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February 16, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
After recovering from serious health problems, Richard Lowe traveled to Jamaica to celebrate life. “This vacation was my gift to myself for surviving,” he said. Seeing this pair afloat above the waters off Negril Beach, in western Jamaica, Lowe vowed to parasail on his next trip to the resort. The Los Angeles resident used an iPad. To submit your photos, visit our reader photo gallery . When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when. The more we know about a photo, the more likely it is that we'll feature it in "Your Scene," a weekly photo feature that appears online and in print.
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March 19, 2014 | By David Wharton
The past year has been rough for Jamaican track and field, which came under heavy scrutiny after a string of high-profile athletes failed drug tests around the time of the 2013 national championships. On Wednesday, the Jamaicans got some good news. The World Anti-Doping Agency announced that the island nation had corrected a number of significant flaws in its drug control program. "They've done exactly what we've asked them to do to put their program into place," David Howman, WADA's director general, told the Associated Press.
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TRAVEL
January 23, 2011
Jamaica Located in a quiet residential area, Ivanhoe's Guest House is within easy walking distance of downtown Port Antonio and a good base camp for exploring the northwest corner of Jamaica. Owner Lorna Burke offers 10 comfortable rooms and free Internet access. Breakfast is available for an additional charge. Ivanhoe's Guest House, 9 Queen St., Titchfield Hill, Port Antonio; (876) 993-3043. Rooms from $50. Elizabeth Bardsley Burbank
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The U.S. has nothing to lose while Mexico has everything to gain in the final round of World Cup qualifying, which sees the Americans welcoming Jamaica to Kansas City, Kan., on Friday while a desperate Mexico plays host to Panama. The U.S. has already secured a berth in next summer's World Cup in Brazil and with a victory over winless Jamaica it would also move a big step closer to a first-place finish in regional qualifying. Mexico, on the other hand, stands fifth in the regional standings with two matches to play, and only the top three CONCACAF countries automatically advance to Brazil in 2014.
NEWS
September 2, 1988 | Reuters
A tremor registering a magnitude of 4.58 shook Jamaica early today, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
TRAVEL
August 10, 1986
My husband and I had just returned from Jamaica the day before the article by Horace Sutton appeared (July 27). We were fortunate to have stayed at the Plantation Inn he mentioned. This is an outstanding hotel. The atmosphere, staff, food and accommodations are all first-class. Dining is under the stars with music throughout the evening. We were only sorry that we could not kidnap the marvelous old wine steward they have. His jolly, gentlemanly manner will always be remembered each time I'm served a fine bottle of wine.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Ricky (Sheldon Shepherd), the hero of Storm Saulter's ambitious coming-of-age drama "Better Mus' Come," is a man for all seasons. Gangster, community leader, part-time poet, full-time dad, Ricky negotiates the dangerous complexities of the culture of violence inflaming Jamaica in the late '70s, uncertain what path he should take. "You cannot fight the righteous battle with weapons of war," Ricky is told, though, given the political unrest and poverty of his country, the words are easier to say than practice.
NEWS
July 17, 1989 | From Times wire services
President Bush said today he will nominate Glen A. Holden, a Los Angeles insurance executive, to be ambassador to Jamaica. Holden has been the head of the Holden Group in Los Angeles since 1973. He would succeed Michael Sotirhos. Bush also said he has chosen Lannon Walker, a career Foreign Service office and one-time ambassador to Senegal, to be ambassador to Nigeria. He would succeed Princeton Nathan Lyman.
NEWS
October 25, 1987 | United Press International
Twenty-one Colombian youths who stowed away aboard a bauxite freighter hoping to enter the United States were being held on board ship pending their return to Colombia, immigration officials said. The youths, ages 16 to 20, stowed away at Barranquilla, Colombia, on the Sungreen, a Panamanian-registered freighter. The ship landed Thursday at Port Esquivel, about 25 miles west of Kingston, and were confined to the ship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Haiti and Jamaica are at greater risk for destructive tsunamis than previously believed, according to a new study of tsunamis generated during the catastrophic Haiti earthquake in January. The study, published online Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience, raises troubling questions about the possibility of high death tolls should Jamaica be hit by a large earthquake, which could cause populated coastal areas to collapse into the Caribbean Sea and trigger tsunamis that would rebound back to shore.
