| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:13 PM
By Larry Fine
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is pacing himself in his comeback from hamstring problems that undercut him last year but he aims to finish on top of the world by the time the season is over.
"In 2012 I started the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 2:39 PM
After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:22 AM
When Jamaican vocalist/deejay Dennis Alcapone performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973, the Scottish emcee introduced him as, "the king of talkover music." That host seemed enthusiastic, but also looked slightly clueless on the footage of that gig....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:21 AM
When Jamaican jazz singer Myrna Hague steps onstage, she always tries to tell a story.
"I want to pass a lot of emotion, and I want the audience to get that from me. That I am not there just to be there," says Hague, also known as Jamaica's first lady...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:25 PM
If her brother had his way, Brittney Chambers would be a soccer star instead of dominating Apopka's flag football field.
"Soccer is big over there in Jamaica," Chambers said of her brother Ian, who was born and lives on the Caribbean island. "He used to...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Scientist Megan Rolf need not reinvent the wheel ("Breeding animals to stand the heat," May 5). In the 1950s, my father, Allan O.S. Keeling, developed the Jamaica Red Poll breed, along with other Jamaican cattle breeders.
His imported Red Poll beef...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:03 AM
It's Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with enchilada ideas that are also perfect for Meatless Monday. With flavors so rich and hearty, you might never guess they're vegetarian.
Hibiscus enchiladas with chipotle sauce: Jamaica flowers (of the hibiscus family)...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The 11th annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival will boast a new venue and a broad range of musical talent. The celebration Monday will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, far from its previous home in downtown West Palm Beach....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The Jamaican bobsled team just got word Saturday that it had qualified for the Winter Olympics next month. Money appeared to be a major obstacle, but now social media fundraising and a possible sponsorship have come to the rescue.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The past year has been rough for Jamaican track and field, which came under heavy scrutiny after a string of high-profile athletes failed drug tests around the time of the 2013 national championships.
On Wednesday, the Jamaicans got some good news....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:00 AM
1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va.
1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass.
1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production.
1650: Connecticut becomes second American...