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  • Former Barton sprinter Campbell Brown suspended amid probe

    Former Barton sprinter Campbell Brown suspended amid probe
    Olympic champion Veronica Campbell Brown of Jamaica is serving a suspension while anti-doping officials rule on her recent positive drug test.     The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association announced Tuesday that the 2004 and 2008 Olympic...
  • U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones to miss World Cup qualifier

    U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones to miss World Cup qualifier
    U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones, who sustained a concussion in a 2-1 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifying game Friday, said he will miss the next qualifier, against Panama on Tuesday in Seattle. Jones is scheduled to see a neurologist Monday....
  • Jamaican singer Derrick Morgan has been there, done that -- for real

    Jamaican singer Derrick Morgan has been there, done that -- for real
    Jamaican singer Derrick Morgan recorded the song "Conquering Ruler" in 1967, and it was no empty boast. He dominated his country's airwaves in the early '60s when he was barely out of his teens. Now 73 and performing regularly, Morgan is equally proud...
  • Hard Rock regular fifth in WPT main event, wins $122K

    Hard Rock regular fifth in WPT main event, wins $122K
     A South Florida player who has been at the tables since even before the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opened finished fifth in the World Poker Tour Hard Rock Poker Showdown Tuesday, earning $122,275.   Daniel Letts, 38, of Miami won his way into...
  • Kite and Cultural Festival a high-flying event

     Kite and Cultural Festival a high-flying event
    Sure, Peter Williams wanted top musical acts at his festival. But he also wanted an activity that would transport Jamaicans back to their homeland. He thought of kites. "When we were kids in Jamaica, we didn't go buy toys," says Williams, organizer of...
  • Penn Station reopens after big power failure

    Penn Station reopens after big power failure
    On the biggest travel day of the year, Penn Station came to a grinding halt for about an hour, with massive crowds desperate to get home on the eve of Thanksgiving. Service has begun to be restored on LIRR, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak after a power...
  • A Tribute to Rev. Collin Bennett Takes Place on Nov. 10 in Hartford

    The Reverend Bennett, who died in 1998, was a leader in Hartford’s West Indian community. Bennett helped spur business growth in the North End, fostering connections between scholars and students in Jamaica and Connecticut. On November 10, the...
  • Trucker visiting brother slain in Englewood

    Trucker visiting brother slain in Englewood
    After a long day on the road hauling freight from Canada, Gary Clarke headed to his brother’s home in Englewood for a quick overnight visit before heading back north. As Clarke locked up the truck Tuesday night in an empty lot next to the home, a...
  • Tropical Storm Sandy forecast to miss Florida; new depression forms

    Tropical Storm Sandy forecast to miss Florida; new depression forms
    Tropical Storm Sandy emerged in the southwest Caribbean on Monday afternoon and for now is projected to remain clear of Florida. Also, for now, it is not forecast to strengthen into a hurricane. Meanwhile, a new depression formed in the Central Atlantic...
  • Strengthening Sandy means storm watch for S. Florida; T.S. Tony forms

    Strengthening Sandy means storm watch for S. Florida; T.S. Tony forms
    Tropical Storm Sandy might rough up South Florida Thursday and Friday with strong winds, possibly causing significant beach erosion, downing power lines and trees and triggering minor coastal flooding, the National Weather Service said. While South...
  • American Friends of Jamaica To Host Hummingbird Gala

    American Friends of Jamaica To Host Hummingbird Gala
    Actor/singer Leon and director of "American Friends of Jamaica" Manuela Goren stopped by to discuss "The Hummingbird Gala" and Jamaica's 50th anniversary. The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) will honor JetBlue Airways Chief Executive Officer, Dave...