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Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment General Manager Lorna Gooden says that the tote board on the infield at Caymanas Park will be demolished later this month. This is because it will be replaced by a digital one. “We will be demolishing that...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Assistant coach of the Jamaica Scorpions Nikita Miller warns that there is no room for complacency in the national side ahead of their opening game in the Regional Super50 Cup against defending champions Trinidad and Tobago. The Scorpions, who last...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has sought to assure cricketing interests that the sport is not being neglected in resumption talks, on the back of concerns raised by chief executive officer of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Courtney...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jockey Shane Ellis says he is aiming to make his return to the saddle with a bang on the nine-race card at Caymanas Park today. Ellis will be making his comeback after almost three months out with a fractured collarbone, after falling from his...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts and Dr Donovan Bennett, first vice-president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), are encouraging Jamaican athletes to take the COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available. The...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said a national risk assessment will have to done before a permit can be granted for the resumption of sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tufton said that his ministry has held dialogue with...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Chairman Solomon Sharpe says that the number of race days for this year has been increased from 80 to 85. Plans are also being made for an increase in purse this season. “For the past few years we have been...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Omar Hawes, head coach of the newly formed Calabar-based Legacy Athletics, believes that the club has assembled an impressive group of athletes as they seek to establish themselves as one of the top track and field outfits in the world. Legacy...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts said his organisation has set aside a date in February for the restart of the Jamaica Premier League (JPL). This comes after previous deadlines, set for October and November 2020,...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having recorded her second straight victory of the year, jockey Abigail Able believes that she now has an outside chance of winning this year’s championship. Able will be aiming to achieve a feat that no other female jockey has been able to...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball defender Malysha Kelly says she has no plans to retire from the sport anything soon, as she prepares to suit up for the Seven Stars in this season’s Vitality Netball Superleague in the United Kingdom (UK). Kelly, who turned...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) Christopher Williams, is pressing the Government to facilitate the resumption of football while refuting claims that this season’s Jamaica Premier League (JPL) competition will not be...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sagicor Group President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Zacca said the aim of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run this year is to raise $50 million. This year’s event will be done primarily virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says rehabilitation work on the National Stadium track is almost complete and the facility will be ready for action shortly. Grange told The Gleaner that the refurbishing of the track should have been completed last...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Manager at Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, Lorna Gooden, described the last 12 months as a very testing yet rewarding period for the local racing industry, which rebounded well after being brought to a standstill by the...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite featuring in only one international series in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls shone brightly around the world for their respective clubs in 2020. The Sunshine Girls began the year brilliantly as they defeated...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary Dalton Wint says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is ensuring that conflicts between the body and players will be avoided in sorting out all necessary payments and contracts details with them soon. Players have publicly...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having twice been named in the Australian Suncorp Netball Super League Team of theYear in as many seasons, national senior team defender Shamera Sterling has now set her sights on winning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award next season. Sterling,...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having wrapped up his second consecutive Trainer’s Championship title at Caymanas Park on Sunday, Anthony Nunes said he has nothing to fear from rivals as he plans how to repeat his success next year. Nunes tallied stakes earnings of $55,090,430 to...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Apprentice jockey Raddesh Roman is now facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a shoulder injury at Caymanas Park recently. Roman, 22, is awaiting surgery on his right shoulder after falling from UNION FOUR during exercise after...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures (SV) has signed a five-year sponsorship deal with Australia-based international betting company BetMakers Technology Group. SV Chairman Gary Peart, who did not disclose the sponsorship figure, made the announcement during a...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former national Under-20 women’s football team coach Xavier Gilbert said he would be applying for the position of coach of the Under-17 women’s team once it has been advertised by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). The national Under-17 women’...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Executive Chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Gary Peart believes that his company’s combined $25.3 million sponsorship of the Supreme Championship Boxing Day weekend race meets is a clear indication of their commitment to the local racing...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team coach Connie Francis says that the inclusion of Malysha Kelly in the Sunshine Girls’ 15-member squad is a boost for the team ahead of their four-Test series against rivals and hosts England next month. The series will...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The island’s high-school athletes will be on show at the Tyser Mills Classics at Calabar High School this morning at 9. The meet, which is in its 15th year, will serve as a qualifier for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championship...

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