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Jamaica’s 4x400m women’s relay team from the 2012 London Olympics is set to have their medals upgraded from bronze to silver. Team Jamaica will benefit because Russia was disqualified, after one of its members tested positive for a banned substance. Yesterday the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announced that retesting of Russian runner Antonina Krivoshapka’s samples […]

Yesterday February 1st, International Reggae Month was launched in Jamaica. Organized by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), chaired by famed musician Ibo Cooper, a full month of activities are planned for Reggae Month. Events kicked of yesterday with a church service in Trench Town — the heart of Reggae music, and the first installment […]

Caribbean telecom leader Digicel, has launched a new music app for the region. Digicel’s d’Music mobile app will allow users to stream and download from a catalogue of over 25 million songs from anywhere in the world via a 4G internet connection. The d’Music app was designed to give customers access to music at their […]

Another Jamaican athlete has been banned for a doping violation. Yesterday, Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Andre Russell, was banned from the sport for 12 months by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel. Russell received the ban for breaching anti-doping regulations by not filing his whereabouts when called for testing between January and September 2015 – […]

A school teacher in Antigua has been charged with the attempted murder of a student. Yesterday Physics teacher Vendiz Charles, was formally charged for the offense after been detained by police last Friday. The Antigua Observer reported that last week, Charles was teaching an after-school class at Clare Hall Secondary School, when a group of […]

Miss Haiti was crowned first runner-up in the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Yesterday, Haiti’s Raquel Pelissier, was named first runner-up, to France’s Iris Mittenaere, who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. Held in Manila, Philippines, Pelissier was unable to gain financial assistance from the government of Haiti – which is currently unstable, to get her to […]

Sprint champion Usain Bolt has returned his 4x100m relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bolt – along with the other members of Jamaica’s 2008 men’s 4x100m relay team, are to surrender their gold medals to the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) as instructed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Last week, the IOC announced […]

Caribbean-American legislators are standing up against Donald Trump. First, New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams of Grenadian decent – was arrested while protesting Trump’s inauguration. Then on Friday, Trump signed his executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” which denies entry to persons from Iran, Iraq, Libya, […]

Jamaica’s first professional footballer has passed away. Lindberg “Lindy” Delapenha was one of the first black men and first Jamaican to play professional football in England, before becoming one of Jamaica’s most beloved veteran journalists. An old by of Munro College and Wolmer’s Boys School – where he was a stellar athlete, Lindy went on […]

Soca history was made over the weekend as 2 of its biggest stars came together in unity. On Friday, Soca King Machel Montano and longtime musical rival Bunji Garlin, released their collaboration entitled “Buss Head”, for T&T’s Carnival 2017, which instantly went viral. Montano explained the history behind the song in a social media post, […]


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