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PHOTOS: Day two of National Senior Trials

KINGSTON, Jamaica – It was an eventful second day at the JAAA National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Friday. Check out these photos by Bryan Cummings. Read More

#NatlTrials: Bolt could lose 200m place in Rio
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Unless he shows up for the 200-metre heats on Saturday morning at the Jama ... Read More

Usain Bolt (file photo) #NatlTrials: UPDATE — Usain Bolt to seek treatment 'immediately'
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Triple World and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt says he requested medica ... Read More

Yohan Blake (file photo) #NatlTrials: Yohan Blake is 100m National Champion
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Yohan Blake maintained his composure in a world-class field to win the men ... Read More

#NatlTrials: Elaine Thompson storms to 10.70s win in 100m

Friday, July 01, 2016 9:19 PM    

Elaine Thompson

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rising sprint star Elaine Thompson stormed to a national record equalling time of 10.70 seconds to win the women’s 100m finals on day two of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Friday. Thompson, running out of lane four got up well and sped away from the field to win and equal Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s national record in a positive 0.3 met ... Read More

#NatlTrials: Annsert Whyte defends national crown in men’s 400mH

Friday, July 01, 2016 9:12 PM    

Annsert Whyte

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Annsert Whyte successfully defended his national crown in the men’s 400m hurdles in a time of 48.66 seconds on day two of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) National Senior Championships at the National Stadium on Friday. Whyte, 29, proved too strong for the field and booked his ticket to Rio. The Racers Track Club representative won ahead of 2014 World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde of Cameron Blazers, who smashed ... Read More

#NatlTrials: Ristananna Tracey wins 400mH in 54.85s

Friday, July 01, 2016 9:03 PM    

Ristananna Tracey

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Ristananna Tracey captured the national crown of the women’s 400-metre hurdles in a time of 54.85 seconds on day two of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, a short while ago. Tracey, representing Sprint Tech, went out hard and finished strong to stave off the challenge of Leah Nugent (55.44s), with 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Kaliese Spencer ... Read More

#NatlTrials: Usain Bolt ruled out of 100m finals due to injury

Friday, July 01, 2016 8:53 PM    

Usain Bolt says thanks to his many fans after winning the 100m.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Triple world and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt has been ruled out of the men’s 100m finals with an injury on day two of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) National Senior Championships at the National Stadium on Friday. OBSERVER ONLINE sources have confirmed that the world’s fastest man has suffered a tight muscle injury and as a precautionary measure will not occupy his lane in the finals. Despite not ... Read More

#NatlTrials: Explosive men's, women's 100-m finals expected

Friday, July 01, 2016 7:54 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The men and women’s finals promise some explosive action as the top contenders advanced on day two of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, a short while ago. The finals are scheduled for this evening at 9:15. Rising sensation Elaine Thompson, running from lane one in semi-final one, clocked a comfortable 10.85 seconds to win ahead of her MVP teamm ... Read More

#NatlTrials: No surprises in men's, women's 400-m heats

Friday, July 01, 2016 7:15 PM    

Christine Day (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – World 400-metre relay gold medallist Christine Day and Peter Matthews were the fastest qualifiers advancing to the women’s and men’s 400m semi-finals, respectively, as there were no surprises on day two of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Friday. The semi-finals are scheduled to be run on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Day, running from lane f ... Read More

Weekly Round-up: New tax threshold in effect... Schoolgirl shot in head... Rally behind Nesta, PJ urges

Friday, July 01, 2016 7:00 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The new income tax threshold is now in effect. Thousands of Jamaicans will begin to benefit from an increase in the personal income tax threshold this month, as it moves from $592,800 per annum to $1,000,272. On the crime scene, the police are claiming that a teen girl, who attends the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha), was shot by gunmen purporting to be police. Reports are that the student was a passenger in a taxi when she was reportedly shot in the head by men trav ... Read More

Forex: J$167.38 to one pound sterling

Friday, July 01, 2016 6:29 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Pound Sterling on Friday, July 1, ended trading at J$167.38, down by $2.47, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$96.34, down from J$97.88, while the US dollar ended trading at J$126.28, down from J$126.38. Read More

Agriculture minister wants country to become major supplier of agri products

Friday, July 01, 2016 6:24 PM    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, is encouraging farmers to ramp up production, in order for the country to become a major supplier of agricultural products. Speaking at the opening of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Agricultural Research and Innovation facility in Elim, St Elizabeth, yesterday, Hutchinson said the time has come for agriculture to be more than a “sample indust ... Read More

Forex: J$126.28 to one US dollar

Friday, July 01, 2016 5:49 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, July 1, ended trading at J$126.28, down by 10 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$96.34, down from J$97.88. Read More



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