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Suspect charged with slaying of elderly priest in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A suspect has been charged with the 2013 slaying of a Roman Catholic priest in Jamaica.(3/3/2015 5:45:43 PM)
Jamaica girl chopped to death by attacker at her home
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A 14-year-old Jamaican girl has been chopped to death in the yard of her family's home as she got ready for school.(3/3/2015 6:08:54 PM)
WADA chief heaps praise on Jamaica's anti-doping efforts
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday he is "hugely impressed" by Jamaica's efforts to establish an effective drug-testing program on the Caribbean island that is home to many of the most successful sprinters in athletics.(2/24/2015 3:03:21 PM)
Jamaica decriminalizes small amounts of 'ganja'
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music.(2/25/2015 12:22:50 AM)
WADA chief visits Jamaica to check anti-doping efforts
By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie arrived in Jamaica on Friday to check on the Caribbean sprint capital's anti-doping efforts following a string of high-profile positive drug tests. Reedie, the first WADA president to visit Jamaica, was joined on the trip by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF ...(2/20/2015 8:37:07 PM)
Jamaica making anti-doping strides, says WADA chief
By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica has made progress toward beefing up drug-testing and repairing its tarnished sprinting reputation following a string of doping scandals, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency told Reuters on Tuesday. WADA president Sir Craig Reedie arrived in Jamaica on Friday to check on the Caribbean sprint capital's anti-doping efforts after high-profile ...(2/24/2015 4:00:36 PM)
Athletics-WADA chief visits Jamaica to check anti-doping efforts
* Jamaica moving in right direction, Reedie * String of positive drug tests (Adds quotes, detail) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 20 (Reuters) - President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie arrived in Jamaica on Friday to check on the Caribbean sprint capital's anti-doping efforts following a string of high-profile positive drug tests. Reedie, the first WADA president to ...(2/20/2015 8:33:35 PM)
Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday night passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the Caribbean island.(2/24/2015 9:16:06 PM)
Report: 4 resort employees killed in Jamaica car crash
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican police say four men have died in a two-vehicle crash in a northern section of the Caribbean country.(3/1/2015 4:25:27 PM)
Jamaica Lawmakers Decriminalize Small Amounts of 'Ganja'
Jamaica decriminalizes possession of small amounts of pot, paves way for medical marijuana(2/25/2015 12:29:20 AM)
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