Tag: Omar McLeod

6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 24, 2016

PNP Officials Tight-Lipped About Campaign Donations Scandal. With the People’s National Party (PNP) ensnared in a campaign donations scandal, officials were tight-lipped yesterday as President Portia Simpson Miller insisted that discussions about the matter remain within the walls of the

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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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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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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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 21, 2016

Unfair! – Civil Servants Take Issue With New Mandate To Earn Promotions. Withdraw it! That’s the demand from the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), which is branding as an “imposition” a recent order by the Office of the Services Commissions mandating

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 27, 2015

What Gangs? – Thwaites Questions Accuracy Of Reported Criminal Cliques In Schools. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, backtracking on his recent description of uncontrolled students as ‘leggo beasts’, yesterday went a step further to condemn reports that students are forming gangs within

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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 – March 17, 2014

Church Has Power To Transform Politics. With more than 80 per cent of Jamaicans of the view that the country’s politicians and public officials are corrupt, according to a 2011 LAPOP survey, church leaders are expressing the view that there is

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