Archive | December, 2014

Samuels savours ton against South Africa

30 December 2014

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Samuels savours ton against South Africa

West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels expressed his elation over scoring a brilliant, match-saving 101 against the number one test team, South Africa, on the fourth day of the second Test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on December 29. Sharing in a record 176-run stand with fellow centurion Kraigg Braithwaite (106), Samuels […]

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Brown aims for Top 50 in 2015

28 December 2014

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Brown aims for Top 50 in 2015

German-Jamaican tennis player Dustin “Dreddy” Brown has his sights firmly set on breaking into the ATP World Tour‘s Top 50 in 2015 and advancing to the second week of a major for the first time in his career. Brown, who finished the best season of his career with a ranking of 89 in 2014, disclosed his […]

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Pree Picks: TOP5 of the year + Christmas cheer

24 December 2014

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Pree Picks: TOP5 of the year + Christmas cheer

There’s never a dull moment in Jamaica, and 2014 has proven to be no exception. The year has been punctuated by several significant and high-profile issues and events, and depending on the side of history they fall on, many of them will continue to stir debate or inspire national pride well into the New Year and beyond. Pree Jamaica […]

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Faster immigration service at local airports

16 December 2014

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Faster immigration service at local airports

This month, an estimated 23,000 travellers using the 15 newly installed automated border control (ABC) kiosks will each experience immigration processing time of less than 60 seconds at the island’s two leading airports. With these kiosks now in operation in the busy winter tourist and festive holiday seasons, Jamaica has become the first country in […]

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Jamaican golfer Wesley Brown registers world ranking

16 December 2014

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Jamaican golfer Wesley Brown registers world ranking

Jamaican golfer Wesley Brown is now ranked 1548th in the world. According to Official World Golf Ranking rules, Brown had to court consistency to accumulate the required points over a two-year period in order to enter the ranking. In August of this year, Brown helped himself to two National Golf Association (NGA) tournament titles in […]

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‘We want the Bob Marley ice cream too’

13 December 2014

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‘We want the Bob Marley ice cream too’

Earlier this year, Ben & Jerry’s launched a new Bob Marley-theme ice cream flavour named Satisfy My Bowl. Brilliant, right?! Not so, say American fans who will not get the opportunity to sample the delectable treat – since the special edition ice cream is only available in the UK. The fans were so moved they […]

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Jamaican authors vie for int’l literary award

12 December 2014

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Jamaican authors vie for int’l literary award

A-dZiko Simba Gegele’s debut novel “All Over Again” (Blouse and Skirt Books, 2013) and Kerry Young’s sophomore opus “Gloria” (Bloomsbury, 2013) have made the initial cut for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. The two Jamaican writers are among the 142 […]

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Jeneil lands major cosmetic campaign

9 December 2014

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Jeneil lands major cosmetic campaign

Jamaican supermodel Jeneil Williams made history this week by shooting the L’Oreal Infallible campaign in Paris, in the process becoming the first Caribbean model to land a global cosmetics campaign for a major brand. This remarkable achievement is the latest highlight in a glittering eight-year career that has included covers for Vogue, I-D and Love, […]

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2015 Grammy Noms: Reggae Category

6 December 2014

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2015 Grammy Noms: Reggae Category

The 2015 Grammy nominations are out!  Here are some factoids as well as the nominees: 1985: Black Uhuru received the first-ever Reggae Grammy Award. 1992: The name of the award was changed to Best Reggae Album. 2002: Awards were frequently presented to the engineers, mixers, and/or producers in addition to the performing artistes. 2010: Eligible works are […]

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Jamaican Alia Atkinson: first black woman to win world swim title

6 December 2014

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Jamaican Alia Atkinson: first black woman to win world swim title

Earlier today, Jamaican Alia Atkinson (@AliAtki) swam into the history books. Atkinson became the first black woman – and first Jamaican swimmer male or female – to win a world title in the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) era. #460051398 / gettyimages.com   #460051988 / gettyimages.com   #460054330 / gettyimages.com Atkinson won the 100m breaststroke […]

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Behind the Mic with Marcy Chin

2 December 2014

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Behind the Mic with Marcy Chin

Pree Jamaica goes Behind The Mic with sultry recording artiste and Garveyite Marcy Chin . Fresh off a successful multi-city European tour with the ‘Bada Bada Gang’ #BBG, the entertainer has released the ‘Baddest MC’ promo mixtape with seasoned performing and producing trio Ward 21. What was your first recorded track? My first professionally recorded track […]

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Miss Jamaica World Model 2014 eyes ‘Caraibes’ title

1 December 2014

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Miss Jamaica World Model 2014 eyes ‘Caraibes’ title

Twenty-two-year-old Regina Harding will represent Jamaica in the 2014 staging of the Miss Caraibes Hibiscus pageant. Harding achieved top-3 and top-12 finishes in the Miss Jamaica World Cornwall 2014 and Miss Jamaica World pageants, respectively. In the latter, she strutted pass competition to cop the title of Miss Jamaica World Model 2014. Harding – armed […]

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