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# Jamaica

Last month
August 2023
Brazil suffer shock elimination to Jamaica; Diani hat-trick sends France through
Marta Cox scored a stunning goal of the tournament frontrunner after a minute against France, swerving a free-kick into the top corner from 30 yards for Panama’s first-ever World Cup goal.
Last year
Reggae musician Jo Mersa Marley dies aged 31
The Jamaican-born singer was Bob Marley’s grandson and Stephen Marley’s son.
Keary excels as Ireland storm to 46-point win over Jamaica in Rugby League World Cup
It was an emphatic victory over the competition debutants.
'They're Irish. They're willing to spill blood for their country'
Ireland kick off their Rugby League World Cup campaign against Jamaica tomorrow.
Canada beat Jamaica 4-0 to reach first World Cup in 36 years
The win sparked wild celebrations at Toronto’s 30,000-capacity BMO Field.
Raheem Sterling to travel to Jamaica ahead of England link-up
The Man City star has accepted a royal invite.
British royals to face protests and call for slavery reparations in Jamaica
It is thought a demonstration will be staged outside the British High Commission in Kingston on Tuesday.
Jamaica's bobsleigh crew honoured to carry on 'Cool Runnings' legacy at Winter Olympics
Jamaica will have a four-man crew racing at the Winter Olympics for the first time since 1988.
All time
Tremors felt as far as US mainland after major 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Caribbean
An initial tsunami warning following the earthquake was lifted.
Cristiane hits hat-trick as Brazil ease past Jamaica in World Cup opener
The 34-year-old becomes the oldest player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup.
Jamaica chief tips Bolt for call-up if he adds 'flair' to his game
Jamaica could give Usain Bolt an international call-up, but their Football Federation’s president wants to see improvements.
Andy Keogh says Usain Bolt's first touch is 'like a trampoline' after arrival in Australia
The Ireland striker said the Olympic gold medalist’s presence in the A-League was ‘like a kick in the teeth’.
Ex-Man Utd and England U21 midfielder Ravel Morrison to declare for Jamaica
It seems the 25-year-old will be a Jamaican international shortly, despite playing for England at youth level.
Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home
Not ideal preparation for the Olympics.
The son of the world's new oldest person has died aged 97
Jamaican Violet Brown (117) is now the world’s oldest person after the death of Italian Emma Morano.
12-year-old Jamaican hailed as the next Usain Bolt after record sprint goes viral
Brianna Lyston – remember the name.
PICTURES: Thousands flee as Hurricane Matthew slams into Haiti
In nearby Jamaica, officials said the army and military reserves were called up to help deal with hurricane damage.
'Triple-triple!' History-maker Usain Bolt bows out of the Olympics in style
Japan’s quartet took a surprise silver in 37.60sec while Canada claimed bronze.
'There's been nobody since Muhammad Ali who's got remotely near to what this guy has done'
IAAF president Sebastian Coe is a big fan of Usain Bolt.
Wes Morgan too tired from Leicester's title celebrations to line out for Jamaica
The weary centre-back will miss his country’s opening game of the Copa America.
Doping remains firmly in the spotlight despite Beijing fireworks
There’s a lot to ponder for the new IAAF president ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.
Watch: Usain Bolt wins third gold medal in 4x100m relay, Great Britain and USA botch handovers
Bolt lead Jamaica to victory in a time of 37.36 seconds.
'Every single performance would have a question mark over it if Bolt ever tests positive'
We spoke to The Bolt Supremacy author Richard Moore.
Bolt accepts importance of victory over Gatlin
“It definitely means a lot; I’ve been struggling all season to figure what the problem was.”
Dreaming of this? Soon you can fly direct to Mexico and Jamaica*
*But you’ll have to wait until next summer, soz.
Did you see Obama being the most embarrassing dad ever?
Can’t bring him anywhere.
The Queen is set to lose this Barbadian paradise from her vast realm
The PM of Barbados says leaders ‘should only be able to stay as long as you want them to stay’
Jamaica has legalised 'ganja' (no, it wasn't always legit)
Only small amounts of weed will be permitted under new laws.
Poll: Have your views on cannabis legalisation changed?
A number of countries have decriminalised cannabis in the past year.
'It's always great to have fun with the fans' - Bolt praises Commonwealth Games
The Jamaican helped his country to gold in the 100m relay last night.
Bolt makes long-awaited comeback in front of raucous Glasgow crowd
The Jamaican sprinter anchored his country into the final of the 100m relay.
Opinion: Following the money – Irish slave owners in the time of abolition
What happened to slave owners in Ireland after slavery was abolished? They were handsomely compensated.
Warren Weir forced to settle for 200-metre silver at Jamaican Championships
The Championships took place under cloud as this year’s doping controversies refused to go away.
Marijuana could soon be decriminalised in Jamaica
The move was motivated by a need to reduce burdens on the court system.
Jamaica is still trying to get rid of the invasive lionfish that is eating everything in the sea
The candy-striped lionfish has a mane of venomous spines….but people are being encouraged to eat it.
Asafa Powell given 18-month doping ban, says punishment is 'unjust and unfair'
The Jamaican sprint star tested positive for oxilophrine last year.
Winter Olympic Village: Day Ten
There was disappointment for the Jamaican bobsleigh team among other events in Sochi today.
'We were very serious': Original 'Cool Runnings' coach still proud of Jamaican journey in '88
John Candy played coach Irv Blitzer in the movie, but George Fitch is the real deal.
The Jamaica bobsleigh team have had to tell people to stop sending them cash
Pilot Winston Watts said that the Internet campaign to fund their trip had been a great success
Speedbump: Jamaican bobsled team vow to fight on despite luggage loss
‘Helmets, spikes, lycra suits, everything is somewhere between JFK and Sochi.’