All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Jamaica’

Glazer Plane Crash: US Coast Guard Cease Rescue Operation

Following a search that covered roughly 3,750 square miles off the coast of Jamaica, the US Coast Guard has ceased rescue operations for the crashed plane of Laurence and Jane Glazer. The couple’s single-engine turboprop plane crashed into the sea off Jamaica’s northeast coast on Friday, September 5. The US Coast Guard and Jamaica Defense Force commenced search operations on …

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Usain Bolt Anchors Record-Breaking Race At Commonwealth Games

In Glasgow on Saturday, Usain Bolt once again led his 4×100 meters relay team to win another gold for Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games. The six-time Olympic champion ran the last stretch of the relay race to make a Games record of 37.58 seconds for his country’s team, wowing the crowd at Hampden Park, where the event was held. This …

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Vybz Kartel, Dancehall Reggae Artist, Sentenced To Life In Prison

Jamaican dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Azim Palmer, and three other associates were sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. During the 65-day trial, considered as one of the longest in Jamaican history, fans of the artist showed their support while standing outside the Kingston courthouse waiting for the judge’s verdict. Judge Lennox …

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Vybz Kartel: Jamaican Dancehall Artist Found Guilty In The Murder Of Clive “Lizard” Williams

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Azim Palmer, was convicted of murder in the Caribbean Supreme Court. 10 of the 11-person jury found the Jamaican dancehall artist guilty, along with three others – Andre St. John, Kahira Jones, and Shawn Campbell. Shane Williams, another associate, was the only one found not guilty. Although Vybz Kartel has been spending the last three years …

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Jamaican Bobsled Team Qualifies For Sochi But Lacks Funding

Good news for Jamaica – its two-man bobsled team has qualified for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The bad news is that the team lacks the funding it needs to participate at the games. Jamaica needs help to raise the $80,000 it will take to cover its travel and equipment costs. Jamaican sled driver Winston Watts discussed the dire …

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Asafa Powell: Jamaican Sprinter’s Positive Test

It was a busy Tuesday for Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell. The former 100-meter record holder met with the Jamaican disciplinary panel to talk about testing positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrone. Powell said that because many of the supplements were new to him he couldn’t recall their names, and because the sprinter couldn’t recollect, he didn’t tell a doping control …

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Miami Boat Capsizes Resulting In Tragic Fatalities

Multiple maritime tragedies have struck Miami’s coast in the last few days. Four fatalities have been reported from one tragedy involving a boat capsizing off the coast of Miami on Wednesday. The boat was transporting migrants from Haiti and Jamaica, and it is believed that the travelers may have been part of a smuggling operation. When the coast guard arrived, …

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Usain Bolt Says He’s Not Invincible, Is Still Confident He’ll Win The Worlds

Usain Bolt is said to be the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter will tell you that he’s fast, but he doesn’t want it going to his head. Bolt is currently training for the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow where he’ll compete against some of the best runners in the world. It should be a cinch for the accomplished …

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