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Usain Bolt Beats Drug Cheat Justin Gatlin in 100M Race in Beijing

Usain Bolt Beats Drug Cheat Justin Gatlin in 100M Race in Beijing

Jamaican track phenom Usain Bolt defended his championship be beating drug cheat Justin Gatlin in the 100m race at the World Championships in Beijing on Sunday. Bolt beat Gatlin by a hair, but won in classic style to retain his title as the world’s fastest man. Gatlin, who is unashamed […]

by Joy Blake· · Caribbean News
DISGRACEFUL:  Jamaica's Public Hospitals are Death Traps for the Poor [Pictured: Cornwall Regional Hospital] (Photo Credit: Facebook)

DISGRACEFUL: Jamaica’s Public Hospitals are Death Traps for the Poor

(OPINION) — The schism between the rich and the poor in Jamaica is fast becoming comparable to Haiti. It’s a sad commentary that the public health system is broken beyond words. I had always heard about the deplorable conditions at hospitals such as Cornwall Regional Hospital, but experienced it firsthand […]

by Janet Shan· · Caribbean News
Trevor Wynter, Son Found Shot to Death in Savanna-la-Mar (Photo Credit:  Savanna-la-Mar Courthouse, Police Station/Wikipedia)

Trevor Wynter, Son Found Shot to Death in Savanna-la-Mar

SHOCK:  A father and son were killed in a double homicide in Savanna-La-Mar, Jamaica. The body of Trevor Wynter, 62, who was a supporter of Westmoreland’s Reno Football Club, was found riddled with bullets in his bed. Wynter’s son, Jahboukie Wynter, 19, was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds a […]

by Joy Blake· · Caribbean News
Aruban Mitch Henriquez Dies After Brutal Beating by Dutch Police Following Arrest

Aruban Mitch Henriquez Dies After Brutal Beating by Dutch Police Following Arrest

Protests turned violent in The Hague as about 200 demonstrated over the police custody death of Aruba resident Mitch Henriquez, 42, who was arrested at a music festival. Dutch prosecutors have launched an inquiry into Henriquez’s death. Videos show him being pinned to the ground by five white Dutch police […]

by Janet Shan· · Caribbean News
Ex-Fifa VP Jack Warner Accused of Diverting $750K Meant for Haiti Earthquake Victims (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Ex-Fifa VP Jack Warner Accused of Diverting $750K Meant for Haiti Earthquake Victims

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner is accused of diverting $750,000 in emergency funds for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the BBC reports. These funds were donated by Fifa and the Korean Football Association. US investigators are alleging that the money went to accounts controlled by Jack Warner, at his direction […]

by Janet Shan· · Caribbean News
Jamaica's Outgoing Deputy Public Defender Matondo Mukulu Slams Rampant Nepotism (Photo Credit: JA Observer Video Screengrab)

Outgoing Deputy Public Defender Matondo Mukulu Says Jamaicans “Too Chummy”

Jamaica’s outgoing deputy public defender Matondo Mukulu had slammed the nepotism and favoritism rampant on the island. Mukulu said, “It’s too chummy. The issue of ‘because I know you and you and I went to school together’ sort of diminishes our ability as a small country to be objective in the performance of […]

by Janet Shan· · Caribbean News
Bustamante High School Teacher Enoch Bailey Shot and Killed in Jamaica (Photo Credit: Facebook via Bustamante High School)

Bustamante High School Teacher Enoch Bailey Shot and Killed in Jamaica

SHOCK:  Bustamante High School teacher Enoch Bailey, 41, was shot and killed outside his home in May Pen, Jamaica. The Jamaica Observer reports that Bailey, who taught electrical engineering at the school,  “drove home around 10:35 pm and exited his car when he was attacked” and fatally shot. Police have made no arrests […]

by Joy Blake· · Caribbean News
President Obama Dings Jamaica on Gay Rights During UWI Town Hall (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

President Obama Dings Jamaica on Gay Rights During UWI Town Hall

Jamaica gay rights President Obama dinged Jamaica on gay rights by singling out LGBT activist Angeline Jackson for standing up and no backing down in her fight for equality. That was a strategic jab at the island nation for it horrible record on gay rights. Obama singled Jackson out as one […]

by Janet Shan· · Caribbean News
Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller Should Take Obama on Tour of Her Constituency

Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller Should Take Obama on Tour of Her Constituency

President Obama visits #Jamaica #ObamaVisit:  I will be the first to say, I beamed with joy when I heard President Obama’s plane had landed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, a short time ago. It is a historic visit. What I am upset about is the sanitization […]

by Janet Shan· · Caribbean News
Robber Killed in Hanover Was Actually Police Officer Kemar Beckford

Robber Killed in Hanover Was Actually Police Officer Kemar Beckford

A robber killed in Hopewell, Hanover, early Sunday morning, was actually a police officer, identified as Kemar Beckford. Beckford was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer during an attempted robbery at a local bar. Kemar Beckford, 25, was stationed at Bethel Town, Westmoreland, the Jamaica Observer reports. Police recovered Beckford’s service […]

by Joy Blake· · Caribbean News