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September 15, 1988 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Among the 80,000 native Jamaicans who live in Los Angeles, Stone Market is a cultural and culinary outpost. It is to the hectic, little store at 6700 S. Crenshaw Blvd. in the Hyde Park area that many come to buy mango nectar, peppery spices and other imported Caribbean foods.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By August Brown
Vybz Kartel, the popular Jamaican dancehall artist, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in the murder of an associate, according to the BBC .  The 38-year-old singer, born Adidja Palmer, is one of the biggest stars in Jamaican music. American audiences know him from his vocals on Major Lazer's club hit "Pon De Floor," which Beyoncé sampled for "Run the World (Girls). " Palmer and three other men were sentenced after being convicted of the 2011 murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams in a dispute over missing firearms.
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NEWS
October 14, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
In a nationwide crackdown on Jamaican organized crime groups, authorities have arrested 219 people, including seven in Los Angeles, on charges involving cocaine trafficking, illegal immigration and use of illegal firearms, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh announced Thursday. The coordinated effort, marked by arrests in 20 cities, culminates a two-year federal investigation of gangs that are believed to control 40% of the U.S.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
September 11, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times
There's no parsing the importance of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier for the U.S. national team. "It's huge," forward Jozy Altidore told reporters of the game with Jamaica at a sold-out Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. "We have to win. Everybody feels that a little bit. If we don't win, it gets pretty scary. " Only the top two teams in the four-nation group move on to next year's final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. After losing to Jamaica for the first time ever last week in Kingston, anything less than a victory Tuesday could drop the U.S. behind both Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala with two games left.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1990 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smoky incense sticks burned over the door. Reggae gospel boomed over speakers Monday into the gritty Los Angeles street. The bloody shoot-'em-up film "Marked for Death," in which a white hero does battle with a criminal gang of black men in dreadlocks, had inspired a protest in Hyde Park, Jamaican-style.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1985 | United Press International
Jamaacan officials seized a U.S.-registered vessel with seven tons of marijuana and arrested an American, two Cuban-Americans and two Jamaicans aboard, the government news agency JAMPRESS said last week. JAMPRESS said the vessel, the name of which was not given, was seized Wednesday by the Jamaica Defense Force 11 miles off the island's north coast.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
August 26, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
Wade Boggs reached 3,000 hits, but that achievement didn't change Kirk Gibson's feelings about the Tampa Bay Devil Ray third baseman. "When he kissed home plate, I rolled my eyes," said Gibson, the former Dodger hero who is now a Detroit Tiger broadcaster. "That was vintage Wade. That's the reason he doesn't get respect. He's me-me, I-I. I don't take away his 3,000 hits, that's a great achievement. But it takes 25 guys to win a championship."
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
February 15, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
SOCHI, Russia - The Jamaican bobsled team won't reach the podium here unless nearly everyone else gets lost on the way to the track Sunday. But if there were a competition for the most popular team in the Caucasus Mountains, they'd be a lock for gold. Making their first Olympic appearance since 2002, the Jamaican bobsled team has enjoyed rock-star status here. Giddy volunteers clap when they walk by, reporters line up for interviews and fellow Olympians continually ask them to pose for pictures.
WORLD
November 29, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Jamaican authorities have seized 3,300 warheads and a missile-making machine at the port of Kingston and sought help from international police in tracking the shipper, Jamaican media reported Friday. The unauthorized arms shipment was discovered Thursday afternoon in a police and customs operation carried out at a berth of Kingston Wharves, the RJR News site reported. A high-level investigation has been launched, and Jamaican police have asked for assistance from international law enforcement, the news service said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2013 | By August Brown
If any Pop & Hiss readers were wondering where your intrepid dance music writer was the last week, I'm thrilled to say that the short answer is this: a Jamaican vegan trap-music bar with a "Cool Runnings" theme and a fake beach that abuts the Berlin Wall in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Sure, Berghain's just down the street. But for what it's worth, I'm siding with YAAM as my favorite nightclub in Berlin, which is the best nightclub city on Earth right now.  I was over there visiting an ex-patriated old friend and full-time Berliner musician.
NATIONAL
October 16, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
At least four women died when a boat capsized early Wednesday off the coast of South Florida, U.S. Coast Guard officials said, in the latest example of the recent tragedies worldwide of illegally transporting people from poorer to wealthier nations. Eleven survivors were rescued after the boat carrying mainly Haitian and Jamaican nationals turned over, Coast Guard Petty Officer Sabrina Laberdesque told the Los Angeles Times. One of those aboard the recreational vessel was injured, she said.
SPORTS
October 3, 2013 | By David Wharton
Sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown can resume competing immediately after Jamaican sports authorities resolved her doping case with only a public warning. Five months ago, Campbell-Brown tested positive for a banned diuretic. While under suspension, she missed Jamaica's national championships and could not compete in the recent world championships. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Assn. said in a statement Wednesday that its disciplinary committee "recommended that a reprimand without any period of ineligibility would be appropriate.
SPORTS
September 6, 2013 | By David Wharton
Duplicate tests have confirmed that five Jamaican athletes -- including marquee sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson -- were caught with banned substances in their systems. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said the athletes' second samples were tested at a Montreal lab accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Associated Press reported. The test results made headlines in August when Powell and Simpson withdrew from the world track and field championships in Moscow.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1987 | L.N. HALLIBURTON
Memory, for some, is triggered by madeleines dipped into lime-blossom tea. For others, rice and peas and jerk chicken will do. Several recent visits to Jamaica Jamaica hurtled me right back to the Caribbean neighborhood I lived in in New York. Once a year, on Labor Day, the streets exploded into full-scale carnival with steel bands, floats from all the islands and vendors hawking salt fish fritters, fresh fruit elixirs and curried goat.
SPORTS
August 17, 2013 | Wire reports
Usain Bolt almost worked up more of a sweat dancing Saturday than he did in dashing to the 200-meter title at the world track and field championships in Moscow. Bolt, who had tired legs and an aching foot, clocked 19.66 seconds despite easing up about 60 meters to go. He hopped and skipped to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds," much to the thrill of the crowd. In the women's 400 relay, Russia beat the United States, which was without the injured Allyson Felix , by 0.22 seconds.
SPORTS
July 15, 2013 | By David Wharton
Italian police raided the hotel where Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were staying after news broke that the Jamaican sprinters had tested positive for banned substances. The rooms of the athletes and their Canadian physical trainer, Christopher Xuereb, were searched and drugs were confiscated, authorities told Sky Sports . The raid took place Monday morning at a hotel in northeast Italy. No arrests were made and it was not known if the confiscated drugs were illegal or banned.
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