Usain Bolt honoured with statue at stadium where it all began

Retired athlete and eight-time Olympic gold-medalist Usain Bolt was honoured on Sunday in Kingston, Jamaica. A statue of Bolt, striking his famous pose, was unveiled at the National Stadium - where his career took off. Watch

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8 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects appear in US court

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Eight more people have been extradited from Jamaica to face charges in the US in what authorities say is a multimillion dollar lottery scam.

Powerful Hurricane Matthew barrels towards Jamaica, Haiti

2016-10-01 13:28

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to tear across the Caribbean since 2007, has picked up strength overnight as it barreled towards Jamaica and Haiti, US monitors say.

Cameron rejects call for slavery reparations

2015-09-30 21:15

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls for Britain to open talks with Caribbean nations on reparations for slavery, saying it was time to "move on".

Woman accused in Jamaican lottery scam pleads not guilty

2015-08-21 11:14

A woman accused of helping a man who was convicted for spearheading a Jamaican lottery scam that bilked dozens of mostly elderly people out of their retirement savings has pleaded not guilty.

Jamaica cops charge teen with murder in killing of baby

2015-04-18 19:55

Authorities in Jamaica have charged a teenager with murder in the recent fatal shooting of an 11-month-old baby.

Jamaica asks Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader

2015-04-10 10:04

Jamaica’s leader has asked President Barack Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who was convicted in the US of mail fraud in the 1920s and remains a prominent historic figure on the island.

Hundreds sent to clinics after Jamaica dump fire

2015-03-17 14:20

Smoke continues to spiral from a sprawling trash dump in Kingston, Jamaica, five days after a major blaze erupted at the dump, closing a number of schools and businesses and sending hundreds of people to clinics.

Jamaican extradited to US on fraud charges

2015-02-13 11:25

A Jamaican man accused of cheating Americans in a lottery scheme has been extradited to the US, the first such action by Jamaica in a crackdown on global fraud.

Powell wants gold

2015-01-12 19:04

Jamaica's Asafa Powell believes a change in coach and new training approach may help him rediscover his form and win gold.


Jamaica protects nearly 75K hectares, bans mining

2017-11-23 07:02

Jamaica's government says it will protect nearly 75 000ha in a northwest region dotted by mines that features forests, rivers and cultural sites.

Jamaica police seize nearly a ton of dagga from a car

2016-11-14 19:12

Authorities in Jamaica have seized 907kg of dagga from a car after its driver fled.

Panel charges 5 policemen in schoolgirl's shooting

2016-07-14 08:52

Jamaican investigators have charged five police officers for seriously wounding a teenage girl with what witnesses allege was reckless shooting.

Nkoana-Mashabane on a working visit to Jamaica

2015-09-20 20:17

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is on a working visit to Jamaica.

Jamaica starts testing athletes for drugs

2015-06-29 22:00

Jamaica's anti-doping agency has started collecting blood samples to test athletes on the island that produces the world's most dominant sprinters.

Jamaican teen suspected of being militant stays in custody

2015-04-17 09:23

A Jamaican judge has ruled that a teenager suspected of hoping to join Islamic extremists in Syria must remain in police custody until next week.

'Suspicious package' hurled at US Embassy in Jamaica

2015-04-02 12:17

Heavily armed Jamaican soldiers and police have taken positions around the US Embassy after a man hurled a 'suspicious package' over the building's wall.

Crossing guard fatally shot by masked gunmen in Jamaica

2015-03-10 08:56

Education officials say a school crossing guard in Jamaica has been fatally shot by masked gunmen while she was walking just outside a primary school.

Ex-Jamaica PM questioned over bloody raid of 2010

2015-02-10 14:39

Ex-Jamaica PM Bruce Golding testifies before fact-finding panel examining bloody 2010 raid.

Jamaica bans travelers from Ebola countries

2014-10-17 05:55

Jamaica has announced an immediate travel ban on foreigners who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

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