The Jamaican family of Kamala Harris reacts to her VP nomination | AFP

The Jamaican cousins of Kamala Harris, the newly nominated Democratic candidate for the vice presidency of the United States say she is the perfect woman for the job saying, “She will bring good changes to the world, as a leading country of the world” and that, “she definitely has the substance, the toughness and the determination to do it.” Harris, who has a Jamaican father, could make history becoming the first Black, Asian American, female VP in November’s election.

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Indians in Houston react to Kamala Harris as potential VP | AFP

In Houston’s Little India, also called the Mahatma Gandhi District, Indians give their views on Joe Biden naming Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick. Harris is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants to the US.

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Is this buffalo racer India’s Usain Bolt? | AFP

An Indian buffalo racer has become a sensation, following a blistering race late January. People praised him on social media and compared him to retired Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt. But running on paddy fields is very different from racing on the track , says the 28-year-old.

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Jamaican scientist seeks to bring back ganja weeds of old | AFP

A supreme ganja, smoked by Rastas and even Bob Marley himself in the 1970s? This pipe dream of every self-respecting ganja aficionado is becoming a reality again thanks to the horticultural talents of a scientist in Jamaica.

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On This Day 6th Feb 1945

Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley was born in 1945. (Feb. 6)

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Usain Bolt brings ‘a little piece of Jamaica’ to London with his new restaurant

(15 Nov 2018) Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt throws open the doors to his flagship Jamaican restaurant, Tracks and Records, in London. (Nov. 15)

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Faltering Jamaicans give Bolt the Commonwealth blues

Blake “stumbled a little bit”, says Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt in Gold Coast, Australia, after Yohan Blake’s 100m flop on at the Commonwealth Games, when he had to settle for bronze.

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Jamaican act Flourgon sues Miley Cyrus over “We Can’t Stop”; Harper Lee estate sues over “Mockingbird” Broadway version; George Lucas breaks ground on LA’s Museum of Narrative Art. (March 15)

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Olympics: Nigerians meet their Olympic bobsled team

Nigerians meet their Winter Olympic bobsled team for the first time just one week before the start of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, giving them a rousing send-off. Thirty years after a Jamaican squad became a global sensation, the trio of Nigerian women Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga will become the first African bobsleigh team in Winter Olympic history.

Athletics/Bolt on Neymar: “He’s a wonderful player”

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt says Neymar “is just a wonderful player, outstanding, just by watching his Instagram, he seems like a cool person,” amid rumours that the Brazilian football star will be transferred, during a press conference in London. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES

Athletics: Jamaican speedster Bolt says retirement will be a joy

Usain Bolt has no regrets as he prepares to hang up his spikes in August and says he is looking forward to watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a spectator. The reigning Olympic and World champion in the 100m and 200m will run his last race on Jamaican soil at the second annual Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Life in fast lane began in village of Sherwood Content for Bolt

As Usain Bolt prepares to take part in his last race in Jamaica, his father talks about his son’s childhood and plans after retirement from the rugged and isolated Jamaican village of Sherwood Content where the global sports icon has its roots.

Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens (Full Length)

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In Jamaica, attacks, murder, and rape are common occurrences against LGBTI people, with little to no retribution or justice brought against those responsible.

After being forced from shacks, derelict buildings, and their own families, many homeless LGBTI Jamaicans have found refuge in the storm drainage systems of Kingston — known locally as the gully. For trans girls and gay men unable or unwilling to hide their sexuality, the sense of community and relative safety the gully provides acts as a welcome sanctuary, and for many, a hope of change to come.

VICE News travelled to the New Kingston area to see what LGBTI life is like in Jamaica — where just being who you are can mean living a life underground.

This unique community has found solace in the lyrics of street life and struggle of the recently incarcerated singer Vybz Kartel, a national hero of sorts and considered “The Voice of the Jamaican Guetto” by many. Check out the unofficial video for “Beautiful Girl” by Vybz Kartel, the “”voice of the Jamaican ghetto” at Noisey: http://bit.ly/1l7eE0P

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