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Dec12

Watch: Capture Land, a short Jamaican film

Posted by The Jamaican in Culture | comments

A short film by Nabil Elderkin inspired by the words of the late Nelson Mandela, and the song 'Capture Land' by Jamaican artist Chronixx. Captureland was shot in early November 2014 in the very welcoming and historic community or Port Royal, Kingston - Jamaica.

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Aug06

Watch Jamaica Independence Grand Gala live

Posted by The Jamaican in Culture | comments

more than 2,500 performers on show at the Grand Gala this afternoon at the National Stadium to celebrate Jamaica’s 52nd Independence anniversary.

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Jul24

Watch #TeamJamaica compete in the 2014 Commonwealth games

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

There are 114 Jamaican athletes from 11 different sports representing our country at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Jul23

Watch the 20th Commonwealth Opening Ceremony Live

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

One hundred and sixty-four athletes, coaches, managers, as well as medical and support personnel are currently in Glasgow as part of Jamaica's delegation for the multi-disciplinary event, which gets under way with an opening ceremony at Celtic Park

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Jul23

7 new reasons why you must attend Jamaica Festival 2014

Posted by The Jamaican in Culture | comments

In previous years, Jamaica Festival referred to the week of celebration from July 31 to Independence Day, August 6. This year, we are branding Jamaica Festival as a season of activities beginning in June and culminating on Independence Day.

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Jul22

Watch: Chronixx perform Here Comes Trouble on US tv

Posted by The Jamaican in Music | comments
Mar21

How an extraordinary Jamaican Woman Raised 32 Children

Posted by The Jamaican in Culture | comments

Annmarie Richards is a Jamaican woman who has raised 32 children, but not before she came from a broken home, in a struggling community herself. She experienced first-hand what it feels like to be a forgotten victim of Jamaica's painful economic situation. She has since devoted her life to finding homeless children, raising them as her own, and giving them new opportunities.

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Feb11

This woman raised £8,542 to help this homeless man return to Jamaica

Posted by The Jamaican in News | comments

This woman raised £8,542 raised witht help of 1,007 people in just 2 days. money to help a homeless Jamaica man return to his native Jamaica.

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Sep28

Gina makes Miss World top ten but out of final five

Posted by The Jamaican in Entertainment | comments

Jamaica's Gina Hargitay has made the Top 10! She made the semi-final in 9th place in Bali, Indonesia but was unable to make it through to the final five.

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Aug11

Alia Atkinson Wins Gold At World Cup Swim Meet, Lowers National Record

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Alia Atkinson Wins Gold At World Cup Swim Meet, Lowers National Record again.

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Jul26

The Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

London IAAF Diamond League at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games

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Jun26

Germany-born Jamaican Dustin Brown defeated 2002 Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Dustin Brown, the 189th-ranked Germany-born Jamaican defeated 2002 Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt in straight-sets today.

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Jun26

Dante Hutchinson, the UK-born Jamaican Pro Scooter Rider

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Congratulations to Dante Hutchinson. Aged 12, the half Jamaican who after shredding hard, progressing fast and winning the X Fest amateur contest is Lucky’s new Pro Rider for the UK.

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Apr23

Chris Gayle scores fastest century in cricket history 2013

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Chris Gayle has set a new record for the fastest century in cricket with a 30-ball ton for Bangalore.

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Mar28

Here is how to make your own Jamaican Easter Bun.

Posted by The Jamaican in Food | comments
Mar24

Easter in Jamaica is better than anywhere else in the world!

Posted by The Jamaican in Culture | comments

One of Jamaica's long established practices is the setting of an egg to predict one's future. It is said if you place an egg white in a container of water on Holy Thursday night by Good Friday you will see your future. This is determined by the pattern which was formed by the coagulating egg white. If the shape formed in the container is a ship or aircraft, it means travel.

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Mar14

UK-based designer, Gavin Douglas to Judge JMFLA

Posted by The Jamaican in Fashion | comments

The organizers of the Jamaica Fashion & Lifestyle Awards 2012 have confirmed internationally renowned, UK-based fashion designer, Gavin Douglas, as a member of the panel of judges deliberating on the academy decided fashion categories for this year’s staging of the prestigious industry award.

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Feb11

Bob Marley Tribute at Grammys 2013 -Video

Posted by The Jamaican in Music | comments

Bruno Mars opened the Bob Marley tribute Sunday night at the Grammys with a reggae-infused performance

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Nov24

Alia Atkinson broke the Canada Cup and Jamaican Records

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Alia Atkinson broke the Canada Cup and Jamaican Records on day 1 of the two-day Canada Cup meet.

