Jamaica

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If I could visit a particular period in music it would be 1960s Jamaica. Traditional musical styles such as mento and calypso had started to merge wit(...)

 Joanna Lambe and Michaela Walsh: no longer a case of being on Taylor’s undercard. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the bus on the way back to the hotel in Jeju City last night Dutch middleweight Fontijn Nouchka told a story of how in 2012 she was given the oppor(...)

Denis O’Brien in conversation with Reza Jafari of e-Development International, at the GETHealth, Global Education & Technology Health Summit, in Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien has challenged Google, Facebook and other internet companies to contribute to the cost of making broadband availab(...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien: will have received nearly all of the dividend of $10 million paid by  the company in the first quarter.  Photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters

Revenues at Denis O’Brien’s telecoms group Digicel, which has operations in the Caribbean, Central America and the south Pacific, were flat in the (...)

 Ian Paisley preaches to the 12,000 strong congregation at the King’s Hall in Belfast on the 40th anniversary of the free Presbyterian Church. Photograph: Pacemaker

A gifted preacher with a coruscating turn of phrase, Ian Paisley was a compelling religious leader, whose energy, deep faith and passionately-expresse(...)

Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)

A Colombian anti-drugs police officer checks bales of marijuana, part of a load of five tons, seized on the outskirts of Cali, Colombia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Increasing numbers of women are being locked up in the ferocious prison systems of Latin America in the so-called “war against drugs”. Often poor and (...)

Andrew Balbirnie:  his unbeaten 103 helped Leinster claim the reverse fixture at Milverton at the beginning of May. Inpho/Presseye/Rowland White

After defending their three-day title with a weather-affected draw against the Northern Knights during the week, Leinster Lightning will set their si(...)

Jamaica’s sprint superstar anchors the men’s relay team to bring home gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Hamden Park, Scotland . Photograph: Getty Images

Usain Bolt took barely nine seconds to land his first Commonwealth Games gold medal by anchoring Jamaica to four-by-100m glory at Hampden Park – but h(...)

Despite inheriting a stately home and 800 acres of land, Jeremy Ulick Browne Altamont, the 11th Marquess of Sligo and 13th Earl of Altamont, who has d(...)

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