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  • Off-Duty NYPD Officer Stabbed Inside His Home

    Off-Duty NYPD Officer Stabbed Inside His Home
    An off duty NYPD Officer was stabbed inside his Jamaica home shortly after 1 p.m. today.  The married father called 9-1-1 to say two men had come into his 170th Street home, stabbed him and struck him over the head.   A massive police response ensued; the...
  • Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman

    Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman
    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is currently the fastest woman in the world. In the 2008 Olympic Games Shelly-Ann was a mere 21 years-old when she became the first Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics. This year in London, she successfully defended...
  • Go away with Megalyn Echikunwoke

    Go away with Megalyn Echikunwoke
    Megalyn Echikunwoke lives in Venice Beach, Calif. — a long way from the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Ariz., where she grew up. "There really is nothing like it," says the actress, whose resume includes TV roles on "House of Lies," "24" and "CSI:...
  • Go swimming with the turtles in Barbados

    Go swimming with the turtles in Barbados
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Turtles, rum and glistening white-sand beaches. A toast to sun-splashed Barbados and three of its biggest attractions. Turtle snorkels in Barbados are very popular. Tourists on a boat don snorkels and masks and quickly enter...
  • Did Yohan Blake just make it seem dopey to watch track?

    Did Yohan Blake just make it seem dopey to watch track?
    Dare I say that Yohan Blake would have won the world title in the 100 meters last month even if Jamaican compatriot and defending champion and world record-holder Usain Bolt had not been disqualified for a false start? That doesn't seem like such a risky...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • 'Jamaica Farewell' to arrive in Chicago

    'Jamaica Farewell' to arrive in Chicago
    "Jamaica Farewell," a solo show created by a Los Angeles-based actress named Debra Ehrhardt, is to have a Chicago run at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., beginning May 4. The mostly autobiographical piece tells of the Kingston-born Ehrhardt's...
  • Caribbean odyssey a harrowing and humorous tale

    Caribbean odyssey a harrowing and humorous tale
    "Jamaica, Farewell" a show title with a judiciously placed comma but very little in the way of a set or other trappings, is one woman's first-person story of her determination to leave the Caribbean island of her birth and find her way to a new life in...
  • Book review: 'Come to the Edge'

    Book review: 'Come to the Edge'
    The most telling moment in "Come to the Edge," Christina Haag's memoir of her love affair with John F. Kennedy Jr., comes after his death in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard. There are two memorial services, one for dignitaries and family, the other...
  • SuperHeavy mixes up Jagger rock, Marley rhythms and more

    SuperHeavy mixes up Jagger rock, Marley rhythms and more
    On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage...
  • Critic's Choice: Offbeat burgers

    Critic's Choice: Offbeat burgers
    There is no shortage of burgers in this town, whether classic or updated (you know, with truffles or bleu cheese or Parmesan crisps). But the truly offbeat burger shines in some unexpected places. Looking for a halal chicken tikka burger? A soul turkey...