SPORTS
August 11, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, won his second 100-meter world title by avenging an early-season defeat to American Justin Gatlin on Sunday in rainy Moscow, but the victory came with little fanfare. The usually ebullient Bolt struck his famous "Lighting Bolt" pose only after encouragement from the crowd. There was no high stepping to the finish line with arms spread wide or oh-my-gosh facial expressions. Maybe it's because Jamaican rival Asafa Powell and American Tyson Gay are serving suspensions for using performance-enhancing drugs.
SPORTS
July 15, 2013 | By Philip Hersh
Hey, pro cycling: Move over on that trash heap so there is some room for track and field. Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track's credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis. Sunday, leading U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell, Olympic gold medalist and former world-record holder in the 100 meters, confirmed they had tested positive for banned substances. There were news reports saying Powell was among five Olympic gold medalists from Jamaica who tested positive for stimulants at their national championships last month.
SPORTS
July 14, 2013 | By David Wharton
Just weeks before the world championships in Moscow, the sport of track and field has suffered a major blow with three marquee sprinters testing positive for banned substances. American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson all acknowledged Sunday they had failed drug tests. Gay, who owns the fastest 100-meter time in the world this season, plans to withdraw from the championships. That would deprive the meet of its most-anticipated event, a showdown with six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
SPORTS
June 12, 2013 | Wire Reports
Despite havinig the home-field advantage, Mexico could not manage more than a 0-0 tie with Costa Rica on Tuesday night in a World Cup qualifying game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. It was the fifth tie in six games in the qualifying tournament for Mexico, which is tied with Costa Rica for second place in the standings with eight points each. The United States, which beat Panama, 2-0, leads the North and Central American and Caribbean group with 10 points. Spectators threw objects at Costa Rica captain Carlos Ruiz late in the second half.
SPORTS
June 8, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Brad Evans has always been something of an afterthought with the U.S. national team. He started once in 2009, played in a friendly a year later and was a late substitute in two inconsequential games in 2012. His bio doesn't even appear in U.S. Soccer's 288-page media guide. But anonymity won't be a problem from now on. Because Friday, in the waning moments of stoppage time, Evans went from forgotten man to hero by delivering a soft 10-yard shot from the edge of the box to beat Jamaica, 2-1, in a World Cup qualifier.
SPORTS
June 6, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The last time the U.S. played a soccer match in Jamaica, it wilted in the heat and lost a 2-1 decision on a ragged field. That was nine months ago. So in an effort to keep that from happening again, U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann brought his team to Kingston three days ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier to get it acclimated to the conditions. A bigger issue, however, is determining which team Klinsmann brought with him. Is it the one that conceded three second-half goals in a one-sided loss to Belgium in an international friendly 10 days ago?
SPORTS
June 19, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Bob Bradley has earned a reputation for being conservative and unimaginative during his time atop the U.S. national soccer team. But Sunday, facing one of the sternest tests in his five years as coach, Bradley rolled the dice and came up huge, with the U.S. beating Jamaica, 2-0, in Washington, D.C., to advance to Gold Cup semifinals. The Americans struggled to score in pool play, failing to win their group for the first time in tournament history. Yet Bradley responded by benching Landon Donovan, the most prolific scorer in U.S. history, and starting a formation heavy in the midfield.
SPORTS
December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
PGA Seniors Tour player Butch Baird and LPGA player Chris Johnson combined for a seven-under-par 64 and a one-shot lead in the opening round of the Mazda Champions team tournament Friday at the Tryall Golf and Beach Club. Two teams--Arnold Palmer and Colleen Walker, and Miller Barber and Nancy Lopez--were tied at 65. Baird and Johnson shot bogeyless golf. Baird made five birdies and Johnson two over a course that measures 6,407 yards for the men and 6,296 for the women.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
In her long and illustrious career, Jamaica Kincaid has tackled many genres of literature. So best believe her when she says that her 2013 work "See Now Then" is a novel and a work of fiction. Period. That's why, she said in a discussion with Hector Tobar on Sunday at the Festival of Books, "the most irritating thing" about the reaction to the book has been the insinuation that it is really a roman-a-clef, a memoir disguised as a fiction. "I will assert that if I were a white man this would not be the conversation," Kincaid told the audience at the Embassy Room Auditorium, who responded with a round of applause.
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