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The 7 Best Moments Of Rio 2016 For Team Jamaica

The Rio 2016 Olympics has been a roller coaster of emotions for Jamaican fans. There were mostly highs and a few lows, and historic firsts were recorded in the diving pool and the gymnastics arena. In the end, it was

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Jamaica’s Medal Hauls At The Olympic Games: 1948 – 2016

The curtains came down on the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last night. More than eleven thousand athletes from 205 countries and two independent teams came together in a spectacular closing ceremony to celebrate the

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It’s Not Yam – Champs Is The ‘Secret’ to Jamaica’s Olympics Success

Ever since Team Jamaica’s exploits at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, people from around the world have been wondering what is the ‘secret’ to our success. To some, we just ‘came out of nowhere’ to displace the mighty

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Who Will Bring Home the Medals from Rio 2016?

The highly anticipated XXXI Olympiad gets underway this evening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jamaica is fielding one of its most diverse teams in years, and all the athletes will be looking to notch personal bests and possibly make the

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10 First-Time Jamaican Olympians to Watch in Rio 2016

Jamaica’s team to the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a good mix of seasoned campaigners – many of them past medallists, and eager newbies who will be looking to make their mark on the highest international stage

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 6, 2016

It’s Sexual Harassment – Proposed Law Frowns On Gayle-Like Conduct. If a Sexual Harassment Bill tabled last month in Parliament becomes law, utterances like those made recently by West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle to a female Australian reporter could lead to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 1, 2015

I Dare You, Portia! – Samuda Challenges Jamaican PM To Call Election Within Six Weeks. Declaring that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is well settled in the “starter’s blocks”, Karl Samuda, a key campaign organiser, yesterday challenged Prime Minister Portia Simpson

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 31, 2015

Jamaica’s Mile-Relay Women Mine Gold In Big Beijing Loot At World Championships. Seven. Second. Twelve. One. Those were the numbers that mattered as Jamaica wrapped up a successful and historic campaign at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with a

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6 Young Athletes Going For Gold In Beijing 2015

The highly anticipated 2015 World Championships get underway this evening, Jamaica time, and our contingent will be going for gold. Around the world, everyone is looking forward to the exploits of defending champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and our other world class

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 29, 2015

Tax Cuts, Please – Mahfood Says Heavy Tariff Crippling Construction Sector. Slashing the excessive taxes on building materials while significantly cutting the waiting time for approvals from the regulatory agencies and utility companies could go a far way in stimulating the

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