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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Jamaica

Last year
# Reggae
Reggae musician Jo Mersa Marley dies aged 31
The Jamaican-born singer was Bob Marley’s grandson and Stephen Marley’s son.
# Dominant
Keary excels as Ireland storm to 46-point win over Jamaica in Rugby League World Cup
It was an emphatic victory over the competition debutants.
# Rugby League
'They're Irish. They're willing to spill blood for their country'
Ireland kick off their Rugby League World Cup campaign against Jamaica tomorrow.
# World Cup 2022
Canada beat Jamaica 4-0 to reach first World Cup in 36 years
The win sparked wild celebrations at Toronto’s 30,000-capacity BMO Field.
# detour
Raheem Sterling to travel to Jamaica ahead of England link-up
The Man City star has accepted a royal invite.
# Protests
British royals to face protests and call for slavery reparations in Jamaica
It is thought a demonstration will be staged outside the British High Commission in Kingston on Tuesday.
# Feel Da Rhythm
Jamaica's bobsleigh crew honoured to carry on 'Cool Runnings' legacy at Winter Olympics
Jamaica will have a four-man crew racing at the Winter Olympics for the first time since 1988.
All time
# Cuba
Tremors felt as far as US mainland after major 7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Caribbean
An initial tsunami warning following the earthquake was lifted.
# samba smiles
Cristiane hits hat-trick as Brazil ease past Jamaica in World Cup opener
The 34-year-old becomes the oldest player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup.
# Man at Work
Jamaica chief tips Bolt for call-up if he adds 'flair' to his game
Jamaica could give Usain Bolt an international call-up, but their Football Federation’s president wants to see improvements.
# bounce bounce
Andy Keogh says Usain Bolt's first touch is 'like a trampoline' after arrival in Australia
The Ireland striker said the Olympic gold medalist’s presence in the A-League was ‘like a kick in the teeth’.
# Reggae boy
Ex-Man Utd and England U21 midfielder Ravel Morrison to declare for Jamaica
It seems the 25-year-old will be a Jamaican international shortly, despite playing for England at youth level.
# turmoil
Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home
Not ideal preparation for the Olympics.
# Jamaica
The son of the world's new oldest person has died aged 97
Jamaican Violet Brown (117) is now the world’s oldest person after the death of Italian Emma Morano.
# Speed Queen
12-year-old Jamaican hailed as the next Usain Bolt after record sprint goes viral
Brianna Lyston – remember the name.
# Category Four storm
PICTURES: Thousands flee as Hurricane Matthew slams into Haiti
In nearby Jamaica, officials said the army and military reserves were called up to help deal with hurricane damage.
# Legend
'Triple-triple!' History-maker Usain Bolt bows out of the Olympics in style
Japan’s quartet took a surprise silver in 37.60sec while Canada claimed bronze.
# Genius
'There's been nobody since Muhammad Ali who's got remotely near to what this guy has done'
IAAF president Sebastian Coe is a big fan of Usain Bolt.
# all partied out
Wes Morgan too tired from Leicester's title celebrations to line out for Jamaica
The weary centre-back will miss his country’s opening game of the Copa America.
# more to do
Doping remains firmly in the spotlight despite Beijing fireworks
There’s a lot to ponder for the new IAAF president ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.
# Worlds
Watch: Usain Bolt wins third gold medal in 4x100m relay, Great Britain and USA botch handovers
Bolt lead Jamaica to victory in a time of 37.36 seconds.
# Athletics
'Every single performance would have a question mark over it if Bolt ever tests positive'
We spoke to The Bolt Supremacy author Richard Moore.
# Reaction
Bolt accepts importance of victory over Gatlin
“It definitely means a lot; I’ve been struggling all season to figure what the problem was.”
# Life's a beach
Dreaming of this? Soon you can fly direct to Mexico and Jamaica*
*But you’ll have to wait until next summer, soz.
# morto
Did you see Obama being the most embarrassing dad ever?
Can’t bring him anywhere.
# run this town
The Queen is set to lose this Barbadian paradise from her vast realm
The PM of Barbados says leaders ‘should only be able to stay as long as you want them to stay’
# ganja
Jamaica has legalised 'ganja' (no, it wasn't always legit)
Only small amounts of weed will be permitted under new laws.
# Your Say
Poll: Have your views on cannabis legalisation changed?
A number of countries have decriminalised cannabis in the past year.
# Superstar
'It's always great to have fun with the fans' - Bolt praises Commonwealth Games
The Jamaican helped his country to gold in the 100m relay last night.
# Superstar
Bolt makes long-awaited comeback in front of raucous Glasgow crowd
The Jamaican sprinter anchored his country into the final of the 100m relay.
Opinion: Following the money – Irish slave owners in the time of abolition
What happened to slave owners in Ireland after slavery was abolished? They were handsomely compensated.
# Athletics
Warren Weir forced to settle for 200-metre silver at Jamaican Championships
The Championships took place under cloud as this year’s doping controversies refused to go away.
# ganja
Marijuana could soon be decriminalised in Jamaica
The move was motivated by a need to reduce burdens on the court system.
# The Lionfish
Jamaica is still trying to get rid of the invasive lionfish that is eating everything in the sea
The candy-striped lionfish has a mane of venomous spines….but people are being encouraged to eat it.
# drugs in sport
Asafa Powell given 18-month doping ban, says punishment is 'unjust and unfair'
The Jamaican sprint star tested positive for oxilophrine last year.
# Review
Winter Olympic Village: Day Ten
There was disappointment for the Jamaican bobsleigh team among other events in Sochi today.
# source material
'We were very serious': Original 'Cool Runnings' coach still proud of Jamaican journey in '88
John Candy played coach Irv Blitzer in the movie, but George Fitch is the real deal.
# request
The Jamaica bobsleigh team have had to tell people to stop sending them cash
Pilot Winston Watts said that the Internet campaign to fund their trip had been a great success
# not cool
Speedbump: Jamaican bobsled team vow to fight on despite luggage loss
‘Helmets, spikes, lycra suits, everything is somewhere between JFK and Sochi.’
# Winter Olympics
€22,000 in Dogecoin raised in a day to help the Jamaican bobsleigh team
More than 26 million Dogecoins have been donated to the cause in the space of a few hours.