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Fabian is not a ‘Marley’

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016

DNA tests match Othneil Stanford By Lonnie Soury Contributing Writer PRNewswire: A series of DNA tests have proven definitively that the man who calls himself Fabian...

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Veteran Reggae Singer Jackie Brown Dies At 69

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

Linton “Jackie” Brown Dec. 1945 – Nov. 12, 2015 After a long battle with diabetes and losing a leg to the dreaded disease, veteran Reggae singer Linton Brown (aka Jackie Brown)...

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Will the refugees compete with the black?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

By Patrick Maitland The crises in several Middle Eastern countries are taking a toll on innocent people. Several million, including women and children, have fled their homes and...

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Health & Living

US Obesity Rates Rising Among Black Women

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

Obesity rates are rising again among American adults, despite national efforts to promote healthy lifestyles. The obesity rate is higher among women, especially black women in poor...

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Fabian is not a ‘Marley’

Fabian is not a ‘Marley’

Jan 29, 2016

DNA tests match Othneil Stanford By Lonnie Soury Contributing Writer PRNewswire: A series of DNA tests have proven definitively that the man who calls himself Fabian “Marley” is not related to Reggae icon Bob Marley.   Instead, the tests demonstrate conclusively that Fabian is the natural born son of Othneil Stanford.   “The DNA...

Jamaican Robotics Team Wins First Prize for “Innovation and Strategy”

Jamaican Robotics Team Wins First Prize for “Innovation and Strategy”

Jan 28, 2016

A Jamaican robotics team has taken First Prize in the Innovation and Strategy category at the robotics state championship in Massachusetts. The award is given to the team that develops the best strategy and uses the best engineering practices in the design and construction of an innovative, high-performance robot. Two robotics teams from Jamaica were among 82...

Bolt and Fraser-Pryce cop Jamaican Sportsman and Sportswoman titles

Bolt and Fraser-Pryce cop Jamaican Sportsman and Sportswoman titles

Jan 26, 2016

Sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-AnnFraser-Pryce were named 2015 RJRSports Foundation National Sportsman andSportswoman of the Year in a glitzy ceremonyat last Friday in Kingston.It was the third Sportswoman of the Yearaward for Fraser-Pryce who in 2015 won the100 metre world title for the third time.The achievement also earned Fraser-Pryce the Sagicor Iconic...

Will the refugees compete with the black?

Will the refugees compete with the black?

Jan 25, 2016

By Patrick Maitland The crises in several Middle Eastern countries are taking a toll on innocent people. Several million, including women and children, have fled their homes and have traveled hundreds of miles to escape death and other forms of terrifying brutality from the Islamic State (IS), a radical Sunni Islamist militant group.   Too many people,...

Wanted: A Comprehensive Program To Manage Obesity

Wanted: A Comprehensive Program To Manage Obesity

Nov 19, 2015

By Patrick Maitland Obesity, a medical condition in which excess body fat accumulates to the extent that it negatively affects ones overall health, is one of the biggest scourges facing American. It is a pressing concern because of reduced life expectancy and host of chronic illnesses that the disease leaves in its wake. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Mount Vernon Gets New Mayor

Mount Vernon Gets New Mayor

Nov 19, 2015

At age 33, community activist and Councilman Richard Thomas will be the youngest person elected Mayor of Mount Vernon when he takes the reigns of the city Jan. 1. Thomas won 74 percent of the vote in the November mayoral race, defeating City Councilwoman Deborah Reynolds and state Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson. Calling on the people in the city to help him make...