Posts Tagged with "Jamaica"

Canadian-born Jamaican receives World Cup Young Player Award

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Canadian-born Jamaican receives World Cup Young Player Award

FIFA’s Technical Study Group adjudged 19-year-old Canadian-born Jamaican footballer, Kadeisha Buchanan, as the Hyundai Young Player of recently concluded Women’s World Cup tournament in Canada. Not surprising, since the Canadian defender had previously received positive assessments regarding her defensive skill set from the group, following her U-17 and U-20 outings. She is the second recipient […]

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35 million pounds ‘Sterling'; Raheem ranked Europe’s U-21 MVP

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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35 million pounds ‘Sterling'; Raheem ranked Europe’s U-21 MVP

According to a Soccerex study, Jamaican-born, England national Raheem Sterling is the most valuable player under 21 in Europe. Twenty-year-old Sterling, who boasts more than a dozen caps for England, has previously been shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year on two occasions. Soccerex put the striker atop their list with […]

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Jamaica’s ice hockey team shines in Canada

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Jamaica’s ice hockey team shines in Canada

The Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation (JOIHF) is arduously building an ice hockey team to represent Jamaica in the upcoming winter games. The dream was set into motion over the July 4th weekend, when a team of players – hand-picked from among 2014 summer tryouts – made it all the way to the finals of […]

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Shameik Moore: Dope Jamaican

Sunday, June 21, 2015

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Shameik Moore: Dope Jamaican

According to Vanity Fair’s July 2015 issue, 20-year-old singer, dancer and actor Shameik Moore’s breakout performance in the Sundance hit Dope is “reminiscent of Tom Cruise’s in Risky Business”. The buzz surrounding the film has also landed Moore a spot on Indiewire’s list of “The 12 Major Breakouts of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival”. Dope, […]

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Tessanne for Red Dress Awards

Sunday, February 8, 2015

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Tessanne for Red Dress Awards

Jamaican songbird and Season 5 winner of NBC’s “The Voice”, Tessanne Chin, is billed to share stage with the legendary Elvis Costello, All That! and The Broadway Boys at the 12th annual Red Dress Awards. The ceremony will be held on February 10 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York […]

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Behind The Mic: Yung J.R. ‘Starts The Movement’

Friday, February 6, 2015

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Behind The Mic: Yung J.R. ‘Starts The Movement’

Pree Jamaica goes Behind The Mic with the deft, non-conforming, perceptive, self-reliant Yung J.R. The recording artiste and sometimes-musician is set to release a host of music this year – commencing with the aptly titled “Start The Movement” EP. Yung J.R. is among the talented Reid brothers – sons of one of Jamaica’s iconic vocalists, […]

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MoBay-born actress to appear on Criminal Minds

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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MoBay-born actress to appear on Criminal Minds

Jamaican actress, writer and film director Shauna Chin is schedule to make an appearance, tonight at 9 pm, in the widely popular CBS police drama Criminal Minds – season 10, episode 14: Hero Worship. She will, for a brief time, play a doctor in the series which boasts fan-favourite Shemar Moore on their roster. Below […]

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Jamaican Patrick Chung secures Super Bowl glory

Monday, February 2, 2015

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Jamaican Patrick Chung secures Super Bowl glory

Patrick Chung, the Jamaican-born strong safety for the New England Patriots, is now a proud of owner of a Super Bowl championship ring after helping his team achieve a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. The 5-11, 210-pound athlete, who […]

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Jamaican-born actor Lyriq Bent enjoys 1.7 million for ‘Negroes’

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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Jamaican-born actor Lyriq Bent enjoys 1.7 million for ‘Negroes’

Jamaican-born, Canadian actor Lyriq Bent stars in the television adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s award-winning work of fiction – The Book of Negroes. The novel, which only uses this thought-provoking title in Canada, is published as Someone Knows My Name in Australia, New Zealand and the US. The book was adapted for a mini-series which premiered […]

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Samuels savours ton against South Africa

Tuesday, December 30, 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

Sunday, December 28, 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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Faster immigration service at local airports

Tuesday, December 16, 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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