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October 17, 2018 5:00 AM Charlemont hunt daCosta win at Drax Hall

Michael Israel, coach of Charlemont High, is hoping his boys will take confidence from their victory over Browns Town in the preseason into their ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup second round encounter this afternoon at the Drax Hall Sports Complex in St Ann. Darkhorses Charlemont who are reaching the second round of the competition for the first time in over a decade

October 17, 2018 3:33 AM Canada primed for ganja legalisation

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Pot stores across much of Canada were poised to throw open their doors Wednesday as the sale and recreational use of cannabis is made legal for the first time by a major Western country. Stores in St John's, capital of eastern Canada's Newfoundland province, will be the first to open their doors to pot enthusiasts as of 12:01 am local

October 15, 2018 5:00 AM Statue unveiled to honour multiple Olympic champion

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce's determination has been immortalised by a statue in Statue Park at Independence Park. The statue was unveiled yesterday by Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and sculptor Basil Watson. "The statue of Fraser-Pryce raising her fist in celebration represents the diminutive sprinter's determination 1

October 13, 2018 2:00 PM 'Not pretty enough for a pop star' ... Lady Gaga faced roadblocks early in career

Lady Gaga was told she wasn't "pretty enough for a pop star" early on in her career. One of the Poker Face singer's old friends Brendan Jay Sullivan - who knew her in New York City before she became a global music icon - has compared her real life journey to her A Star Is Born alter ego Ally. Speaking to PEOPLE magazine, he said: "She was struggling 9

October 13, 2018 5:00 AM Grace Jones to enter OJ ranks on Monday

The nation's fifth-highest honour will be conferred on Grace Jones at King's House on Monday. The Jamaica-born international superstar is among four persons who will become a member of the Order of Jamaica (OJ). Godfrey Dyer will also be conferred with an OJ for contribution in the field of tourism; Earl Jarrett for exceptional contribution to the banking 10

October 13, 2018 4:49 AM Holy Trinity's Anderson welcomes new ISSA regulations

The new regulations allow Manning Cup and daCosta Cup teams to have no more than three student athletes who have moved from another school on their roster. Anderson, who has led Holy Trinity to the Manning Cup semi-finals in both 2016 and 2017, commented: "It must be good for schools like ours. Schools like Holy Trinity invest time and effort in building 12

October 13, 2018 4:49 AM My coach is a perfectionist

Dominating discus thrower Fedrick Dacres has described his coach Julian Robinson as a perfectionist. Speaking to the IAAF in an interview that appeared on October 11, the 24-year-old Dacres says that Robinson has taught him every aspect of the event and how to put it all together. In the interview, which forms part of the IAAF's Why I Love Throwing series 8

October 13, 2018 3:07 AM Scorpions maintain perfect record in 2018 Regional Super 50

The Jamaica Scorpions have made it four from four the regional Super 50 competition after a seven wicket victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Friday at the Three W's Oval in Barbados. After being sent into bat, the Hurricanes were restricted to 214-9 from their 50 overs with former Scorpions player Devon Thomas top-scoring with 71. Derval Green 7

October 8, 2018 2:00 PM Slughed collabs with Turbulence

Fast-rising reggae artiste Slughed, is set on making his breakthrough in the music industry. He has been getting plenty of attention with the release of his new single, Nuh Surprises, featuring dancehall/reggae hitmaker Turbulence. The single was produced by Slughed, who is also a producer, under his new record label, Real Roots Records. Nuh Surprises

October 7, 2018 8:04 PM Vatican defends pope against ‘blasphemous’ cover-up claims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke today of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were a “blasphemous” political hit job. Six weeks after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano threw the papacy into turmoil over his claims about ex-Cardinal 5