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Criminals in Jamaica Making and Selling Potentially Deadly Fake Rum

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday April 28, 2017 – Fake rum produced using cleaning chemicals is the latest hot commodity among counterfeit goods unearthed by law enforcers in Jamaica.

At a press conference hosted by the Counter- Terrorism and Organized Crime (C-TOC) Branch yesterday, when millions of dollars of seized fake goods were on display,…


Added by CShout1 on May 1, 2017 at 8:14am — No Comments

Elaine Thompson and Asafa Powell dazzle in Zurich

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson set a new Diamond League record in Zurich on Thursday, chasing down Dafne Schippers around the bend to win a thrilling 200 metres.

Victory in 21.85 seconds was not enough to…


Added by CShout1 on September 2, 2016 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Big Mountain returns with Perfect Summer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — It seems hard to believe that 21 years ago Big Mountain scored a massive hit with their reggae cover of Peter Frampton’s Baby I Love Your Way. Even harder to fathom, its been 10 years since the southern California band released an album.

Big Mountain returns to the market tomorrow with the release of Perfect Summer, their first album since…


Added by CShout1 on May 27, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

US Athletes refuse to drink Gatorade with Usain Bolt's photo.....

IT is so! The United States athletics team were even intimidated by a drink with Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt's image on the label.

For long, rumours circulated that members of the United States team, which participated in the World Championships in Beijing, China last month, refused to even take a sip of the sport energy fluid Gatorade, all because…


Added by CShout1 on September 27, 2015 at 10:45pm — No Comments


Usain Bolt produced perhaps his greatest miracle of all as he put a troubled build-up behind him to…


Added by CShout1 on August 23, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

He's Ready!!!!!

BEIJING (AFP) - Usain Bolt comes to the world championships in Beijing caught in the crosshairs of controversial rival Justin Gatlin in what promises to be one of the closest fought sprint rivalries seen in a long time.…


Added by CShout1 on August 21, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments

Researchers Discover How Jamaican Sprinters Outrun The World Inside The Oval

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is literally the fastest person in the world. He is the very first Olympic athlete to hold 100 meters and 200 meters world records, having accomplished the former in just under 10 seconds in 2009. He can also…


Added by CShout1 on December 29, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments

Fall in Romance - Jamaica: Accommodations and Activities

Keep the romance burning on the island of One Love. Newly-weds and longtime lovers will find Jamaica to be the haven they have been looking for to celebrate their love. Escape to a place of exotic and seductive scenery that will only complement your love affair. Relax together; dine together, adventure together in Jamaica. From Kingston to Montego Bay you can count on finding…


Added by CShout1 on October 10, 2014 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Where to Stay: New Hotels in Jamaica

If one thing is certain about Jamaica, it’s that you can find a diverse selection of accommodations across the island that not only fulfil your needs but exceed expectations. Within the past two years, hoteliers have added to Jamaica’s esteemed collection of resorts as well as renovated and re-branded to provide guests with an even better holiday experience.…


Added by CShout1 on September 5, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: New Tourism Director Named

Jamaica has a new Director of Tourism, industry veteran Paul Pennicook.

Pennicook, who had been serving as chairman of Jamaica Vacations, succeeds John Lynch, a decades-long regional tourism stalwart, as the director of the Jamaica Tourist Board.

“I’m thrilled and honored to return to service at the Jamaica Tourist Board,” Pennicook said in a statement.…


Added by CShout1 on July 8, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders in Jamaica

Join the cheerleading team of the Super Bowl XLVII Champions, the Baltimore Ravens,  for their 2nd Calendar Photoshoot in Jamaica. The pristine beaches, tropical gardens and exotic locales of Jamaica will be the setting for the Ravens 2015 Calendar.



Added by CShout1 on May 11, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Bunny Rugs

A voice you will recognize on the first note, Bunny Rugs (William Clarke), lead singer of the world renowned reggae band Third World passed away yesterday February 2. CaribShout salutes this amazing talent, unforgettable voice and a decent human being. Jamaica and Reggae has lost an Icon.

Rest In Peace Bunny Rugs, you will be…


Added by CShout1 on February 3, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

Fidel Castro, Bob Marley and Sandals — Carib's most powerful brands

No one disputes the fact that it has one of the world's most formidable marketing machines. Yet, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is infuriatingly shy about blowing its own trumpet, which is not the same as promoting itself to the millions of tourists who come to cavort in the warm blue waters caressing the Caribbean shores or to soak up year-round sun on its sparkling…


Added by CShout1 on January 20, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Concerns abound for women with disabilities - Maia's Take

JAMAICA ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and signed the optional protocol in 2007, but there are concerns that women and children living with disabilities here continue to battle discrimination.

The concerns were raised by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) during the recently held 52nd session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), held at the UN Commission in New York.…


Added by CShout1 on August 16, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Will it take a world record to win the men's 100m?

Based on reports coming out of London that the track inside the Olympic stadium is lightning fast, the world record in the blue riband event could well be shattered given the class of the competitors that have qualified for tomorrow's semi-finals.

The world record is owned by the inimitable Jamaican champion Usain Bolt with none of the world's other…


Added by CShout1 on August 4, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

How Jamaica produces top sprinters

LONDON, England, Wednesday August 01, 2012 – Come Sunday, when the fastest men on earth contest the Olympic 100 meters final in London, it will be a major upset if the gold medal does not go to Jamaica.

False starts or injuries aside, Usain Bolt will be the one to beat as he bids to retain the title he won in Beijing in 2008, but if he’s even…


Added by CShout1 on August 1, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Cuban hopes to pedal big bike into record books

For years, Felix Guirola has earned stares of astonishment from fellow Cubans as he pedals his giant bicycle down the streets of Havana. Now he hopes to wheel himself into the record books.

From his humble home in Cuba's capital city, Guirola labors away in his small workshop on the mammoth contraptions that have earned him increasing fame.

Guirola hopes…


Added by CShout1 on July 12, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Cuba uses biotechnology to revive coffee industry

Cuban researchers are trying to revive the nation's wilting coffee production by using bio-technology, an expert said.

A research project involving three institutions nationwide has made headway in developing new coffee plant varieties with higher yields and greater resistance to pests and diseases, Xinhua quoted Jose Lacerra Espino, a researcher of the Institute of…


Added by CShout1 on July 12, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Designer set for big things in Trinidad's fashion industry

UTT design graduate Lynda Osborne models a formal design from her thesis collection. Photo: Brian Ng Fatt

Lynda Osborne walks into the T&T Guardian building on St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, garment bag in hand, wearing an adorable, pale yellow, knee-length dress, with the hem shredded—her own design. She sits in a calm, self-assured manner and waits…

Added by CShout1 on July 12, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Ayana Dyette: Ball, NET, Fashion

The great thing about Ayana Dyette is that she is very much a contrast of sorts. The Trinidad and Tobago national beach volleyball player balances her ‘tough-as-nails’ competitive spirit with her other entrepreneurial aspirations of a Fashionista. The story of this national athlete is one of highs and lows, where it is clear that Dyette has the natural ability and…

Added by CShout1 on July 7, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

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