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Jamaica: Island country in the Caribbean Sea
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola ; the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands lies some 215 kilometres (134 mi) to the north-west.


U.S. Secretary of State cautions nations against taking 'easy money' from China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a visit to Jamaica on Wednesday cautioned nations against taking "easy money" from China, warning it could be counterproductive.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States is not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom after some governments voiced discontent that only certain countries had been..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Jamaica

Miss World 2019 says beauty pageants still have value [Video]Miss World 2019 says beauty pageants still have value

The latest winner of the Miss World, Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh, says she wants to use her award to work for sustainable change for women.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:58Published

Miss World 2019 winner on sustainable change - and eating cake [Video]Miss World 2019 winner on sustainable change - and eating cake

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday (December 14) and said she wanted to use her title to work for "sustainable change" for women and their children. Asked about the

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Miss Jamaica is crowned 'Miss World 2019' [Video]Miss Jamaica is crowned 'Miss World 2019'

PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING WITH ON-SCREEN COURTESY Miss Jamaica was crowned 'Miss World 2019' on Saturday (December 14). 23 year-old graduate of Florida State University Toni-Ann Singh, who sang a version

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

With 'No Time to Die,' Daniel Craig's license as James Bond expires [Video]With 'No Time to Die,' Daniel Craig's license as James Bond expires

In the latest James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," Daniel Craig dons the famed tuxedo of the iconic British secret agent 007 for his fifth and final time. The actor, cast and crew of the highly

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Full trailer for new Bond film 'No Time to Die' is released [Video]Full trailer for new Bond film 'No Time to Die' is released

The first full trailer for the upcoming James Bond film "No Time to Die" was released on Wednesday (4 December). The 25th Bond film sees Daniel Craig reprise his role of secret agent 007 for the fifth

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published


'A billion pounds can't buy back my happiness'

Chiplyn Burton was denied entry back into the UK after a trip to Jamaica in the 1970s.
BBC News - Published

Miley Cyrus settles $300M lawsuit claiming she stole 'We Can't Stop'

miley cyrus settles $300m lawsuit claiming she stole 'we can't stop'
NEW YORK — Miley Cyrus has settled a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit by a Jamaican songwriter who accused the pop star of stealing her 2013 smash “We Can’t Stop” from a similar song..
WorldNews - Published

New Year Honours 2020: 'Extraordinary' nurse becomes MBE

Paulette Bolton emigrated from Jamaica and taught herself to read English using dictionaries.
BBC News - Published

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce plans Tokyo Olympics 100m & 200m sprint double

Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will also run in the 200m when she defends her Olympic 100m title in Tokyo next year.
BBC News - Published

Black Women Now Hold Crowns in 5 Major Beauty Pageants

Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica won the Miss World pageant on Saturday. Black women also hold the 2019 crowns of Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Universe. - Published

Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World 2019

Toni-Ann Singh was given the title on Saturday's event in ExCel London.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Jamaican wins Miss World title, says will work for sustainable change

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work for "sustainable change" for women and their children.
Reuters - Published

On Day 1 as CJI, Justice Bobde shares dais with senior judges of Jamaica, Bhutan

IndiaTimes - Published

CJI Bobde congratulated by Bar leaders; shares dais with senior judges of Jamaica, Bhutan

Justice Bobde, 63, was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday. He was congratulated by Bar leaders on being appointed as the 47th head of the Indian judiciary. The CJI,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Australian runner abandoned as a baby now face of competition for athletes with a disability

Alberto Campbell-Staines was orphaned in Jamaica when he was just three months old and suffered malnutrition as a child, leading to brain damage. After being adopted by an Australian couple, he is now..
SBS - Published

World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher Smith helps Great Britain to women's 4x100m silver

Dina Asher-Smith wins her third medal of the World Championships as Great Britain take silver behind Jamaica in the 4x100m relay.
BBC News - Published

World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith claims silver as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m

Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith claims an historic silver medal in the women's 100m as Jamaica's Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold at the World Athletics Championships.
BBC News - Published

