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CRUNCH TIME | 3/24/2020 6:05 am

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness last evening put the country on high alert, announcing a slew of forceful measures expected to reduce the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the population, with predictions of a surge in community transmission in the coming weeks. Addressing journalists at a press conference at Jamaica House in St Andrew, Holness noted that the country was “rapidly approaching” the fourth phase of the pandemic, in which the virus spreads but the sour More

Health professionals being equipped to support people affected by depression | 1/5/2020 1:52 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Parish Psychiatrist for Kingston and St Andrew, Dr Craig Radlein says health professionals and other personnel are being equipped, to provide the necessary support to people suffering from depression and anxiety. He noted that both conditions are prevalent in Jamaica, adding that people should become more sensitised to it.  “It is very serious, it is debilitating, it robs persons of their productive capacity and it robs society of its potential to earn and develo More

Frome on high! | 10/9/2019 7:00 pm

FROME, Westmoreland - The campus and community of Frome Technical High School has been buzzing since last weekend's heroics of former student athletes Danniel Thomas-Dodd and Rushell Clayton at the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Thomas-Dodd and Clayton, who both previously represented the western Westmoreland-based school in track and field, were part of the Jamaican team that won 12 medals — three gold, five silver and four bronze — the second-best haul after the 13 More

Track leaves Qatar still looking for a new star | 10/7/2019 11:20 pm

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — If the goal of this year's track and field world championships was to find a fresh face, a vibrant personality, a one-of a-kind talent to replace the mile-wide void left by Usain Bolt's absence, then consider it still a work in progress. The 10-day run in the desert had its moments — a world record in the 400-metre hurdles , a hometown high jumper taking gold, female sprinters and hurdlers striking a blow for new moms everywhere. But the main message coming out of More

Aim for more | 10/8/2019 2:20 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's performance at the IAAF World Athletics Championships was a success, says Head Coach Maurice Wilson. But he also believes there are certain aspects to be tweaked which could bring further glory. Jamaica won 12 medals in Doha — the joint second best behind the 13 won at the 2009 edition in Berlin on the back of the incomparable Usain Bolt's three gold. This 12-medal achievement is deemed extra special because it has come from a balanced team effort across mor More

Meet the Ricketts | 10/7/2019 8:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — One could call it a marriage made in heaven, but a connection suited for the track. Kerry-Lee Ricketts and Shanieka Ricketts epitomise just that. It's a bond between coach and athlete that has helped the change from feeling like a family to actually being a family. Over the years, a number of athletes have seen relationships with their coaches turn from platonic to romantic, either to success or dire failure. Thankfully for the Ricketts, they have leaped into the realms o More

Athlete with Jamaican roots burns the track for Japan | 10/7/2019 9:00 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Japan's Julian Jrummi Walsh was just 0.36 seconds from eliminating Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield in the 400-metre semi-final event during the just-ended IAAF World Athletics Championships. Walsh, running out of lane five, next to Bloomfield in lane six, was left behind early in the race. But he closed well and just missed out on qualification to the final of the 400m, in what would have been a truly monumental feat for his country. Bloomfield, who chased Machel Cedenio of Tri More

THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Pictorial — Oct 8, 2019 | 10/8/2019 2:20 am

Kate Brown, governor of Oregon, USA recieves the baton to signify the venue of the next World Championships from IAAF President Sebastian Coe at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Sunday. Also sharing the occasion is Joaan BinHamad Al -Thani (left), president of the Doha Local Organising Committee, and the United States men's 4x400m relay quartet. (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy of Courts, Alliance Investments, KFC and JNBS) A wide view Khalifa International Stadium during a lighting show that dis More

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