Latest Jamaica News

Messi 2 goals, accosted twice, Argentina tops Jamaica 3-0

Sep. 28, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Lionel Messi responded to an in-game, on-field request for a signature with a signature goal. Messi scored two goals and was twice accosted by fans running on the field as Argentina extended its unbeaten streak to 35 matches over three years by beating Jamaica...

Heimer Hallgrímsson hired to coach Jamaica's national team

Sep. 16, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

Former Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrímsson was hired Friday to coach Jamaica's men's national soccer team. He replaced Paul Hall, who quit in June after CONCACAF Nations League matches against Mexico and Suriname. Hall was hired after Theodore Whitmore left in December, eight matches...

Atlanta's Thiago Almada in Argentina squad for friendlies

Sep. 15, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Atlanta United forward Thiago Almada was included in Argentina's 28-man squad Thursday for two World Cup warm-up matches to be played in the United States this month. The team will face Honduras on Sept. 23 in Miami and Jamaica four days later in New...

'A servant queen': World pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 09, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Across the globe, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has prompted reflections on the historic sweep of her reign and how she succeeded in presiding over the end of Britain's colonial empire and embracing the independence of her former dominions. Tributes...

Queen Elizabeth II has died: Live updates

Sep. 09, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

TORONTO — Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at his final concert in Toronto on Thursday night, saying he was inspired by her and is sad she is gone. “She led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace and decency and genuine caring,”...

'A stalwart': World mourns Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 08, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Condolences poured in from around the world Thursday after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who became a global icon of calmness and fortitude through decades of political upheaval and social changes at home and abroad. Elizabeth, who had been on the throne since...

Jets' Laken Tomlinson driven by loss of first-born daughter

Aug. 25, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Laken Tomlinson took off his New York Jets cap, folded his hands in front of his face and cried. The grief of losing his daughter 18 days after she was born is still raw and painful. The tears are part of the healing process, one that has...

Body matching description of missing Jamaican man found

Aug. 18, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A body matching the description of one of the two brothers from Jamaica who went missing last weekend after jumping from a Martha's Vineyard bridge featured in the movie “Jaws” has been found, state police said Thursday. The body was discovered by a...

Search halted for 2nd brother who jumped off 'Jaws Bridge'

Aug. 16, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The search for the second of two brothers from Jamaica who went missing after jumping into the water from a Massachusetts bridge featured in the movie “Jaws” has been suspended because of hazardous conditions, state police said Tuesday. Tavaris Bulgin,...

Ex-lawmaker in Hawaii bribery case donates to campaigns

Aug. 05, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The campaign committee of former Hawaii Democratic state Rep. Ty Cullen, who pleaded guilty earlier this year after taking bribes, donated to two candidates for the state House of Representatives last month. State Campaign Spending Commission data says Friends of...