Kingston (Jamaica), June 5 : Telecommunications company Digicel announced that it was extending its sponsorship of the West Indies cricket team for three more years until September 2016.
Digicel’s renewed contract Tuesday sees the company retain its title as team sponsor which includes all the marketing and branding rights for the team, reports CMC.
Kingston (Jamaica), April 26 : West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle who scored the fastest century in professional cricket says he is dedicating his history- making feat to fans in the Caribbean.
Gayle established a series of records on his way to an undefeated 175 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match Tuesday.
The Jamaican batsman scored the fastest 50 in IPL history, fastest 100 in T20 history and the highest individual score in IPL history.
Kingston (Jamaica), March 12 : Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding says there is no logic in Clive Lloyd's decision to run for the president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
Holding was reacting to decisions by at least two regional boards not to support the former West Indies cricket captain's nomination for the position.
The former Jamaica fast bowler says Lloyd's chances were hampered by his recent run-ins with the WICB over the decision by the Guyana government to setup up an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to run the sport here.
Kingston (Jamaica), March 9 : Officials here say they are unable to confirm at this time if two of the country's most celebrated athletes - Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake - would be available for the Jamaica invitational scheduled for May 4.
Bolt and Blake have confirmed their participation in overseas events close to the date of the Jamaica invitational, triggering speculation that they could miss the meet, reports CMC.
The event, now an IAAF World Challenge classified meet, has grown in stature, attracting some of the biggest names in international track and field.
Kingston (Jamaica), March 5 : Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the Jamaican government is backing a marriage between sports and the creative and cultural industries as a major driving force for the country's economic development.
Miller said while the creative and cultural industries are important, they have not been able to bring Jamaica to the heights which sport has achieved.
Houston, Feb 19 : Jamaica's multiple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt pulled off a two-handed dunk and became the biggest track-and-field star to play basketball in prime time at the weekend.
Bolt rubbed shoulders with a list of celebrities and was a star attraction during 29 minutes on court in a celebrity basketball match, a precursor to the NBA all-star game.
Bolt hit one of five shots, missed both of his free throws and totalled just two points in his time on court as his east team was thrashed 38-58 by the western team.
Kingston (Jamaica), Jan 23 : Jamaican sports minister Neita Headley has applauded Sheckema Cunningham, a rising star in World martial arts who has created history after capturing the gold at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven over the weekend.
Headley said Cunningham had placed Jamaica in the spotlight, CMC reports.
Cunningham's medal was her first European championship gold and she has become the only non-European and only black female participant to have achieved the feat in the 750-strong line-up of competitors.
Kingston (Jamaica), Jan 18 - Injured West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels, who was ruled out of the 15 man squad to Australia, is to return to the Caribbean, media reports here said.
Samuels, who sustained a facial injury, is expected to return home next week to continue his rehabilitation, reports CMC.
He has been sidelined since being struck by a bouncer from Lasith Malinga while playing for the Melbourne Renegades against the Melbourne stars.
Samuels has a suspected fractured eye socket.
An official has revealed that a cemetery in Jamaica's capital is facing a major expense to bury dozens of bones that have been disinterred by man or nature.
The Gleaner reported on Thursday that Kingston Town Clerk Errol Green said he is aware skulls and bones are protruding from shallow graves in sections of the 200-acre May Pen Cemetery.
Many of the bones appear to come from graves that have either collapsed or were removed by humans, Green has said.
Authorities said on Tuesday that fugitive suspected drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been arrested in Jamaica.
The Jamaica Observer has said that Coke was being held in St. Catherine after the Rev. Al Miller, pastor of the Fellowship Tabernacle Church, handed him over to authorities. Police have issued an appeal for Miller to turn himself in for questioning.
The newspaper also reported that Coke was prepared to waive his right to a hearing on extradition to the United States, where he faces prosecution on drug-trafficking and gun-running charges.
They arrested two alleged lieutenants of suspected drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, police in Jamaica have said.
