Jamaican Swimmer, Alia Atkinson Wins Gold in 50m Breaststroke at FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo

Jamaican Swimmer, Alia Atkinson Wins Gold in 50m Breaststroke at FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo

Photo Source: Facebook By Xavier Murphy (jamaicans.com) Jamaica’s swim sensation and Olympian, Alia Atkinson took first place gold in the 50-meter breaststroke competition on Sunday, August 4 at the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, adding another gold medal to her expanding collection. Atkinson, who holds the short course world record in this event, made […]

It’s Crop Over in Barbados. Join Rihanna!

It’s Crop Over in Barbados. Join Rihanna!

Bridgetown, Barbados – May 11, 2016: The streets at downtown of Bridgetown, Barbados  (Image: Shutterstock) By Victoria Falk Crop Over, Barbados’ 3-month-long summer festival, brings more tourists to Barbados than any other time of the year.  According to the Barbados Tourist Board, over 200,000 people flocked to the island in 2018 for Crop Over, with […]

Reflections on Cricket West Indies

Reflections on Cricket West Indies

By Basil Springer, GCM Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”   At the beginning of 2019, Cricket West Indies (CWI) appointed an interim head coach, Richard Pybus, an Englishman with experience […]

Lashana: The New Bond 007

Lashana: The New Bond 007

British actress Lashana Lynch, born to Jamaican parents is taking the media by storm with her newest movie role.  Best known for her role in the 2019 “Captain Marvel,” Lynch is soon to be the first black woman to take on the task of being the newest 007 agent added to the James Bond crew. […]

Usain Bolt Makes Dancehall Debut With “Olympe Rosé Riddim”

By Claudia Gardner (urbanisland)

Usain Bolt Makes Dancehall Debut With “Olympe Rosé Riddim”

Usain Bolt makes his dancehall debut as a producer behind the new “Olympe Rosé Riddim.” The excitement over Usain Bolt’s Olympe Rose Riddim is reaching a crescendo, less than 24 hours before it’s official release, with its five tracks, one each from some of Jamaica’s hottest artists. Dexta Daps, Christopher Martin, national footballer now music […]

Barbadian Singer Rihanna is World’s Richest Female Musician, With an Estimated Fortune of US$600 Million

Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (caribbean360.com)

Barbadian Singer Rihanna is World’s Richest Female Musician, With an Estimated Fortune of US$600 Million

Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (Photo: Rihanna’s Instagram) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Fourteen years after breaking into the music industry, smashing records and creating history along the way, Barbadian singer and entrepreneur Rihanna has become the world’s wealthiest female music, according to Forbes. The business magazine has estimated the […]

Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin

Photograph of Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin

Participants at the fbb Colors Femina Miss India East 2019 on April 23, 2019 in Kolkata,India. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Credit: Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images What began as an innocent collage of this year’s Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India’s obsession with fair skin. […]

Aretha Franklin Celebrated by NYC Council Member Andy King & Gospel Greats

Aretha Franklin Celebrated by NYC Council Member Andy King & Gospel Greats

New York City Council Member Andy King presenting the Franklin family with the New York City Council 12th District Music and Humanitarian Award. NEWARK – The 2019 McDonalds Gospelfest  this weekend paid special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, with an outstanding celebration with the Franklin Family and gospel artists who included Hezekiah  […]

New national junior record holder Grant looking to go faster

New national junior record holder Grant looking to go faster

ON Saturday, May 4, Kiara Grant wrote her name in the history books as she became the fastest Jamaican junior female athlete over 100m when she finished second in 11.11 seconds at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoors championships. The Norfolk State University sophmore lowered the previous best of 11.12s set by Veronica Campbell Brown […]

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