World championships without Usain Bolt "feel weird," says Justin Gatlin

world championships without usain bolt feel weird, says justin gatlin
DOHA: The absence of Jamaican great Usain Bolt from the world athletics championships for the first time in 16 years is being felt in the 100m sprint but paves the way for new faces to make their mark,..
WorldNews - Published

'My son gives me extra motivation' - Fraser-Pryce on how motherhood keeps her relaxed as she aims for more golds

Jamaican sprint superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on how motherhood and her passion for hair keep her relaxed as she aims to add to her seven world titles.
BBC News - Published

AP series: Jamaica corals come back from the brink

A dedicated band of Jamaicans are rescuing coral reefs, showing nature can heal. Introducing “What Can Be Saved?,” a new weekly AP series spotlighting heroic efforts to restore a world threatened.. - Published

Battling for survival on the frontier of climate change

How farmers in Jamaica are using smart technology to cope with more unpredictable weather patterns.
BBC News - Published

No reports of Jamaican deaths in Bahamas

no reports of jamaican deaths in bahamas
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there has been no report of deaths of Jamaicans, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. "The latest information is that 31 Jamaicans have...
WorldNews - Published

Brussels Diamond League: Dina Asher-Smith runs season's best to win 100m

Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith posts a season's best time over 100m to beat Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the Diamond League Final in Brussels.
BBC News - Published

He was jailed 82 days for carrying honey in an airport – not meth

The Maryland man was simply trying to bring back honey from his favorite roadside stand in Jamaica, but a drug-sniffing dog alerted to his bag. - Published

"They Messed Up My Life": Man Who Was Jailed For Bringing Honey To US

they messed up my life: man who was jailed for bringing honey to us
Leon Haughton likes honey in his tea. Which is why during his Christmas visit to relatives in Jamaica, he made his regular stop and bought three bottles from a favorite roadside stand before heading.....
WorldNews - Published

Usain Bolt's 200m world record 10 years on - 'You've got to be kidding me!'

A look back as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt breaks the 200m world record at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on 20 August 2009.
BBC News - Published

Home Office Spent A Quarter Of A Million Pounds On Deportation Flights That Never Departed From The Airport

home office spent a quarter of a million pounds on deportation flights that never departed from the airport
The Guardian revealed the Home Office spent £268,000 on charter flights to deport people over the last three months, even though none of the planes actually left the United Kingdom. Nearly 2,000 of..
WorldNews - Published

State Department stops publishing data on crimes against Americans in Jamaica – but why?

For the first time in seven years, the State Department has stopped publishing crime stats involving U.S. tourists in Jamaica. But it won't say why. - Published

New York businesswoman and Jamaican immigrant Scherie Murray launches campaign to unseat Ocasio-Cortez

"There’s a crisis in Queens and it’s called AOC," said Scherie Murray, a Republican businesswoman who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez in 2020. - Published

Olympics: Sprint legend Usain Bolt expecting high-voltage games in Tokyo

olympics: sprint legend usain bolt expecting high-voltage games in tokyo
Approaching one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, double individual world record holder and now-retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt said he is thrilled to be coming to Japan for the sporting..
WorldNews - Published

Netball World Cup 2019 Highlights: England beat Jamaica

Watch highlights as England beat world number two side Jamaica 56-48 at Liverpool Arena.
BBC News - Published

He smuggled undocumented immigrants to the US through the Bahamas. Now, 21 years in prison

A Jamaican man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison in the United States for running a human smuggling operation. - Published

Woman Required to Cover Up on American Airlines Flight Says Race Was a Factor

Dr. Tisha Rowe was about to fly from Jamaica to Miami when a flight attendant briefly removed her from the plane because of her romper, she said. - Published

Pulisic leads US to 3-1 Gold Cup semifinal win over Jamaica

Pulisic scores twice in second half as US beats Jamaica 3-1 in Gold Cup semifinal - Published

Gold Cup: US beat Jamaica to reach final after 90-minute delay for lightning

Chelsea's new £58m forward Christian Pulisic scores twice to send the United States through to the Gold Cup final, in a game stopped for 90 minutes because of lightning.
BBC News - Published

