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Island country in the Caribbean Sea

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Jamaica: Island country in the Caribbean Sea
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola ; the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands lies some 215 kilometres (134 mi) to the north-west.

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Dua Lipa was 'high on sugar' when she wrote Levitating [Video]

Dua Lipa was 'high on sugar' when she wrote Levitating

Dua Lipa has revealed 'Levitating' was penned after experiencing a sugar rush from doughnuts in Jamaica.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:02Published
Beyonce and JAY-Z sued over Black Effect vocals [Video]

Beyonce and JAY-Z sued over Black Effect vocals

Beyonce and JAY-Z are being sued by Jamaican dancer L'Antoinette Stines, who claims the superstar couple didn't give her proper credit for her part in their song Black Effect.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published
A cool challenge for Jamaican Olympic bobsleigh hopefuls [Video]

A cool challenge for Jamaican Olympic bobsleigh hopefuls

The Jamaican bobsleigh team are used to training without ice, but with British gyms closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, they've had to improvise to keep up their strength.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published
Queen Elizabeth was once 'thrown in the back of a van' after a security breach [Video]

Queen Elizabeth was once 'thrown in the back of a van' after a security breach

The 94-year-old monarch was lifted and thrown into the back of a Land Rover by security guards during a royal tour of Jamaica according to a royal correspondent.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:10Published

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Alfred Fagon statue: Police release photo of man they want to talk to

A statue honouring the Jamaican poet, actor and playwright Alfred Fagon was damaged in Bristol.
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Black playwright's statue in Bristol doused in 'bleach'

A statue honouring the Jamaican poet, actor and playwright Alfred Fagon is attacked in Bristol.
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Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 73

The singer, who had Jamaica's first million-selling single, dies after suffering a stroke.
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Jamaica says one migrant on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirus

One of the 46 people who arrived in Jamaica on a deportation flight from the United States a week ago has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said on Monday.
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'He will die out there': Severely autistic man facing deportation to Jamaica

Mother of Osime Brown says his deportation marks culmination of failings by statutory agencies over the years
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Jamaica declares disaster over coronavirus, seeks Cuban nurses

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday declared the island a disaster area because of the threat of coronavirus infection and said his country is seeking 100 Cuban nurses to help it to cope.
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Jamaica confirms first imported case of coronavirus

Jamaica's ministry of health and wellness confirmed on Tuesday the island nation's first imported case of the coronavirus, in its capital city of Kingston.
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Rochdale grooming gang members remain in UK 18 months after losing court battle against deportation

Exclusive: Home Office accused of prioritising offenders with Jamaican roots over sex abusers
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Cruise operator in talks with Mexico to allow ship to dock amid coronavirus fears

Global cruise operator MSC Cruises was negotiating with Mexican authorities on Wednesday to allow one of its vessels to dock in the Caribbean port of Cozumel, after Jamaica and Grand Cayman barred..
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Cruise ship denied by Jamaica, Grand Cayman on coronavirus fears headed for Mexican port

A passenger cruise ship is headed for Mexico's port city of Cozumel after Jamaican and Grand Cayman authorities barred its passengers from disembarking due to fears of the fast-spreading coronavirus,..
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'One rule for black boys and another for white boys': Corbyn condemns Boris Johnson hypocrisy over Jamaica deportation flights

Labour leader accuses PM of trying to mislead public over seriousness of crimes committed by some of those sent to Caribbean
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Agony of woman whose disabled partner was deported to Jamaica after they couldn't afford to review case

'My three-year-old wakes up every morning and asks: is dada back? I can't explain it to a three-year-old'
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Home Office deportation flight to Jamaica leaves UK despite outrage and court ruling

A deportation flight to Jamaica has left the UK despite widespread outrage and a court ruling which meant dozens of those scheduled to be removed were granted last-minute reprieve.
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Jamaica deportation: Home Office proceeds with flight despite court ruling

It comes after a court ruling put restrictions on who the government could deport to Jamaica.
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UK proceeds with deportation flight

It comes after a court ruling put restrictions on who the government could deport to Jamaica.
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Court ruling stops deportation of some Jamaican nationals, after phone outage left them without legal advice

The courts have halted the deportation of many of Jamaican nationals scheduled to be on a controversial charter flight after it was ruled they were not granted adequate access to legal advice ahead of..
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Government defends mass deportation flight to Jamaica amid backlash from MPs

Minister defends deportation of around 50 Jamaicans – many of whom have been in UK for many years and have British children – as 150 cross-party MPs call on prime minister to halt charter flight
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Tory minister claims deporting people to Jamaica despite them living in UK since childhood is not racist

Campaigners call for removals to be delayed until after publication of Windrush report
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Man who has been in UK since age 11 and has British baby set to be deported on Jamaica charter flight

'I was brought up here. I don't know anything else. I made one mistake in life, and it feels like I tried to kill the Queen'
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Boris Johnson says deportation of dozens of Caribbean nationals must go ahead

Commons hears evidence that Home Office claim all those to be sent to Jamaica are 'serious criminals' is untrue
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'The Home Office is destroying their lives': Father-of-two set to be deported to Jamaica after being 'unlawfully' detained

