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Archaeologists seek world heritage status for Port Royal

Archaeologists in Jamaica are seeking UNESCO world heritage status for Port Royal, known as the "wickedest city on Earth". The sunken 17th century city was once a bustling place where buccaneers including Henry Morgan docked in search of rum, women and boat repairs. In recent days, international consultants have conducted painstaking surveys

Extinct flightless Jamaican bird clubbed rivals

The remains of an extinct flightless bird who would club its victims with its wings has been discovered in Jamaica. The boney bludgeons carried by Xenicibis xympithecus are unlike anything else known in the bird world - or in mammals, reptiles or amphibians. Writing in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B, the