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Nov21

Konshens teaches us how to ‘Drink and Rave’

Posted by The Jamaican in New Music | comments

Konshens has teamed up with the industry’s Dynamic Duo – Razz & Biggy and the result is a celebratory track titled ‘Drink and Rave’ which is slated to be released under the Razz & Biggy Music Imprint.

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Nov18

Dancehall Deejay Makes Reggae Legend Jimmy Cliff A Grandfather

Posted by The Jamaican in New Artiste | comments

Critically acclaimed L.A based dancehall deejay Jey Marc "The Lyricist" is back on the scene with a brand new single entitled "Best Day Of My Life" this after a one year hiatus from recording.

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Nov17

Welcome home Busy Signal.

Posted by The Jamaican in Music | comments

Welcome home Busy Signal. The artiste is back in Jamaica. He arrived last night (Friday, November 16) after completing his jail sentence in the United States for absconding bail.

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Nov12

The Jamaican Sorrel drink

Posted by The Jamaican in Health | comments

Christmas Here in Jamaica isn't the same without a tall glass/bottle of Jamaican Sorrel drink to go with Christmas dinner and Fruit cake. We Jamaican's love to add some white rum and ginger.

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Nov12

Cherine helps raise awareness in Jamaica about Breast Cancer

Posted by The Jamaican in Music | comments

Actress/Singer Cherine has been busy this month, teaming up for a third year with Yoplait Yogurt and Wysinco in partnership with the Jamaican Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer during October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Sep29

The Rules for being Human

Posted by The Jamaican in Lifestyle | comments

When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's manual; these guidelines make life work better. - Photo by Pampered & Posh by Danai

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Sep14

'"Jamrock' tutu by Pampered & Posh by Danai

Posted by The Jamaican in Fashion | comments

"Jamrock" tutu by Pampered & Posh by Danai is made with shiny black, green, and yellow tulle. A monogrammed onesie or T-shirt with Jamrock an a coordinating hair bow. This tutu is not sewn but hand knotted w/ a ribbon waist.

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Aug29

Bolt expected to set new Meet Record at Weltklasse Zürich

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Fifteen recently crowned Olympic champions, 14 reigning World champions and 17 current world leaders will converge upon Zürich’s Letzigrund Stadium on Thursday (30) for another sold-out edition of the Weltklasse Zürich, the first of two high-powered 2012 Samsung Diamond League series finals.

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Aug29

Yohan Blake is now the second fastest in 100m history

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Yohan Blake won the 100m August 23rd at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland with a time of 9.69 seconds. This was the meet record and also his personal best (which was previously 9.75).

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Aug29

Professor calls for government to legalise marijuana

Posted by The Jamaican in Politics | comments

Professor Donald Morgan, president of the Jamaica Volunteers Association Incorporated Washington DC calls for the Jamaican government to legalise marijuana. He also called on Jamaica to serve their country.

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Aug23

Lausanne: Press Conference

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

A stunning line-up of athletics talent brimming full with Olympic champion has been assembled for the Athletissima 2012 - Samsung Diamond League meeting which takes place today (Thursday 23) in Lausanne starting at 1pm.

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Aug16

Poem - Four by one

Posted by The Jamaican in Jokes & Stories | comments

Four by one, four fast man, all who did a talk, uno can kiss out wi claat, look how we run fast.

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Aug14

What kind of women do Jamaican men really want?

Posted by The Jamaican in Lifestyle | comments

As a writer, music is one of my most important sources of inspiration, and there’s nothing in the world like Jamaican music to inspire me to write.

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Aug12

Jamaica for the crown at Miss World 2012

Posted by The Jamaican in Fashion | comments

As the Miss World 2012 comes into a homestretch, all victory arrows are pointing towards Miss Jamaica Deanna Robins

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Aug11

Reading from The Book of Legends - Bolt 2 Vs 19-32

Posted by The Jamaican in Jokes & Stories | comments

19:And when they were all gathered in a certain place in the land of Lon, these swift men of many nations, Usain, he being the swiftest of the lot, did turn and say to his fellow brethren from the land of Jahm.

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Aug11

Watch :Team Jamaica on Ustream live on Ustream!

Posted by The Jamaican in Entertainment | comments

Jamaica, the small island country of 2.7 million people, has won nine medals in London, giving it the highest per-capita medal rate of any nation with multiple medals.

