Falmouth’s Cordell Simpson Gets Called to the Reggae Boyz Squad to play Nicaragua

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Falmouth’s Cordell Simpson, the Montego Bay United defender has earned his first call to the Jamaica national team for its qualifier against Nicaragua. Simpson is a former William Knibb Memorial High DaCosta Cup football player as well as Headley Cup cricketer. He was initially successful in cricket; and Simpson represented Jamaica in the sport up...

Reggae Boyz defender Michael Hector signed by Chelsea and loaned back to Reading in £4m deal

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Jamaican International Michael Hector, has been signed by Chelsea to a 5-year deal through a £4m transfer fee. The 6 feet, 4 inches centre back will unfortunately be remembered by Jamaicans for two costly errors in the recent Gold Cup final against Mexico. Those errors led to 2 Mexican goals. Hector was man enough to own up to his mistakes...

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...

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...

[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...

[Video] Dafne Schippers Defeats Elaine Thompson in 200m Women – VCB gets the bronze

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What a race?!!! it took the third and fifth fastest times of all times to separate Holland’s Dafne Schippers and Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson. In the end, Dafne Schippers on 21.63 seconds, beat Elaine Thompson on the line. Thompson was timed at a personal best 21.66 seconds. The Dutch was turning the tables on Jamaica, as...

[Videos] Danielle and Shermaine Williams (sisters) Qualify for Hurdles Final

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Jamaican sisters Danielle and Shermaine Williams both qualified for the 100 metres hurdles final with great performances. Danielle is formerly of the Queen’s School while Shermaine went to Convent of Mercy (Alpha Academy).   First, Danielle did a personal best to win semi-final 1. Danielle’s time of 12.58 is the fastest time going into the...