No Bolt but Jamaicans happy to be taking part

Conroy O'Malley, coach of Jamaica at the Hong Kong Sevens press conference. Photo: Xinhua

Debutants Jamaica entered the stadium to thunderous applause their coach Conroy O'Malley put down to the Usain Bolt factor, as the tiny nation rides a wave of sporting popularity instigated by the flamboyant six-time Olympic sprinting champion's exploits.

Saturday, 23 March, 2013, 4:41am

Group probes 10 killings by Jamaica forces

An independent panel in Jamaica that investigates allegations of abuses by security forces says there have been 10 fatal shootings of civilians in the first 10 days of this year.

11 Jan 2013 - 12:23pm

Jürgen Klinsmann rues United States' World Cup qualifying loss to Jamaica

Juergen Klinsmann

US coach Juergen Klinsmann wants his squad to play smarter and simpler football after a stinging 2-1 loss at Jamaica in a World Cup qualifying match.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:21am

Bolt and Blake destroy rivals for Jamaica double

Jamaica's Yohan Blake celebrates after winning the 100m in Lausanne in 9.69 seconds. Photo: Reuters

Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran 19.58 seconds for victory in the 200 metres at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting while Yohan Blake equalled the third fastest time ever to win the 100 metres in 9.69.

25 Aug 2012 - 3:17am

Land of wood and water

Jamaica is a colourful island nation of 2.8 million people in the Caribbean Sea, east of Mexico. The people living there, when it was discovered, called it 'the land of wood and water' and 'the land of springs'. It is the home of reggae, ska, mento and rocksteady music.

The island's history

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

Unpolished gem looks real find

Filled with dreamy ballads, Beyonce's new album, 4, is a departure from her earlier work. The slow and passionate opener, 1+1, sets the tone for the entire album, which goes from powerful R&B to flirty tracks filled with whimsical lyrics about relationships and love.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


The edgy, intense capital of Jamaica is a great destination for those who are less interested in beaches than in music, art, food and Bob Marley.

1. Legend

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Milu magic does it for Jamaica

Flamboyant Serbian masterminds his second Lunar New Year Cup trophy

Bora Milutinovic did it again. Call him the magician or master tactician, the flamboyant Serbian coach steered the Jamaica Olympic team to an improbable victory over the China Olympic team to win the Lunar New Year Cup after a sudden-death penalty shoot-out at Hong Kong Stadium.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Penalty shootout curse continues to haunt HK

Hong Kong coach Casemiro Mior can't remember the last time the Hong Kong League XI won a penalty shootout and the trend continued as the hosts bowed out of the Lunar New Year Cup feeling hard done once again.

20 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


1 Nine Mile: Bob Marley Shrine

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Chant Down Babylon

Bob Marley - Chant Down Babylon (Tuff Gong/Island) Too much technology is a bad thing. You can create a Frankenstein's monster of an album with loops, effects and samples; you can also create a risible artificiality by trying to pass something off as the work a star performer might have created had he lived long enough.

26 Nov 1999 - 12:00am