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May 23, 2018 8:01 AM Unemployment continues to decline

Jamaica's unemployment rate continued its downward trend to record 3.1 percentage points, lower than the rate recorded in January 2017. Data provided by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) for the month of January 2018 showed that Jamaica's unemployment rate was 9.6 per cent, the lowest unemployment rate recorded since October 2007. The number 1

May 17, 2018 4:14 AM Canada cuts Jamaica's lead in Contender Series

Jamaica is now holding a slender 4-3 lead over Canada in the 2018 Wray and Nephew Contender Series for the welterweight title following the seventh preliminary fight on Wednesday night at the Chinese Benevolent Association headquarters. Jamaican debutant Sean-Antonie Johnson suffered a 4th round TKO loss to Canada’s Ricardo ‘Magic Man’ Salas after referee 5

May 16, 2018 2:00 PM Spice claps back at fellow reality TV star

Dancehall's leading lady, Spice continues to heat things up on US reality series 'Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta'. In the latest saga, fellow cast mate Tommie Lee called out Spice for making her look like a liar. In the most recent episode of the show, Spice goes in on Tommie for turning up late for a studio session they were both supposed to be a part of because 4

May 15, 2018 5:40 AM McPherson highlights All Comers meet

2018 Commonwealth Games 400m bronze medalist Stephanie-Ann McPherson was one of the highlights at the JAAA All Comers meet at the National Stadium on Sunday, as she won the women's 200m in a time of 23.53 seconds. Anastasia Leroy who won silver in the 400m at the Commonwealth Games, finished second in 24.02. In the men’s equivalent, quarter-miler Demish 5

May 15, 2018 5:00 AM Allen dedicates win to his mother

Following his outstanding achievement on Sunday's final day of competition of the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Outdoor Championships on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, the University of Auburn sophomore, Nathon Allen, who won the Men's 400 metres in a school record 44.28 seconds, has dedicated the win to his mother. The winning 7

May 14, 2018 5:00 AM Cleric al-Sadr leads in early vote results

Iraq's electoral commission says influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance is the early front-runner in national elections, with official results in from just over half of the country's provinces. The announcement Sunday night comes a day after polls closed across Iraq. The results are from 10 of the country's 19 provinces, including Baghdad 8

May 13, 2018 5:19 AM McAnuff finds Big Brother in France

Big Brother, the second album by roots-reggae singer Winston McAnuff and French musician Fixi, was released on May 3 by Chapter Two Records. The title song, a Latin dance number, is also out. McAnuff and Fixi (real name Francois-Xavier Bossard) have known each other for nearly 15 years, but began collaborating in 2013 on the EP, Garden of Love. That year, their 6

May 13, 2018 5:00 AM 10-year-old swimmer hopes to break world records like idol, Alia Atkinson

After smashing the 50 metres breaststroke record by four seconds at the Burger King/Popeyes Swim Championships yesterday, 10-year-old Christanya Shirley said that she hopes to break world records like her idol, Alia Atkinson, one day. Shirley, representing Wolmer's Preparatory School, touched the wall in 39.20 seconds to erase Jada Newell's five-year-old 4

May 12, 2018 1:03 PM McLeod leads strong Jamaican showing in Shanghai

World and Olympic 110m hurdles champion, Omar McLeod, dropped a world-leading 13.16 seconds, to secure his third straight win at the Shanghai Diamond League, on Saturday at the Shanghai Stadium. The other Jamaicans, Commonwealth champion Ronald Levy, 13.33, and Hansle Parchment, 13.44, finished fourth and fifth respectively. Commonwealth champion Janieve 7

May 12, 2018 5:00 AM Jamaicans hunt Shanghai glory

Jamaica will be well represented at the second leg of the IAAF Diamond League today in Shanghai with 11 Jamaicans set to compete, led by Olympic Games and World 110m hurdles champion, Omar McLeod. McLeod, who pulled out of the 200 metres at last week's Doha Meet, will led a trio of Jamaicans in the sprint hurdles event and will be looking to get near the fast 12.98 seconds 2