Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
Published: Monday Tuesday | August 18, 2009
Fraser adds World title to Olympic crown - Sets new national record at 10.73 - Jamaica cops silver, as Kerron Stewart finishes in fast 10.75
Berlin, Germany: Shelly-Ann Fraser sped to a national-record 10.73 seconds to add the world 100 metres title to her Olympic crown at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany, last night. Two Jamaican women hit the line almost together as Kerron Stewart... Read More...Jamaica erupts into scenes of festivity
Half-Way Tree - It has become a regular part of the local celebrations for international championships - for Jamaicans to lock down Half-Way Tree. Though yesterday's festivities were a bit more low-key than previous times... Read More...Gold brings smiles to family
Just seconds before the race got under way yesterday, Shelly-Ann Fraser's mother, Maxine Simpson, though many miles away, was heard giving instructions to her daughter."Focus, sweetheart. Don't think about the race... Read More...Stewart's family still proud
While numbering just four, they erupted like a 50-man choir around the television as the starter's gun set things in motion for the women's 100-metres final at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. "Run! Go Kerron! Go!" and "Yeah, you can do it!" ... Read More...Aleen still St Mary's darling
Though she did not win a medal in the finals of the women's 100 metres yesterday, Aleen Bailey, is still the darling of Baccaswood district, her hometown in St Mary."Aleen is a motivator and I know she has been like a big sister... Read More...Veronica's mom hopes for more - Looks forward to 200m; worries that Jamaicans could turn on her daughter
Things were a little subdued this time around. Neighbours and visitors did not pour into the house in Angels Estate, St Catherine, where Veronica Campbell-Brown's mother and siblings live. This time, only Pam Bailey and the children sat in front of the television... Read More...JTA conference pauses for 'pocket rocket'
The 45th annual conference of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) being held at the Sunset Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, St Ann, was halted yesterday as its members joined guests in the hotel lobby to witness Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser capture ... Read More...