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Sunday Observer ‘Dudus’ design takes the prize

US website says local tabloid has better pictures than American papers.

Sunday, March 21, 2010    

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LAST week's Sunday Observer front page showing US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bruce Golding in the boxing ring, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as referee, was voted the number one front page in an online survey of Sunday papers.

The popular website Gawker.com under the title "Sunday Papers: Obama Photoshops His Shirt Off and Pill Parties Are Back", said: In a special new Sunday newspaper roundup, we discover that Jamaica has the best photo illustrations and a (strongman) named "Dudus Coke."

The Sunday Observer's front page was designed by art director Rorie Atkinson.

Gawker added: "The Jamaica Observer has better pictures than American papers do. They lead with a rumoured throwdown between Jamaican and US governments over the extradition of alleged crime boss/arms dealer/drug trafficker Christopher 'Dudus' Coke."

The website joked about the irony of Coke's name and the charge of drug running and added: "Jamaica won't want to hand him over because they think US investigators broke local privacy laws. Now they may see UN mediation, all of which is a far tamer story than multiple rad picture of shirtless world leaders boxing (with referee Ban Ki-Moon!) would suggest. What, that's not how diplomacy works? Silvio Berlusconi is quitting."

The newspapers beaten by the Sunday Observer included big name publications such as the New York Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post and the Daily News as shown in collage below:

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