US defeats Jamaica to reach Gold Cup final against old foe Mexico

Christian Pulisic scored twice in the second half to help the U.S. defeat Jamaica 3-1 and set up a Gold Cup final against rival Mexico. - Published

Sean Paul: 'Language barrier' a problem for dancehall artists

The star says people finding patois hard to understand impacts the success of Jamaican musicians.
BBC News - Published

Democrats defend Kamala Harris after "racist" tweet

The Democratic presidential candidates are in a highly-competitive race -- but many of them are defending Sen. Kamala Harris after Donald Trump Jr. Retweeted a conservative commentator who said that..
CBS News - Published

Donald Trump Jr. Shares, Then Deletes, a Tweet Questioning Kamala Harris’s Race

But the original tweet that questioned the racial background of a presidential candidate of Indian and Jamaican descent had already gone far and wide. - Published

Sam Kerr: Chelsea interested in Australia striker

sam kerr: chelsea interested in australia striker
Chelsea are interested in signing Australia captain Sam Kerr, who lit up the World Cup with four goals against Jamaica.
BBC News - Published

'I actually wanted more': Praise for Sam Kerr's four-goal performance in Matildas' win against Jamaica

Jamaican coach Hue Menzies has joined others praising Australian Sam Kerr's virtuoso four-goal game, saying he rates her the best player in the world.
SBS - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: All the goals as Marta makes history, Kerr hits four & Jamaica celebrate

women's world cup 2019: all the goals as marta makes history, kerr hits four & jamaica celebrate
Watch all the best bits from day 12 of the Women's World Cup featuring Marta's history-making goal and incredible scenes after Jamaica score their first ever World Cup goal.
BBC News - Published

Incredible Kerr scores four to send Matildas through to World Cup last 16

The sensational Sam Kerr has become the first Australian to score a World Cup hat-trick, firing four goals in a 4-1 rout of Jamaica to send the Matildas into the knockout rounds.
SBS - Published

Kerr hits four as Australia crushes Jamaica

kerr hits four as australia crushes jamaica
Sam Kerr scores four goals and becomes the Women's World Cup joint-top scorer as Australia beat spirited Jamaica to reach the Women's World Cup last 16.
BBC News - Published

Sam Kerr makes history as Matildas defeat Jamaica 4-1 at Women’s World Cup

Sam Kerr has produced one of Australia's most extraordinary solo performances at a World Cup with a four-goal haul to defeat Jamaica.
SBS - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: Havana Solaun scores Jamaica’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal

women's world cup 2019: havana solaun scores jamaica’s first ever women’s world cup goal
Havana Solaun scores Jamaica’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal in their final group game of the 2019 tournament.
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: Sam Kerr heads in Australia’s opener against Jamaica

women's world cup 2019: sam kerr heads in australia’s opener against jamaica
Sam Kerr gives Australia the lead with an “excellent header” against Jamaica in their final group game Women’s World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup: Italy thrash Jamaica to reach last 16

women's world cup: italy thrash jamaica to reach last 16
Cristiana Girelli's hat-trick and Aurora Galli's stunning strike helps Italy book their place in the Women's World Cup last 16 with victory over Jamaica.
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: VAR gives both a penalty and a retake for Italy against Jamaica

women's world cup 2019: var gives both a penalty and a retake for italy against jamaica
Cristiana Girelli puts Italy ahead from the spot at the second attempt as VAR intervenes not only to award the penalty but a retake as well against Jamaica.
BBC News - Published

How Bob Marley's daughter got Jamaica to the Women's World Cup

Just a few years ago the island nation didn't even have a women's soccer team — then the daughter of the country's most famous musician stepped in
CBS News - Published

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Updates: Brazil dominates Jamaica

Sunday featured three games from Group C and Group D in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
CBS News - Published

Brazil Women 3-0 Jamaica Women

brazil women 3-0 jamaica women
Veteran Brazil striker Cristiane scores the first hat-trick of the 2019 Women's World Cup as Jamaica's debut at the tournament ends in defeat in Grenoble.
BBC News - Published

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