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Aug09

Bolt not legend yet but an icon, says ICO president !

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

That's the verdict of IOC President Jacques Rogge, who said Jamaican sprinter is an "icon," but needs to prove his greatness over more than two Olympics before he can claim legendary status.

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Aug08

Deanna Robins makes top 5 at the Miss World 2012 Talent Finals

Posted by The Jamaican in Fashion | comments

The familiar opening chords of Bob Marley's Redemption Song sound as Deanna Robins of Jamaica appeared in a dazzling sequinned headband with a black leotard striped with the Jamaican national colours

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Jul31

Usain Bolt spikes auction for US $39,000

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

A signed pair of Usain Bolt running spikes sold with remarkable results Monday night (July 23) at a Birmingham, UK charity auction.

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Jul28

RepJa Clothing launches New Riddim

Posted by The Jamaican in New Music | comments
Jul28

'Love me 2' sexy behind the scenes

Posted by The Jamaican in New Music | comments

At the height of the heat wave, Laza Morgan shot the new music video for the single ‘Love Me 2′ and are proud to present to the fans the release of the behind the scenes.

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Jul25

Jamaican Flag, The drink.

Posted by The Jamaican in Food | comments

Shane Reid aka mixologist, a professional bartender working at the hilton hotel in Jamaica share a pic of a drink he made to celebrate jamaica 50.

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Jul25

British farmer carved a unique tribute to Usain Bolt

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

A British farmer has carved a unique tribute to Usain Bolt in a field. Only effectively visible from the air, the huge likeness of the Jamaican sprinter performing his famous shooting arrow pose took weeks of planning and ploughing.

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Jul22

Special series of 50th anniversary banknotes.

Posted by The Jamaican in Business | comments

The Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) officially launched its special series of 50th anniversary commemorative banknotes Wednesday June 19, in celebration of the country’s Golden Jubilee.

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Jul22

Kemesha Kelly is Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2012

Posted by The Jamaican in Entertainment | comments

The importance of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Festival Queen Competition which aims to identify a culturally aware young woman who can contribute to nation building while enhancing personal growth seems to be lost among women of St Elizabeth.

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Jul21

Spice Delivers Knockout Sumfest Performance

Posted by The Jamaican in Reviews | comments

It came as no surprise that dancehall's reigning princess, Spice, turned the heat up at last night's Reggae Sumfest, Montego Bay, as soon as she hit the stage. However, what fans couldn't predict were her eye-popping clothing designs and stage props.

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Jul21

Send up to US$2,999 for US$7.99 to Jamaica with Xoom.com

Posted by The Jamaican in Business | comments

Send money to your family and friends form the convenience of your computer or Smartphone. Money is available to be picked up in 10 minutes at over 100 locations from Negril to Morant Bay. You can also deposit into any bank account in Jamaica. Send any amount up to $2,999 for $7.99.

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Jul21

3 interesting health benefits of Breadfruit plus facts

Posted by The Jamaican in Health | comments

Breadfruit Facts: There are two varieties of breadfruit, one is the seeded variety known as the breadnut, scientific name - Artocarpus camansi, and the other one is the seedless one.

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Jul21

Here is what Chef Karl Thomas will feed the Jamaican athletes

Posted by The Jamaican in Food | comments

Here's a look at one meal item that Chef Karl Thomas, the man in charge of preparing the meals of Jamaica's Olympic team

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Jul21

Jamaica remains in third place with three Miss World titles

Posted by The Jamaican in Lifestyle | comments

Jamaica stands strong in 3rd place on the list of countries to win the Miss World titles the most; the first in 1963, Carole Crawford, the second in 1976 by Cindy Breakspeare and the third by Lisa Hanna in 1993.

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Jul20

St.Marys Banana Chips Wi Nice! Box Mural Ad

Posted by The Jamaican in Business | comments

"One day, in the year of our Golden Jubilee for Jamaica land we love, students of the Edna Manley College Design lab came up with a cool idea to celebrate things that make Jamaicans feel nice

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Jul20

Deanna Robins is through to the next round.

Posted by The Jamaican in Entertainment | comments

Miss Jamaica World 2012, Deanna Robins is now in China, confident in being Jamaica's 4th Miss World. The Miss World 2012 pageant which will be held August 18th.

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Jul19

How to prepare a Tropical Energy Smoothie - Recipe

Posted by The Jamaican in Food | comments

Learn to prepare a tropical energy smoothie! This one is packed with rich sources in health-promoting nutrients such as vitamin C, folate, iodine and more.

