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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece

Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Christian Pulisic leads U.S. to 3-1 Gold Cup semifinal win over Jamaica

The U.S. will attempt to complete its title defense Sunday night against Mexico at Chicago’s Soldier Field.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Sam Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on that advanced the Matildas into …


Cristiana Girelli’s hat trick lifts Italy into next round of World Cup

Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica. It was Italy’s second hat trick …


Jamaica takes aim at the trash crisis ruining paradise

Relief from the scourge may be in sight for Jamaica, which is among at least 20 Caribbean and Latin American nations banning – or in discussions to ban – the …


Jamaica stuns Mexico 1-0 to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final

Kemar Lawrence scored on an exquisite 24-yard free kick in the 88th minute, and Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a 1-0 upset victory over Mexico on …


Man accused of being lottery scam kingpin to plead guilty

A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans out of millions of dollars has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal …


Son of world’s oldest woman dies at 97 at home in Jamaica

The son of a woman believed to be the oldest person in the world has died at their home in Jamaica at the ripe old age of 97.


CAS says Nesta Carter has appealed against doping ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic …


Usain Bolt resigned to losing relay gold, but not holding grudges

Usain Bolt says he is resigned to the fact that he’s lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals, but isn’t holding any grudges against drug-tainted Jamaican relay teammate Nesta …


Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate’s doping case

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC says Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, …


Dangerous Hurricane Matthew nears Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba

Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters as the Category 4 storm approached …


Dangerous Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

A powerful Hurricane Matthew moved slowly Sunday across the Caribbean Sea on a track that authorities warned could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.


Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson seizes gold in women’s 100

A changing of the guard in women’s sprints doesn’t mean a redrawing of the map.


Despite injury, Usain Bolt listed on Jamaican Olympic team

Usain Bolt’s quest for more Olympic gold is back on, as expected.


Opposition party wins in Jamaica’s general elections

A final count of the votes cast in Thursday’s general elections in Jamaica has concluded with the main opposition Jamaica Labor Party unseating the ruling People’s National Party by a …


Mexico wins 7th CONCACAF Gold Cup, beating Jamaica 3-1 in final

PHILADELPHIA – Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer title Sunday …


Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA – The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their …


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2015

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA — The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.


U.S., Mexico face tough opponents in Gold Cup semifinals

It has been 15 years since a CONCACAF Gold Cup final has been played without the United States or Mexico. And both countries will need big performances in today’s semifinals …


In brief: Jamaican sprinters dominate at Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth games: Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole’s 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint …


Jamaican bobsled could re-emerge

The Jamaican bobsled team may be headed to another Olympics. The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Olympic organizers said Saturday that Jamaica has …


Jamaica sprinter Powell facing disciplinary panel

Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell has told a Jamaican panel that he did not inform anti-doping officials about most of the supplements he was taking because the products …


Ex-local anchor joins nonprofit

Since 1988, a national nonprofit with local ties has been facilitating humanitarian projects in Jamaica. Former KXLY television news anchor Lucinda Kay said, “I was born into Great Shape; my …


Former Spokane anchor joins nonprofit

Since 1988, a national nonprofit with local ties has been facilitating humanitarian projects in Jamaica. Former KXLY television news anchor Lucinda Kay said, “I was born into Great Shape; my …