#ReturnToLondon: They kept us waiting too long … athletes say delay could have caused Bolt’s injury

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Devastated after watching Usain Bolt clutch his hamstring and crash to the floor during the anchor leg of the men’s 4×100m relay, his teammates have pointed to what they described as an exorbitant wait as a possible cause for the iconic sprinter’s injury.

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China fights back! - Rubbishes claims of ‘takeover’; expresses concerns of backlash for nat’ls

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Upset by claims by former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting that Jamaicans are undergoing ‘economic colonialism’ by Chinese businesses operating locally, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China is not only dismissing them, but has…

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Bolting to the end

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LONDON, England:It ends today.The greatest sprinter in history will take his final stride on the track, bringing to an end an era of unmatched dominance, influence and impact. Track and field’s poster boy will, we hope, bring the curtain down on his…

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Thousands of youth to audit street lights, street names

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Come Monday, 2,300 youngsters islandwide are to be employed to audit the nation’s more than 100,000 street lights.Other aspects of the employment will see the auditing of streets, are not properly labelled, as well as the identification of…

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Most within J’can diaspora eye return to homeland

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Three out of five (60 per cent) of overseas participants at the recently concluded Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference are planning to eventually move back to Jamaica, or at least divide their time between their homeland and their current place of…

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Les Green fires back - … charging that JCF report was an ‘injustice’ and ‘tarnished’ the reputation of his men at the time

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Les Green, the retired head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB), has fired back at criticisms from a special committee appointed by the police to review some of the findings of the West Kingston Commission…

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Grange remains confident in Jamaican athletes

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London, England:Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange remains upbeat and confident in the country’s track and field athletes, hours after visiting the team in London.”We had an extensive discussion on the way…

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‘Informer fi dead’ culture must go, says Commish

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Commissioner of Police George Quallo is calling for the ‘informer fi dead’ culture, which permeates Jamaica, to be eradicated. Using a recent experience, he highlighted the importance of citizens stepping forward with information about crimes they…

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Getting Kingston up to speed a priority - PM

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Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, which, this year, marked 145 years as a city, continues to lag behind other state capitals in the region in a number of important areas, a situation the Jamaican Government is moving to remedy, according to Prime…

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#ReturnToLondon: Women through to 4×400, men fail to progress

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Jamaica’s women are through to Sunday’s final of the 4×400 metres relay at the 16th IAAF World Championships in London. The team of Anastasia Le-Roy, Chrisann Gordon, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Stephenie-Ann McPherson was dominant in…

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