London 2017 | Bolt into history - Jamaican ready for final test as Dacres, Smikle hunt discus medals

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LONDON, England:”Usain Bolt is an icon for everybody, also in Afghanistan. It’s good to have a man like him in the sport. He is a champion and a hero for us. It’s great for me to run here in London, as it’s his last championship and I’m proud to be…

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Bolt into history - Jamaican ready for final test as Dacres, Smikle hunt discus medals

Gleaner on August 5th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

LONDON, England:”Usain Bolt is an icon for everybody, also in Afghanistan. It’s good to have a man like him in the sport. He is a champion and a hero for us. It’s great for me to run here in London, as it’s his last championship and I’m proud to be…

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Mega-rich by any yardstick

Gleaner on August 5th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Sprint legend Dr Usain St Leo Bolt is mega-rich by any yardstick. On any given day, the big man earns an average J$12 million - the breakdown of the latest estimates of his annual earnings.For Bolt and money, think these numbers: US$62 million, his…

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Life after Track and Field for the sprint legend

Gleaner on August 5th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

After fifteen years on the world stage, it is hard to think of sprint legend Usain Bolt doing anything but track and field athletics. Bolt says he will retire after London and, taken at his word, the question is: What next?Bolt can play for a while…

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Barita gets buyout offer

Gleaner on August 5th, 2017 | File Under Business News -

  Barita Investments Limited has advised that its board is considering a buyout offer, but did not name the suitor. The company made the disclosure in a market filing. Barita is a four decade old company founded in 1977 by Rita Humphries-Lewin…

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#ReturnToLondon: PHOTOS: Jamaica supporters at #London2017

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The 2017 IAAF World Championships is underway in London England and supporters of Jamaica’s national team are out in their black, green and gold colours to help encourage the athletes and soak up the excitement at the event. Here are…

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Hail the king - … Entertainers say thanks to the Legend

Gleaner on August 5th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

He said it himself: “I’m excited, I can’t wait to get out there.” Those are the words of Usain St Leo Bolt who will be taking his final strides as an athlete at the World Championships in London.And with Bolt seeking to go out in golden glory,…

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Little love for ‘Usain’ … Few babies named after sprint king

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Usain Bolt may be a legend, but his performances on the track have seemingly not inspired many Jamaican parents to name their children after him.Registrar General Department (RGD) statistics show that the name ‘Usain’ is not a favourite among…

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Payne Land wants peace

Gleaner on August 5th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Residents of Payne Land in South West St Andrew are calling for an end to the violence that is currently plaguing sections of the area.This appeal comes after two separate shooting incidents on Thursday. In one incident, at about 7: 50 p.m., a man…

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Rains could dampen Grand Gala

Gleaner on August 5th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

A strong Tropical Wave across the central Caribbean could dump water across the country this weekend and dampen Independence celebrations in the process.The Meteorological Service said yesterday that the system is currently producing a large area of…

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