Jamaican-German Sends Nadal Crashing Out Of Wimbledon

Jamaican-German Sends Nadal Crashing Out Of Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown yesterday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England Club. Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, slumped to a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 second-round defeat against the world number 102 who hit 13 aces and 58 winners. It was the 29-year-old's first ever defeat to a qualifier at a Grand Slam and came in the aftermath of losing his French Open crown where he h...

Tropical Rhythms Introduces New Latino Flavour To Its Line-up

Tropical Rhythms Introduces New Latino Flavour To Its Line-up
GRACEKENNEDY has introduced a pineapple coconut flavour to the market via its Tropical Rhythms brand. The new flavour comes in line with the company's most recent investment of US$200,000 ($23.2 million) on the production of recyclable plastic labels to increase its attractiveness on the global market. Group CEO Don Wehby told the Jamaica Observer that the coconut flavour combined with the delicious tropical pineapple flavour was deemed desirable by ...

JAS Expecting 120,000 At Denbigh 2015

JAS Expecting 120,000 At Denbigh 2015
THE Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is expecting the 52-acre Denbigh Showground in Clarendon to be abuzz with activities from July 31 to August 2, with the staging of the 63rd Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. In fact, the JAS, organiser of the annual three-day event, is expecting more than 120,000 people to attend Denbigh this year. The highly anticipated event, considered to be the premier agro-industrial show in Jamaica and the En...

JAMMing For More Reggae

JAMMing For More Reggae
THE call has come for a mandated quota of Jamaican content on local radio and television. Leading the way is chairman of the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), Danny Browne. Speaking at the conference to mark International Reggae Day at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday, he cited countries such as Canada, Australia, France and Nigeria which all have local content quotas - as high as 80 per cent. "None of these countries has given the ...

Water Shortage Now Critical, Says Pickersgill

Water Shortage Now Critical, Says Pickersgill
THE Government has sounded the alarm that the dry spell that the country is now experiencing will not let up anytime soon, with the situation already reaching critical proportions in some parishes, such as Clarendon and St Thomas. Jamaicans can expect that if there is no significant rainfall, the drought, which has already forced the National Water Commission (NWC) to implement a tight schedule of lock-offs, will affect the island until at least the end...