LIME Has Been Officially Rebranded In Jamaica As Flow

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Just like that. All LIME tweets were removed overnight to signal the official rebranding of LIME Jamaica to Flow Jamaica. On March 31, 2015, it was announced that the LIME/Flow merger was complete. The old LIME (Cable and Wireless) had merged with the new cable/broadband/home phone company. LIME is an acronym for Landline, Internet. Mobile...

PNP’s NEC Member Arrested And Charged – MOCA Operation

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From The Gleaner: Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer Fraud charges have been laid against an engineer who is a member of the People’s National Party (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) and a quantity surveyor in yet another predawn operation conducted by operatives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday. The NEC member, 58-year-old...

Should We Rename Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium in Honor of Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce?

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Usain Bolt Statue As our athletes continued their remarkable performances ath the 15th IAAF World Championships, locals were trying to find ways to honor our two most successful athletes. Falmouth Mayor Garth Wilkinson was the first to suggest erecting a statue of Usain Bolt in Trelawny, and more specifically, Falmouth, where he was born. Rename...

Holland High Students and Teachers continue impressive performances in CSEC and CAPE Exams

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Holland High School Passes Holland High School celebrated their 10th anniversary at the Falmouth United (Kirk) Church. Now approaching its 11th year, the school has been achieving unusual success for a non-traditional schools. This relatively new school located on Carib Road in Zion (Martha Brae), has quietly been getting some excellent passes in the CSEC and...

Jamaica Finishes Second in 15th IAAF World Championships Medal Table

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Jamaica finished second in the medals table of the 15th IAAF World Championships that ended today. The small Caribbean island of approximately 2.8 million, finished on 7 gold medals, the same as champions Kenya. Ironically, Kenya’s capital Nairobi, with its 2009 population of 3.138 million, has more people than the entire island of Jamaica. Behind...

[Video] Jamaica Upset USA to win Women’s 4x400m Gold in World Championships 2015

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Jamaica defeated a star-studded American team in the final of the Women’s 4x400m relay to make it 3 victories out of 3 relays run so far. The US team was lauded before the race as the favorite and one of the best 4x400m women’s quartet ever assembled. Sanya Richards-Ross (Olympic Champion) ran the lead off...

[Video] Jamaica’s 4x100M Women’s team screaming when the men won 4x100M gold

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The Jamaica’s women’s team had just run a national record and the second fastest time in history, to win the 4x100M relay at the 15th IAAF World Championships. The Jamaican gold medal girls turned into cheerleaders during the men’s 4x100M relay. The video below gives a behind the scene look at the emotional cheering and...

Severe Weather Alert (Lots of Rain) forecast for Saturday from Tropical Storm Erika

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Jamaica is in the midst of its biggest drought in years, but the country should breathe a sigh of relief, as Tropical Storm Erika is expected to bring 24-36 hours of rain, starting on Saturday. Erika has left a trail of destruction, including 20 reported dead (so far) in Dominica. Good for Jamaica though, it...

[Video] Hansel Parchment Snatches Silver for Jamaica in 110 metres Hurdles

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It was a Russian upset in the Men’s 100 metres hurdles. Sergey Shubenkov went under 13 seconds for the first time when he won the event at the IAAF 15th World Championships. Shubenkov was timed in a new Russian national record of 12.98 seconds. For Jamaica, there was a surprise silver medal, as Hansel Parchment...

[Video] Danielle Williams Wins Gold for Jamaica in the Women’s 100 metres Hurdles

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22-year old Danielle Williams won the Women’s 100 metres Hurdles at the 15th IAAF World Championships. Danielle ran a personal best of 12.57 clipping 0.01 seconds off the time she set in the semi-final. Her sister Shermaine was 7th in 12.97. Cindy Roleder of Germany was a close second in a personal best of 12.59 and...