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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: a limitless genius who took Jamaica into the future

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“Until reggae it was all Kingston … Kingston, Kingston, Kingston! Ska? … Rocksteady? … they were Kingston things with the same Kingston men doing the same Kingston things.” Lee “Scratch” Perry – who has died aged 85 –...

Jamaica calls for deportation flight from UK to be halted over Covid fears

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The Jamaican government has called on the Home Office to halt a controversial deportation flight to the island nation scheduled to leave on Wednesday due to concerns over “importing” the Delta variant of Covid, the Gu...

Carli Lloyd scores after 24 seconds as USWNT ease past Jamaica

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Carli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the US women’s national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series. The US women are undefeated in 41 straight matches, the third-longest st...

From Jamaica Inn to Treasure Island: the best books about the sea

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I miss the sea. Through lockdown in particular I have envied people who live on the coast, and have read tales of wild swimming on cold mornings with deep longing, able almost to taste the salt and hear the waves, and...

Sergiño Dest opens USA account with flair in 4-1 friendly win over Jamaica

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Sergiño Dest scored his first international goal with a spectacular 25-yard shot, Sebastian Lletget added a pair of second-half goals and the United States beat Jamaica 4-1 in a friendly on Thursday night in Austria. ...

‘We want the best’: Jamaica turn to England-raised talent in glory hunt

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“It’s not quite what we are accustomed to, but we are making the most of it,” says Michael Ricketts of the climate in Wiener Neustadt. The president of the Jamaican Football Federation is with his team in Austria for ...