Jamaica

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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 […]

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 […]

Jamaica will soon establish a national DNA registry. Last week, National Security Minister Robert Montague, announced that a US$146,000 is being approved to purchase equipment and conduct training for the establishment of the DNA Registry. Montague said the equipment is expected to arrive within 6 weeks and Parliament should have passed DNA Regulations by then […]

Jamaica will host the inaugural edition of the Curvy Caribbean Conference. Scheduled for April 8 & 9 at the Worthington, Spanish Court in Kingston, the Curvy Caribbean Conference will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean with the objective of empowering curvy women in the region to love and embrace their bodies. The […]

Caribbean countries are preparing for the influx of deportees from the U.S. and U.K. On Wednesday, Guyana’s government announced plans to implement programs aimed at reintegrating deportees into society. Citizenship Minister Winston Felix said the Government will continue to engage authorities from the countries where the nationals are being deported from, as well as work […]

Brooklyn’s own Blacka Di Danca, recently worked in Jamaica, where he says he got plenty of love. Blacka Di Danca, is a rising international Dancehall dancer, choreographer, and instructor. He has worked with several top artists including Collie Budz, Major Lazer, and Rihanna, and is signed to an endorsement deal with Red Bull. He has […]

Jamaican music legend Edi Fitzroy, has also passed away. Born Fitzroy Edwards in Chapleton, Clarendon, Edi Fitzroy was the son of sound system operator Vasco Edwards, but studied accounting. He worked at the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) – as an Accounts Clerk, but he is most known for being the first person to […]

A British parliamentarian has lashed out at the Jamaican government for refusing the U.K.’s offer to help fund a prison. Last year the U.K. extended an offer to Jamaica to partially fund construction of a new prison so the U.K. could deport Jamaican natives imprisoned in the country back to their land of origin to […]

Reggae – specifically Dancehall, will be used to teach science to school children in Jamaica. The education project ‘Science Genius Jamaica’, is a partnership between The Jamaica National (JN) Foundation and Professor Christopher Emdin, a Mathematics and Science Professor at New York’s Columbia University. Using the exciting Dancehall clash competition as its format, ‘Science Genius […]


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