The Daily Gleaner has reported that the two men were among nine people arrested Sunday when police and soldiers raided a house where they believed Coke was hiding in affluent Kirkland Heights in upper St. Andrew.
No gunfire or injuries were reported in the arrests and the Gleaner did not specify charges.
Mr. Bruce Golding, the Prime Minister of Jamaica has denounced unrest in Kingston i. e. at the capital of Jamaica. The PM has promised that the criminals would not win, after some supporters of a drug lord came on to the streets to stop his arrest and created the unrest.
One of the police stations was set on fire by the supporters to create uneasy environment.
Kingston, Dec. 23 : An American Airlines plane has reportedly crashed after overshooting the runway at an airport in Jamaica in heavy rain.
Flight AA 331 from Miami, with about 150 people on board, is reported to have broken apart after landing at Norman Manley International Airport.
The BBC quoted Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz as saying that at least 40 people were injured.
According to local journalist Roland Henry, the plane had come to rest near the beach.
Jamaica, Antigua, Trinidad, Granada, Mustique and Saint Lucia are amongst the famed Caribbean islands where holiday-makers luxuriate on palm-fringed beaches, sipping pina-coladas topped with freshly picked pineapple and hibiscus flowers. Barbados nestles amongst them — the most visited of the Caribbean islands. Here too, exists a world of aquamarine beaches, steel bands, beautiful villas and fine dining.
Jamaica (West Indies), Aug. 23 : Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt may have set the race tracks around the world on fire with his record breaking feats, the latest being three golds at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany, but there is a replica in the making back home.
The Jamaican Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) has zeroed in on 13-year-old Shawn Salmon, who also hails from Bolt’s hometown Trelawny.
According to the Sunday Express, Samon possesses the same steely determination and muscular build that top sprinters need.
Berlin - The ruling athletics body IAAF is telling the Jamaican team to keep five sprinters out of the world championships in its own interest because their fate over positive doping tests remains undecided.
IAAF general secretary Pierre Weiss said on Tuesday that a panel due to convene on Monday in Kingston to decide their fate never met for holiday reasons and therefore the IAAF could make no decision.
Jamaica (West Indies), June 29 : A skipper's knock of 95 by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, could not prevent India from suffering a humiliating eight-wicket defeat at the hands of the West Indies in the second one-day international at Jamiaca's Sabina Park on Sunday.
India were dismissed for 188 in 48.2 overs and in reply the West Indians romped to victory, powered by knocks of 64 and 85 by openers Chris Gayle and Runako Morton in 34.1 overs.
The four match series is now leveled at 1-1.
Monte Carlo - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt is a major athletics asset capable of lowering his 100-metres world record again at the Berlin world championships in August.
"Bolt is a fantastic young athlete. The people really appreciate him," the head of the ruling athletics body IAAF, Lamine Diack, told the German Press Agency dpa on Tuesday.
"He will come to Berlin to be world champion. He will be at his best ... Maybe he run 9.65 seconds."
Kingston - An apparently mentally unstable armed man surrendered Monday to end a tense plane hijacking drama in Kingston, Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz said.
The man had last held six crew members hostage on the CanJet Boeing 737 plane after he had seized control of the aircraft late Sunday night at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.
Reports said the man was demanding that he be taken to Cuba. Vaz told international media that the siege was over. The young man's father had arrived at the scene to help authorities in the negotiations and bring the situation under control.
Kingston - An armed man has taken some 150 people aboard a plane on the Caribbean island of Jamaica hostage, media reports said Monday.
The hostage-taking is believed to be taking place on an aircraft that had been scheduled to fly from the Sangster International airport in Montego Bay, to Halifax in Canada, the news channel CNN reported.
According to the online edition of local newspaper The Gleaner, at 11pm on Sunday (0400 GMT Monday) the gunman boarded the plane using false identification documents, proceeded to rob passengers on the aircraft, and is currently holding them hostage.