Exclusive: Second charter flight to Caribbean since Windrush scandal set to leave within weeks
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Major quake shakes Miami and the Caribbean, tsunami threat passes

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the western Caribbean on Tuesday, triggering evacuations as buildings shook across the Cayman Islands, in Jamaica, and in downtown Miami, but with no initial..
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Caribbean earthquake of 7.7 triggers tsunami warnings

The 7.7-magnitude quake hit between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba, prompting tsunami alerts.
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U.S. Secretary of State cautions nations against taking 'easy money' from China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a visit to Jamaica on Wednesday cautioned nations against taking "easy money" from China, warning it could be counterproductive.
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Pompeo says U.S. not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States is not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom after some governments voiced discontent that only certain countries had been..
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'A billion pounds can't buy back my happiness'

Chiplyn Burton was denied entry back into the UK after a trip to Jamaica in the 1970s.
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New Year Honours 2020: 'Extraordinary' nurse becomes MBE

Paulette Bolton emigrated from Jamaica and taught herself to read English using dictionaries.
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce plans Tokyo Olympics 100m & 200m sprint double

Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will also run in the 200m when she defends her Olympic 100m title in Tokyo next year.
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Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World 2019

Toni-Ann Singh was given the title on Saturday's event in ExCel London.
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Jamaican wins Miss World title, says will work for sustainable change

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work for "sustainable change" for women and their children.
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World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher Smith helps Great Britain to women's 4x100m silver

Dina Asher-Smith wins her third medal of the World Championships as Great Britain take silver behind Jamaica in the 4x100m relay.
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World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith claims silver as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m

Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith claims an historic silver medal in the women's 100m as Jamaica's Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold at the World Athletics Championships.
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'My son gives me extra motivation' - Fraser-Pryce on how motherhood keeps her relaxed as she aims for more golds

Jamaican sprint superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on how motherhood and her passion for hair keep her relaxed as she aims to add to her seven world titles.
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Battling for survival on the frontier of climate change

How farmers in Jamaica are using smart technology to cope with more unpredictable weather patterns.
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Brussels Diamond League: Dina Asher-Smith runs season's best to win 100m

Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith posts a season's best time over 100m to beat Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the Diamond League Final in Brussels.
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Usain Bolt's 200m world record 10 years on - 'You've got to be kidding me!'

A look back as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt breaks the 200m world record at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on 20 August 2009.
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Netball World Cup 2019 Highlights: England beat Jamaica

Watch highlights as England beat world number two side Jamaica 56-48 at Liverpool Arena.
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Gold Cup: US beat Jamaica to reach final after 90-minute delay for lightning

Chelsea's new £58m forward Christian Pulisic scores twice to send the United States through to the Gold Cup final, in a game stopped for 90 minutes because of lightning.
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Sean Paul: 'Language barrier' a problem for dancehall artists

The star says people finding patois hard to understand impacts the success of Jamaican musicians.
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Sam Kerr: Chelsea interested in Australia striker

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Chelsea are interested in signing Australia captain Sam Kerr, who lit up the World Cup with four goals against Jamaica.
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Women's World Cup 2019: All the goals as Marta makes history, Kerr hits four & Jamaica celebrate

women's world cup 2019: all the goals as marta makes history, kerr hits four & jamaica celebrate
Watch all the best bits from day 12 of the Women's World Cup featuring Marta's history-making goal and incredible scenes after Jamaica score their first ever World Cup goal.
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Kerr hits four as Australia crushes Jamaica

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Sam Kerr scores four goals and becomes the Women's World Cup joint-top scorer as Australia beat spirited Jamaica to reach the Women's World Cup last 16.
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Women's World Cup 2019: Havana Solaun scores Jamaica’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal

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Havana Solaun scores Jamaica’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal in their final group game of the 2019 tournament.
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Women's World Cup 2019: Sam Kerr heads in Australia’s opener against Jamaica

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Sam Kerr gives Australia the lead with an “excellent header” against Jamaica in their final group game Women’s World Cup.
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Women's World Cup: Italy thrash Jamaica to reach last 16

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Cristiana Girelli's hat-trick and Aurora Galli's stunning strike helps Italy book their place in the Women's World Cup last 16 with victory over Jamaica.
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Women's World Cup 2019: VAR gives both a penalty and a retake for Italy against Jamaica

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Cristiana Girelli puts Italy ahead from the spot at the second attempt as VAR intervenes not only to award the penalty but a retake as well against Jamaica.
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Brazil Women 3-0 Jamaica Women

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Veteran Brazil striker Cristiane scores the first hat-trick of the 2019 Women's World Cup as Jamaica's debut at the tournament ends in defeat in Grenoble.
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Women's World Cup 2019: Brazil's Cristiane seals hat-trick with brilliant free kick

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Cristiane gets her hat-trick with a free kick as Brazil go 3-0 up against Jamaica in Group C of the Women's World Cup 2019.
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Women's World Cup: Marta unlikely to feature for Brazil against Jamaica

women's world cup: marta unlikely to feature for brazil against jamaica
Six-time world player of the year Marta is unlikely to feature in Brazil's World Cup opener against Jamaica on Sunday because of a thigh injury.
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