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  • Bolt will be back on track in Glasgow

    Jamaica News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is set to return to the tracks next month after injury concerns slowed his return this season. Bolt, who has not been seen in competition all season, is set to compete ...

  • Unbeaten Tallawahs inflict first defeat on Amazon Warriors

    Jamaica News.Net - Sunday 20th July, 2014

    Unbeaten Jamaica Tallawahs kept their perfect record intact by handing Guyana Amazon Warriors their first defeat, with a narrow four-run victory in the ninth match of the Caribbean Premier League ...

  • Jack Kingstons Insider Advantage

    National Journal - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    In an election year when Congress is less popular than lice and anti-incumbent sentiment runs hot, two-decade Rep. Jack Kingston has turned what should have been his biggest liability into an ...

  • JFF boss wants better football fields

    Jamaica Observer - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Football Federation Captain Horace Burrell said Jamaica's progress in football will be stymied if playing surfaces and facilities are not brought up to world standard. ...

  • FIFA vice-president JFF boss point to economic benefits of football

    Jamaica Observer - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Against the background of 198,000 visitors travelling from US gateways to Brazil for the just-concluded football World Cup, FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb yesterday touted the economic benefits of ...

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  • FIFA adopts new strategy to fight racism

    Jamaica Observer - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    WORLD football's governing body FIFA, in an effort to effectively combat racism and discrimination in the sport, is adopting a new strategy that comprises a combination of tougher sanctions, ...

  • Dunga hired again as Brazil soccer coach

    Jamaica Observer - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil has hired Dunga as its new national team coach as he returns to a job he held four years ago. The 50-year-old Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week ...

  • Sailors investigated for gang-raping 11-y-o in Sri Lanka

    Jamaica Observer - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lankan police were Tuesday investigating the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl allegedly by seven sailors in the island's former war zone, a spokesman said. The victim, who ...

  • Father of murdered St James 10-y-o girl charged

    Jamaica Observer - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The police have charged the father of 10-year-old Meleeka Mitchell whose body was found in Hague, Trelawny on Tuesday, July 15 after she was reported missing just days before. ...

  • Gordon House not friendly to disabled

    Jamaica Observer - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Gordon House is expected to pass the Disabilities Act today, which will require public and commercial premises to take into consideration the access of disabled persons. ...

  • Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic

    eTaiwan News - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) -- A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic but is expected to degenerate over the next few days.The depression's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 35 mph ...

  • Report Chikungunya symptoms quickly

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Jamaica's health officials are urging persons who have travelled to Chikungunya affected countries and are experiencing symptoms to immediately visit their doctor or health centre. Dr. Marion ...

  • Seven jailed in UK after trying to smuggle drugs from Jamaica

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Seven members of drug smuggling gang have been jailed for 44 years, after trying to import more than one million pounds sterling worth of cocaine into the UK, hidden in tins of Jamaican callaloo.One ...

  • Further disruptions in prison system today

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    There will be more disruptions in the prison system today as the island's more than two thousand correctional officers have decided to continue their protest action. The officers ceased ...

  • Become compliant - Labour Ministry urges overseas employment agencies

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Jamaica's Ministry of Labour is urging overseas employment agencies to become compliant with regulations governing the sector or face a possible loss of benefits. According to Sydney Bartley, ...

  • Drought-induced food shortage confirmed

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Jamaica's Ministry of Agriculture has concluded an assessment, which confirms a shortage of several food items, including vegetables, due to the protracted dry spell. Checks were carried out ...

  • Phillips to table new revenue measures in Parliament

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Finance and Planning Minister Dr. Peter Phillips is to table the Tax Collection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act and the Tax Penalties (Harmonisation) Act during tuesday's sitting of the House of ...

  • Police foil escape by prisoners at 100-man station

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    The police last night thwarted an escape by several prisoners at the lock-up at the Hundred Man Station in Portmore, St. Catherine. Nine persons, some of who are charged with murder, were caught ...

  • JPS to respond to OUR this week on tariff review

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is to respond this week to the Office of Utilities Regulation's draft determination of its application for a tariff review. The draft was sent to the ...

  • Usain Bolt ready for Commonwealth Games

    Radio Jamaica - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    By Kayon Raynor Usain Bolt, Jamaica's sixteen-time Olympic and World Championship medalist, has declared that is ready to put on a good show in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games, ...

  • Research and Markets Jamaica Oil and Gas Market Analysis 2014 - Trends Market Opportunities and Outlook to 2025

    General Sources - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    "Jamaica Oil Gas Trends, Market Opportunities and Outlook to 2025" report to their offering. Jamaica oil and gas sector is constantly undergoing active transformation from the past few ...

  • Bolt Farah headline stellar cast

    General Sources - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Printer Friendly GLASGOW: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and middle-distance king Mo Farah headline a stellar track and field line-up at the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on Wednesday. ...

  • Jailed Gang who shipped in £1m of cocaine in tins of popular Jamaican vegetable

    General Sources - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A gang which tried to sneak ?1m of cocaine into Britain hidden in tins of a Caribbean vegetable were today behind bars.The class A drugs were disguised as sealed tins of Jamaican Pride callaloo - a ...

  • British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

    Associated Press - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident ...

  • Is Jamaica’s sprinting dominance about to end

    News.com.au - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    JAMAICA has dominated sprinting over the last decade. We all know that. But its status as the world’s undisputed sprinting superpower is suddenly under ...

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