MIAMI (AP) — A Jamaican man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison in the United States for running a human smuggling operation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday sentenced a Rhode Island woman to four years in prison for funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica, prompting a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian Pulisic ensured the CONCACAF Gold Cup final will have the marquee matchup it lacked since 2011: United States vs. Mexico.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal between the United States and Jamaica has resumed after a weather delay of 1 hour, 28 minutes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attackers Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris, right back Reggie Cannon and central defender Matt Miazga are starting for the United States in its CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are offering hope for the future of U.S. men's soccer while contributing plenty to its present.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Pulisic and the United States are headed to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals after an underwhelming performance against Curacao.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darren Mattocks scored on a penalty kick in the 75th minute and Jamaica beat Panama 1-0 on Sunday to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Thousands of Jamaicans turned out Sunday for the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who was the last survivor of the generation of politicians who led the...
Names of Boston homicide victims made public
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have released the names of two men killed in the city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood earlier this week.
The victims of Monday night's shooting were identified as...
Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1
Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on Tuesday night at Grenoble, France, that advanced the Matildas into the...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's central bank thinks the country's economy is doing very well and it is using an instantly recognizable symbol of the island to get this message to the people:...
Brazil not eager to advance by settling for a draw
PARIS (AP) — A draw is all it would take for Brazil to advance in the Women's World Cup.
Brazilian star Marta has zero desire to play 90 minutes aiming only to tie Italy in the Group C match...
Midfielder Duane Holmes has been dropped from the U.S. CONCACAF Gold Cup roster because of a reoccurrence of a left quadriceps strain, and he has been replaced by midfielder Djordje...
REIMS, France (AP) — Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women's World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lawyers in the federal case of a Rhode Island woman convicted in North Dakota of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica have agreed on sentencing...
4 Jamaican fishermen detained on Coast Guard ships
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Jamaican fishermen were detained for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, spending much of their time chained to the deck in the blistering...
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Brazil unsure if Marta will play against Australia
PARIS (AP) — Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women's World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it will face the...
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Cristiane scored all three goals and Brazil spoiled Jamaica's first-ever Women's World Cup match with a 3-0 victory on Sunday.
PARIS (AP) — Seizing on the once in every four years spectacle, teams at the Women's World Cup are hoping that the attention the sport will get in France will bring about change at home.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Sheldon Cottrell turns around, strides forward three paces, comes to a stop and makes a salute.
A proud soldier from Jamaica, Cottrell is not marching with his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not much went right for the United States in its next-to-last prep match for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Jamaica dealt the U.S. just its second home defeat to a Caribbean nation...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jackson Yueill is making his U.S. debut in Wednesday night's exhibition against Jamaica.
The 22-year-old San Jose Earthquakes midfielder is the eighth player to debut this...
CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Brad Guzan has been left off the U.S. training camp roster ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and forward Jozy Altidore is back with the national team for the first time...
A few years ago, Jamaica didn't even have a women's national team. The squad was essentially disbanded after failing to make the field for the 2008 Olympics.
Edward Seaga, a former Jamaican prime minister who shaped the island's post-independence politics and cultural life, died Tuesday at 89.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the...
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The United States won three finals on Sunday to finish first overall at the world relays.
Aleia Hobbs crossed the finish line in 43.27 seconds as the U.S. edged...
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The cash reward for information on the suspect in the killing of a Vermont woman last year has been increased.
The U.S. Marshals Service announced Monday that it...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Jamaica bobsled team's pilot has been banned in a doping case, but avoided disqualification from last year's Winter Olympics.
US soccer to play Jamaica in June 5 exhibition in DC
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. soccer team will play Jamaica on June 5 in the first of two warmup matches for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, four days before meeting Venezuela in Cincinnati.
Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain
NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's fifth and final installment as 007 is heading home to Jamaica.
Craig, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and...
MIAMI (AP) — The CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played in the Caribbean for the first time when a group-stage doubleheader takes place on June 17 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Trump to meet with 5 Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in North Dakota are seeking a prison sentence for a Rhode Island woman who funneled lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica that's more than...
Police investigate fatal stabbing of Jamaican legislator
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica are investigating the killing of a member of Parliament whose body was found at his home in the northeast district of Portland.
