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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 15, 2016

TIVOLI APOLOGY – Holness To Apologise In Parliament For Deadly May 2010 Operation. The Government is to offer an apology to residents of west Kingston over the operation by the security forces in the area in May 2010, which left dozens

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Jamaica’s Olympic Games Medal Haul: Men vs Women

Some of us may still be experiencing a few Olympic withdrawal symptoms, but the Rio 2016 Games are now a sweet memory and we have four more years to wait until Tokyo 2020. Jamaica reproduced its second best ever medal

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 17, 2016

Brilliant! – History Made As McLeod Mines Olympics Gold In 110m Hurdles. Omar McLeod created history, becoming the first Jamaican to win the 110m hurdles at any major championships after an imperious 13.05 win at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games last

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Olympics Timeline: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Many Jamaicans might have asked ‘Shelly-Ann who?’ when she placed second at the national trials in 2008, but everyone’s favourite pint-sized sprinter has since become the darling of the Women’s 100m. Although she had helped Jamaica to a few relay

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‘Non-Traditional’ Sports That Have Featured Jamaican Athletes At The Olympics – Part One

Jamaica is renowned for its many outstanding achievements in sports, particularly in athletics. We have racked up 66 track and field Olympic medals since our debut at the 1948 Games in London; rank fifth in the overall for most medals

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Get to Know Toni-Ann Williams, Jamaica’s First Ever Olympic Gymnast

Toni-Ann Williams will be the first Jamaican in action at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the women’s gymnastics competition gets underway on Sunday, August 7. Earlier this year at the Rio Olympic Test event, she

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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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The Jamaicans’ Guide to Watching the Olympics

Rio 2016 promises to be an Olympics like no other for Team Jamaica. Both Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are going for historic three-peats. New kid on the block Elaine Thompson is in dangerous shape and looking to write her

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 4, 2016

‘Rethink Coal Plan’ – Environmentalists Decry Nain Plant Proposal, Gov’t Official Also Wary. Jamaica will pay dearly in terms of the health of its people and the environment if the new owners of the Alpart bauxite facility in Nain, St Elizabeth,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 13, 2016

Scrapped – Gov’t Pulls Plug On Controversial $1-Billion Negril Breakwater Project. The decision of the Andrew Holness administration to scrap the controversial billion-dollar Negril Breakwater Project has been described as…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Laws To Be Strengthened To Punish Child Killers

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