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Athletes from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic returned home from the 2017 Special Olympic Winter Games as medal winners. Jamaica’s 18 man team won 5 medals – 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, its best medal haul ever and the first time all Jamaica’s competitors medaled in the games. Speed skaters Romaine Austin won […]

The U.S. has named 21 of 25 Caribbean nations among its 2016 global list of Major Money Laundering Countries. Last week, the U.S. State Department released the list in its 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes. Most – such as the Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, […]

3 Haitian nationals are suing the former mayor of their rural village in a Boston federal court. Yesterday, the 3 Haitians filed a civil lawsuit against Jean Morose Viliena, the former mayor of the western Haitian village, Les Irois. Viliena – who was mayor of Les Irois from 2006 to 2010, is accused of committing […]

The PBS series “Taste the Islands” returns for a second season. “Taste the Islands” is a half-hour cooking series produced by Blondie Ras Productions in South Florida, and is hosted by creator Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair. Premiering in 2015, it is the first Jamaican-produced and Jamaican-hosted series to air on national public television in the […]

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 […]


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