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Jul18

Members of Team Jamaica got the keys to the City of Lignano

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Asafa Powell and other members of Team Jamaica got the keys to the City of Lignano

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Jul18

Chantal Zaky gears up for the Miss Universe 2012 pagent

Posted by The Jamaican in Entertainment | comments

On May 12, 2012 24 year old Model Chantal Zaky became the Miss Universe Jamaica titleholder at a glitzy pageant inside the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.

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Jul17

7 Breathtaking sunsets In Jamaica

Posted by The Jamaican in Culture | comments

Jamaica is known for having beautiful and breathtaking sunsets, and the resort town of Montego Bay is no exception to this rule. On any given day in this bustling city the orange and golden rays of the sun can be seen at anytime after 5pm as it begins it's descent on the horizon.

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Jul17

Ladies, Would you rock this? :)

Posted by The Jamaican in Fashion | comments

Ladies... It's that time again! Warm sand, cool breeze, calm waves and sunsets. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Yes, it's Summer time again! Ladies are you tired of the ordinary bathing suit cover ups? Well, make a fashion statement and embrace your culture at the same time with a fashionable Bob Marley rasta sarong wrap.

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Jul17

Miss Jamaica World heads to China for Miss World 2012

Posted by The Jamaican in Entertainment | comments

Little Miss Arianna Small from Montego Bay presented Miss Jamaica World 2012, Deanna Robins with a send-off gift and Flag at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay before boarding her flight enroute to China on Monday July 16. Deanna wore the PUMA official Jamaican 2012 Olympic Outfit.

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Jul06

'Sort out yo life Jamaica!' -No Maddz

Posted by The Jamaican in Entertainment | comments

Earlier this week, after posting a photo of himself hanging out with A$AP Rocky, Soulja Boy decided to start a Twitter beef with SpaceGhostPurrp. The “Crank That” rapper promised to see Space in the streets and bizarrely even threatened to eat his face. While SpaceGhost did respond to Soulja, he seemed more bemused than enraged.

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Jun23

52 year old Merlene Ottey will compete in this Olympic!

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

She has represented Jamaica in numerous athletic events which has brought her fame and has made our country well-known. She holds the record for the most Olympic appearances which is seven in all, for the track and field athletic event, and for winning the largest number of World Championships medals in which she gained fourteen.

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Jun11

Usain Bolt involved in Car Accident

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Multiple world record holder Usain Bolt was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident in Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew after 5am this morning. The front end of a BMW motorcar driven by Bolt was damaged, however Bolt was not seriously injured.

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May28

Jamaican Jerk Chicken w/ Mango Pineapple sauce

Posted by The Jamaican in Food | comments

In this episode of iCook, uCook, we explore how to make Jamaican Jerk Chicken from scratch. From home made marinade to grilling techniques to final preparation. we compliment the heat from the jerk with a fresh mango pineapple sauce. meal is brought full circle with jamaican hard dough bread and sweet fried plantains

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May28

What would Dancehall be without dancers

Posted by The Jamaican in Music | comments

Jamaica's dance culture is one of the most influential and creative worldwide. Almost every famous dance routine you can think of in history was affected in one way or another by a dance or trend created in Jamaica.

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May26

Usain Bolt wins men's 100 metres in the Ostrava

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

TRIPLE world record holder Usain Bolt, clocked a 10.04 to win the men.s 100 metres at the Ostrava golden spike meet in the Czech Republic today.

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May26

Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women's 200m in Ostrava

Posted by The Jamaican in Sports | comments

Earlier today, Our sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women's 200m in Ostrava Golden Spike, . Campbell-Brown won in a time of 22.38 to beat Americans Bianca Knight (22.85) and Tiffany Townsend (23.85).

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May25

Konshens's 'Jamaican Dance' Gets global recognition!

Posted by The Jamaican in Entertainment | comments

Jamaican Dance gained traction globally late last year when it was featured as the lead song in the video game hit Just Dance 3. Konshens joins a cast consisting of Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Lenny Kravitz, the Black Eyed Peas and Britney Spears among others.

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May21

Things you didn't know about Jamaica Surfing

Posted by The Jamaican in News | comments

Jamaica has been represented at every World Surfing Games and World Junior Surfing Championships since 2002 as well as a number of Pan American Surfing Games. The JSA runs 2 local competition series, the three event National Junior Championships and the five event National Open Series.

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