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Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Although all-rounder Jason Holder no longer holds the captaincy of the West Indies Test team, former national spinner Nikita Miller says that the decision may serve to his benefit in the long run. The 29-year-old Barbadian was replaced by his...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation President Nelson Christopher Stokes outlined that the organisation is looking to raise US$2 million (J$291 million) for their 2022 Winter Olympics campaign by tapping into the world of financial technology...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former West Indies cricketers Nikita Miller and Nehemiah Perry have given West Indies Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite passing grades for his performances and leadership during the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka in Antigua. The 28-year-...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national player turned manager Jobi McAnuff says the recognition of his role as interim manager of English League Two side, Leyton Orient has given him more motivation to succeed as a member of the small complement of black coaches in...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Having secured another opportunity to compete in the Supercar class, RallyCross driver Fraser McConnell says that he is determined to rise to heightened expectations as he prepares for his sophomore season competing at the elite level. The 22-year-...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 9:39 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The man who became the hero of a nation all the way back in 1998 when he headed in a Ricardo Gardener cross to give Jamaica its first goal in the World Cup has all right to speak about the nation’s football. And speak he has. Despite watching...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:04 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association First Vice President Ian Forbes and national jumps coach Kerry Lee Ricketts have both welcomed the World Athletics Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics campaign. This is because they believe...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national player Robbie Earle says that he is pleased with the work national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore has done with the Reggae Boyz recently. Earle was speaking on CBS’s Que Golazo podcast on Thursday,...

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2021 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National striker Khadija Shaw says it was important for her to be one of the main voices behind the Reggae Girlz's pay dispute with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) in 2019 to not only stand up for her teammates, but for the next generation of...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National youth coach Lennox Lindo and Urban Knights manager Gordon Porter have come out in support of national basketballer and University of Illinois sophomore Kofi Cockburn, after reports that he was subjected to racial abuse online following his...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

A $40-million loss, which was in part influenced by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, has forced the handlers of the island’s premier cricketing venue, Sabina Park, to reassess plans for the redevelopment of the facility. In 2018, the...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Head coach of Rusea’s High School’s track and field team, Roderick Miles, and Calabar’s assistant coach, Errol Messiah, are in favour of moving the meet days for the developmental season to adapt to further curfew restrictions announced by the...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) President Wilford Heaven says that the country still intends to host a Test match at some point this year in spite of concerns regarding growing active COVID-19 cases. In a Gleaner interview on January 18, Heaven...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 10:06 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Football Federation’s issues with players and a general sense of disorganisation is hampering the preparation of the Reggae Boyz for the Gold Cup and could be the difference between disaster and failure. Published March 19, 2021...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:29 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) First Vice-President Ian Forbes says that he is cautiously optimistic that the developmental season will be able to continue in the wake of the latest COVID-19 restrictions announced last night....

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national assistant Bradley Stewart says that the latest obstacles ahead of the international friendly between Jamaica and the United States of America next week put head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore at a disadvantage in meaningful...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The Reggae Boyz training camp which was supposed to be used as preparation for next week’s friendly international against the United States has been cancelled. In a release today, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), citing developments in...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says that he does not foresee any problems with clubs releasing national players for their international friendly against the United States of America (US) next week despite concerns...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The further delay of the 2021 Carifta Games to August, as well as the close proximity of the World Under 20 Championships, will present decisions over which competitions to prioritise, according to Corey Bennett and Michael Dyke, head coaches at...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) President Garth Gayle has reiterated his administration’s commitment for the country to be equally represented at both major junior championships this year, in light of the further delay of the...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With a week to go before the start of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, national players Kofi Cockburn and Jordan Kellier hope to boost their schools’ chances of being selected to the tournament, as they compete in their respective...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The Gleaner has been reliably informed that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and members of the country’s national senior men’s team - the Reggae Boyz, are back at the negotiation table, after the players submitted a revised offer of US$3,000...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

After more than a year without competition, national gymnast Danusia Francis says that she is excited not only for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, but being able to tour with some of the world’s best gymnasts later this year. The 26-year-old Francis...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Despite previous assurances to avoid future wage disputes, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the national senior men’s team have reached an impasse in their negotiations, much to the frustration of football analyst Michael Hall and...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

While the Olympic rowing dream for Jamaica must wait for at least another four years, Jamaica Rowing Federation General Secretary Robert Scott says that they are committed to the long-term goal of eventually making an Olympic appearance in the...

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