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Sex and the Players

A man does it and it doesn’t affect his game. A woman does it and it tarnishes her reputation. So the mantra goes. America’s international women’s tennis champion, Serena Williams, believes it sexist her punishment of fines and docking her points in her US Open finals match against Japanese Naomi Osaka on Saturday, Sept 8. …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Cricket Below Parr

Jack Parr was the first host of the ground-breaking, late-night television programme known as ‘The Tonight Show’ later made even more popular by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. WIKIPEDIA says, “It was during Paar’s stint as host that ‘The Tonight Show’ first became an entertainment juggernaut; Paar generated the most obsessive fascination and curiosity from …

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Jamaica, Cuba Likely Giant Slayers at the Olympics

When the medals are tallied, will Jamaican and Caribbean athletes be giant slayers at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, July 27 to August 12, where the tracks, pools and pits are ready for the runners, jumpers, divers, throwers and other performers? A PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) model is forecasting that among insular Caribbean countries Jamaica will retain its …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Jamaica in the NFL – A Gridironist Dreams

I have a gridiron dream. Well, actually it is more like a daydream – a fantasy. Here’s how that dream unfolds:  Streamers – black, green and gold – flutter in the warm breath of the February breeze above the human tidal wave that flood down the streets towards the national stadium. The multitude is jubilantly …

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Aduku Addae

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Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

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Fiftieth Anniversary Nostalgia (FAN): Three Great Jamaican Clubs

Which is the best Jamaican football club team of all time? We suggest a short list of three teams based primarily on their longevity, present activity and achievement. As Jamaica celebrates its Jubilee year we want to highlight the Boys Town, Cavalier and Santos Football Clubs. Unlike Cavalier and Santos, Boys Town was not just …

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Party Sees Healing From CARIFTA Games

Thank God for the CARIFTA Games! They are scheduled to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica over the Easter weekend, and are coming at a time when our Caribbean integration movement seems to have descended into a phase of extreme inertia, irresolution and lack of vision. For those committed Caribbean integrationists who have endured the …

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David Comissiong

About David Comissiong

David Comissiong is a Barbadian attorney-at-law and political activist.

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9,000 Volts of Bolt – New World 100m Record

Usain Bolt’s sizzling 9.58 sec world record 100 meters run on Sunday gave Jamaicans one more reason to celebrate, despite the tough economic times facing the island. Bolt, sparkled at the IAAF World Athletics Championships clipping .11 of a second from his earth shattering 9.69 seconds run at the Beijing Olympics exactly a year earlier. …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Usain Bolt is World Sportsman of the Year 2008

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, triple sprint gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics and rated the fastest man on earth has won the World Sportsman of the Year award from the Laureus World Sports Academy. Bolt received his prize from Academy member Michael Johnson in a ceremony Wednesday in Toronto. “I am delighted to win this prestigious …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Ja Gov’t Injects Funds Into May 2 Track Meet

Jamaica’s Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia “Babsy” Grange has presented J$26-million (approx US$290,000) to the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) in support of this year’s Jamaica International Track and Field Invitational Meet to be staged by the JAAA on Saturday, May 2. At the presentation ceremony, held at the Sports Development Foundation headquarters …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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