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  • East Ridge sprinter runs personal best to win prestigious Dream 100 title

    East Ridge sprinter runs personal best to win prestigious Dream 100 title
    NEW YORK — Is Kaylin Whitney the fastest 16-year-old girl in America? It's getting increasingly difficult to challenge the point after the Clermont East Ridge rising junior added the Dream 100 title at the adidas Grand Prix Diamond League meet...
  • Jamaica's Blake sets sights on top sprint ranking

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is pacing himself in his comeback from hamstring problems that undercut him last year but he aims to finish on top of the world by the time the season is over. "In 2012 I started the...
  • Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway

    Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway
    After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted...
  • Dennis Alcapone and his gargantuan influence

    Dennis Alcapone and his gargantuan influence
    When Jamaican vocalist/deejay Dennis Alcapone performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973, the Scottish emcee introduced him as, "the king of talkover music." That host seemed enthusiastic, but also looked slightly clueless on the footage of that gig....
  • Caribbean artists to play Jazz Matazz concert in Fort Lauderdale

    Caribbean artists to play Jazz Matazz concert in Fort Lauderdale
    When Jamaican jazz singer Myrna Hague steps onstage, she always tries to tell a story. "I want to pass a lot of emotion, and I want the audience to get that from me. That I am not there just to be there," says Hague, also known as Jamaica's first lady...
  • Flag football Player of Year and brother in Jamaica remain close through sports

    Flag football Player of Year and brother in Jamaica remain close through sports
    If her brother had his way, Brittney Chambers would be a soccer star instead of dominating Apopka's flag football field. "Soccer is big over there in Jamaica," Chambers said of her brother Ian, who was born and lives on the Caribbean island. "He used to...
  • 2014 Connecticut Music Award Winners

    2014 Connecticut Music Award Winners
    As a part of the third-annual Connecticut Music Awards, we asked readers in April to vote for their favorite bands and artists from around the state. Here are the results. Thanks for voting, and congratulations to the winners. Album of the Year: James...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Meatless Monday enchilada ideas for Cinco de Mayo

    Easy dinner recipes: Meatless Monday enchilada ideas for Cinco de Mayo
    It's Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with enchilada ideas that are also perfect for Meatless Monday. With flavors so rich and hearty, you might never guess they're vegetarian. Hibiscus enchiladas with chipotle sauce: Jamaica flowers (of the hibiscus family)...
  • West is best for Caribbean fest

    West is best for Caribbean fest
    The 11th annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival will boast a new venue and a broad range of musical talent. The celebration Monday will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, far from its previous home in downtown West Palm Beach....
  • Jamaican bobsled team works to afford Sochi; cash, sponsorship roll in

    Jamaican bobsled team works to afford Sochi; cash, sponsorship roll in
    The Jamaican bobsled team just got word Saturday that it had qualified for the Winter Olympics next month. Money appeared to be a major  obstacle, but now social media fundraising and a possible sponsorship have come to the rescue. The team's...
  • Patrice Wymore Flynn dies at 87; actress, widow of Errol Flynn

    Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn died Saturday at her home in Portland,...
  • Jamaica has fixed drug-testing flaws, international officials say

    The past year has been rough for Jamaican track and field, which came under heavy scrutiny after a string of high-profile athletes failed drug tests around the time of the 2013 national championships. On Wednesday, the Jamaicans got some good news....