Latest Jamaica News

Usain Bolt fires business manager over Jamaica fraud case

Jan. 27, 2023 18:21 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt told reporters Friday that he is baffled over how $12.7 million of his money has gone missing from a local private investment firm that authorities are investigating as part of a massive fraud that began more than a decade ago. ...

Jamaica: FBI to help probe massive fraud case targeting Bolt

Jan. 24, 2023 10:17 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaica’s government has turned to the FBI for help as it investigates a massive fraud case involving a private investment firm where $12.7 million belonging to renowned sprinter Usain Bolt has gone missing. The fraud lasted 13 years and also ensnared elderly...

Former supermodel tells story of homelessness to revival

Jan. 22, 2023 03:12 AM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From selling juice at her local market in Jamaica at 11 years old to walking London Fashion Week with no modeling background, one thing has held true throughout Nadine Willis’ life. She is a people person. Her customers today at Publix would agree....

Boyfriend of woman slain in 2018 changes plea to guilty

Jan. 20, 2023 13:51 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with killing his live-in girlfriend in 2018 then fleeing to Jamaica where he evaded authorities for nearly two years pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Leroy Headley, 41, had originally...

Jamaica under scrutiny for fraud scandal that hit Usain Bolt

Jan. 20, 2023 12:50 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An investigation into a private investment firm in Jamaica where $12.7 million belonging to sprinter Usain Bolt is missing has sparked criticism over the government's handling of the case, with one top official forced to resign amid one of the largest fraud scandals...

Attorneys: Jamaica's Usain Bolt missing $12.7M from account

Jan. 18, 2023 15:03 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lawyers for Usain Bolt, one of the world’s greatest sprinters, said Wednesday that more than $12.7 million is missing from his account with a private investment firm in Jamaica that authorities are investigating. Attorney Linton P. Gordon provided The...

Group faces civil rights penalties for race-motivated banner

Jan. 17, 2023 16:21 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group accused of displaying “Keep New England White" banners from an overpass in New Hampshire faces state Civil Rights Act violations, the attorney general's office said Tuesday. The complaints allege that on July 30, 2022, the Nationalist Social Club,...

Jamaica probes fraud allegations at private investment firm

Jan. 13, 2023 14:18 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Financial authorities in Jamaica said they are investigating allegations of fraud at Stocks & Securities Ltd., a private wealth management company based in the capital of Kingston. The company’s clients include Usain Bolt, one of the world’s...

Pelé invigorated US soccer, paved way for '94 World Cup, MLS

Dec. 30, 2022 12:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Toye traveled to Jamaica and walked unannounced into the hotel where the Brazilian club Santos was staying ahead of a friendly against the Reggae Boyz in January 1971. Pelé was sitting by the pool, and the New York Cosmos general manager began the cold call that changed...

Russian hurdler stripped of 2012 Olympics gold for doping

Dec. 21, 2022 12:37 PM EST

MONACO (AP) — Russian 400-meter hurdler Natalya Antyukh will lose her gold medal from the 2012 London Games due to doping, putting American Lashinda Demus in position to be named the champion more than a decade after the race. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping...