Vybz Kartel AKA Adijah Palmer The Informa!
Apr14

Vybz Kartel AKA Adijah Palmer The Informa!

CONVICTED entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St Catherine and provided the authorities with information that led to the recovery of 17 illegal firearms, a highly-placed police source has disclosed. The move by the embattled entertainer was part of an effort to gain his freedom, or at least a vastly reduced prison sentence, the police said. The startling revelation came to light...

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Kartel, 3 Others Found Guilty
Mar14

Kartel, 3 Others Found Guilty

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Popular Jamaican Dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel and three co-accused were found guilty of murder in the Home Circuit court today, Thursday, March 13. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was charged jointly with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, also called Shawn Storm; Kahira Jones; Shane Williams; and André St John for the murder of Clive‘Lizard’ Williams . Of the four co-accused only Williams was found not...

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R.I.P. Nelson Mandela
Dec06

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s willingness to forgive and forget helped peacefully end an era of white domination in his native South Africa. But as news of his death spread, mourners there and around the world professed that he, himself, would never be forgotten. “Mandela’s biggest legacy … was his remarkable lack of bitterness and the way he did not only talk about reconciliation, but he made reconciliation happen in South...

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Supercat & 2 Chainz Confirmed For Sting 2013
Nov21

Supercat & 2 Chainz Confirmed For Sting 2013

Sting is doing it big this year! ‘The Greatest One Night Reggae/Dancehall Show On Earth’ is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and, as such, the promoters have promised a major treat for patrons. The promoters of Sting have already confirmed legendary dancehall superstar Super Cat and international rap superstar, 2 Chainz, to headline Sting 30. The organizers of Sting have promised to give patrons a spectacular...

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Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce create history for Jamaica
Nov19

Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce create history for Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – They did it! Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were named the 2013 Athletes of the Year, making it the first time a Jamaican duo has copped the prestigious title and only the third time in the history of the award. The only other athletes to have done this are Americans Carl Lewis and Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 and Colin Jackson and Sally Gunnell of Great Britain in 1993. This award, which was announced...

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Jamaica Braces For Tropical Storm Sandy
Oct23

Jamaica Braces For Tropical Storm Sandy

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaicans on Tuesday stocked up on supplies and reinforced roofs ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy, which is expected to hit the island of posh resorts and sprawling shantytowns as a hurricane with lashing rain and wind. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the strengthening Sandy was churning over warm Caribbean waters and should reach Jamaica on Wednesday. The late season storm is...

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Jamaica Defeats USA 2: 1 In World Cup Qualifier
Sep08

Jamaica Defeats USA 2: 1 In World Cup Qualifier

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica beat the United States 2:1 in their World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in Kingston tonight. The Regage Boyz created history with the win at ‘the Office’, defeating their CONCACAF counterparts for the first time at the senior level. US opened the score less than a minute in the first half when Clint Dempsey collected from a rebound in front of the Jamaican goal and slotted into an empty net. The...

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Dismal Outlook For Jamaica
Apr21

Dismal Outlook For Jamaica

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its growth forecast for the Caribbean, with Jamaica at the bottom of the regional pile. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, published Tuesday, predicted 3.5 per cent growth for the Caribbean in 2012, a downward revision from the 4.3 per cent projection made last September. “High public debt and weak tourism and remittance flows continue to constrain the outlook...

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Edwin Allen, Calabar Takes Girls & Boys Champs, Respectively.
Apr01

Edwin Allen, Calabar Takes Girls & Boys Champs, Respectively.

FINALLY! Edwin Allen threw the 800-lb gorilla off their back after close misses in the last two years to finally crown themselves queens of Jamaica’s high school track and field after a brilliant and almost flawless display over five days, ending with their coronation at the National Stadium last night as the 102nd ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships came to a close. Meanwhile, Calabar captured their...

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