Police said Monday that they don't know the motive for the fatal stabbing of 59-year-old Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield. His body was found on Saturday, and no arrests have been made.
Bloomfield was a member of the People's National Party and first won his seat in 2011. He was re-elected in 2016.
Iowa town set to pick new mayor after previous one’s arrest
JAMAICA, Iowa (AP) — The central Iowa town of Jamaica is set to appoint a new mayor after its previous mayor was arrested earlier this month on charges related to marijuana found growing in her basement.
Acting mayor Tim McDermott tells the Des Moines Register that city leaders are expected to appoint a new mayor Monday. McDermott says former mayor LaDonna Kennedy submitted her resignation last week.
Boy dies weeks after 2-car crash
JAMAICA, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a 4-year-old boy from Massachusetts who was injured in a December crash has died.
State police say they were informed Sunday that Max McCormick died from his injuries at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.
Max was one of four people inside a truck driven by Michael McCormick, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, that struck another vehicle Dec. 28 after hitting a patch of ice in the town of Jamaica.
Trump celebrates new citizens in Oval Office ceremony
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day focused on his demand for a border wall, President Donald Trump used music and pageantry to welcome "the five newest members of our great American family" during a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office.
In a ceremony Saturday that began to the strains of a violin and ended with a booming national anthem, Trump celebrated the five new Americans from Iraq, Britain, South Korea, Jamaica and Bolivia.
Iowa mayor, husband arrested in marijuana growing case
JAMAICA, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa mayor and her husband have been arrested after sheriff's deputies say they found a marijuana growing operation in the couple's basement.
Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas
MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.
Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press "we think the right thing to do is get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health."
Cruise ship rescues fishermen who had been adrift for weeks
MIAMI (AP) — A cruise ship has rescued two Costa Rican fishermen who had been stranded at sea for about three weeks.
Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet tweeted that the sailors were saved Friday night between Grand Cayman and Jamaica by the Empress of the Seas cruise ship.
Fleet says the cruise ship was not scheduled to be there but had taken an alternate route because of bad weather.
Porsha Olayiwola named Boston’s poet laureate
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's new poet laureate is a Jamaica Plain resident who co-founded a poetry slam venue in Roxbury.
Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday that Porsha Olayiwola will formally begin her role on Jan. 1.
Olayiwola is the artistic director of MassLEAP, a nonprofit organization that serves young artists. She also co-founded The House Slam, which offers poetry slams and open mic events.
Woman convicted in Jamaican lottery scam to remain jailed
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Monday ordered a Rhode Island woman convicted of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica to remain jailed pending a February sentencing hearing where she could face a stiffer sentence than the alleged mastermind.
US citizen says he was illegally arrested for ICE
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is suing a local sheriff whose deputies detained him on behalf of federal agents who wanted him deported to Jamaica, even though he is a U.S. citizen.
Peter Brown filed the federal lawsuit on Monday, accusing the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in the Florida Keys of violating his constitutional rights.
Brown wasn't deported after a friend provided the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency with proof of his citizenship.
Reggae music put on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list
PARIS (AP) — Reggae music has been inscribed on the prized intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO, the U.N.'s cultural agency.
UNESCO said Thursday the Jamaican music is unique because it represents "a vehicle of social commentary" and "continues to provide a voice for all" since it was first created by marginalized groups, mainly in the western part of Jamaica's capital of Kingston.
Kohl, Central Connecticut St. beat Florida A&M 89-75
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Tyler Kohl had 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Central Connecticut State never trailed in its 89-75 win over Florida A&M on Sunday night in the Jamaica Classic.
Kohl made a career-high 10 free throws on 11 attempts and Jamir Coleman had 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including three 3-pointers. Deion Bute scored 14 and Ian Krishnan added 13 for CCSU (3-2).
Batemon scores 16, Loyola Marymount beats Ohio 65-56
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — James Batemon scored 16, Jeffery McClendon added 15, making all three of his 3-point attempts, and Loyola Marymount never trailed in a 65-56 win over Ohio in the Jamaica Classic on Sunday night.
The Lions (5-0) pulled away in the middle of the second half, going on a 17-4 run to turn a 32-all tie into a 13-point lead with 8:12 left. Loyola Marymount had its largest lead at 56-42 with 2:37 left.