged in a number of activities to highlight the theme, share […]

(JIS) The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is working on building a framework for Kingston to fully operate as a musical economic zone. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, during a reggae month reception on the lawns of Jamaica House on February 20. “Having received the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, […]


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