Jamaica seeks World Heritage status for reggae

World Nov 21, 2018

Jamaica seeks World Heritage status for reggae

Jamaica is bidding to have reggae music admitted to a list of global cultural treasures worthy of protection, the U.N.'s cultural agency UNESCO announced on Tuesday. Paris-based UNESCO keeps a list of so-called intangible heritage found around the globe, which groups together traditional cultural practices ...

117-year-old Jamaican woman likely the oldest person in the world

World Apr 18, 2017

117-year-old Jamaican woman likely the oldest person in the world

Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken and celebrated her 117th birthday last month. On Saturday, she is believed to have become the world's oldest living ...

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

More Sports / Track & Field Jan 26, 2017

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic rules state ...

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

More Sports / Track & Field Jul 3, 2016

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

It's a sport built on speed, and at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday, sprinters wasted no time drawing conclusions about Usain Bolt's summertime itinerary. The consensus: He'll be in Rio. For the second straight day, the Jamaican sprinter's hamstring was Topic No. 1 ...

Mexico defeats Jamica to reach Copa America quarterfinals

Soccer Jun 10, 2016

Mexico defeats Jamica to reach Copa America quarterfinals

When Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez headed home an early goal for Mexico, he set off a seismic celebration at a Rose Bowl packed to bursting with green-clad fans. He also sent Copa America's other home team rolling toward the next round. Chicharito scored on a first-half header, ...

More Sports / Track & Field Jun 4, 2016

Jamaican sprinter Carter fails 2008 doping re-test

Jamaican Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Nesta Carter has returned a doping violation for a banned stimulant after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Games, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters. The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) said in a statement on ...