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Team Jamaica Bickle launches 25th year at Penn Relays


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A section of the audience at the Team Jamaica Bickle anniversary event.

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The Queens-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the organization that feeds and supports Jamaican and Caribbean athletes at the prestigious Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, on Jan. 8 launched its 25th anniversary at the Relays Carnival.

The ceremony took place at the Consulate General of Jamaica in midtown Manhattan.

In her welcoming remarks, Deputy Consul General, Lisa Bryan-Smart, heralded TJB as “a dynamic organizati­on,” lauding the brand for contributing “so much” and for doing “a remarkable job” through the years.

Bryan-Smart said sports in Jamaica is “one of the country’s…

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Caribbean Travel Marketplace to welcome Chinese buyers to Jamaica


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Matt Cooper of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (left) and Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett.

(PRESS RELEASE) – For the first time in Caribbean Travel Marketplace history, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will host a large contingent of Chinese travel buyers.

Twenty companies will join more than 1,000 delegates registered for what promises to be a dynamic edition of the event slated for this month in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Sharing the podium with Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett at a news conference in Kingston yesterday, Matt Cooper, chief marketing officer of CHTA, announced close to 60 new buyer companies – from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent &…

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Ticket website for Buju’s Jamaica concert crashes minutes after opening


The website for tickets to Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert crashed this morning minutes after it went live.

Tickets went on sale on bujubanton.com at 11 a.m. (local time) for the long-awaited Jamaican leg of the entertainer’s concert following his release from U.S. prison last month.

Caribtix.com, the linked website to which persons were redirected, was also experiencing difficulties.

Buju’s Long Walk to Freedom tour will kick-off at the National Stadium in St Andrew on March 16.

The event was launched last night at the Spanish Court Hotel in St Andrew.

Speaking at the launch, Solid Agency’s Marlon Burke said the website could handle the expected traffic.

“We have been guaranteed,” Burke said.

“Caribtix has all that they need to have in place,”…

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Jamaica to host 2019 Caribbean Cuboree



MORE that 1,200 cub scouts and their leaders will be attending the 15th Caribbean Cuboree in Ocho Rios, St Ann from July 30 to August 5. The event …
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Churches want Jamaica Gov’t to fully explain position on Venezuela


The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) says it is in search of the sustainable underlying principles and rationale underlining the government’s position regarding two matters involving Venezuela even as Kingston maintains that it had come under no external pressure in adopting its positions.

The JCC said it was seeking transparency, openness and forthrightness from the government with regards to the decision to forcibly acquire Venezuela’s 49 per cent share in the ownership of Petrojam and its vote at the recent meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) not to recognise the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro’s presidency.

“We recall the strong historic links we have shared with that nation (Venezuela) and expressions of friendship it has extended to us…

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Policeman dies in car crash in Spanish Town, Jamaica





A police constable died in a motor vehicle crash this morning on St Johns Road, Spanish Town, St Catherine.

He has been identified as Shadale Goldbourne.

The police’s Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) said the deceased policeman was attached to the Kingston Central Police Division, but was performing duties in the St Catherine North Police Division at the time of death. ​

Goldburne was killed about 2:30 a.m. when the Suzuki Swift motor car he was driving along the Spanish Town bypass crashed at the intersection with St John’s Road. The motor car reportedly crashed into a tree before coming to rest in a ditch beside the roadway.

The CCU said the JCF Chaplaincy Unit and the JCF welfare officer has made contact with the family and colleagues…

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