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Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) First Vice-President Ian Forbes says that the body intends not to compromise the academics of student-athletes in light of the Carifta Games being pushed back to this summer. The North American,...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Harbour View FC President Carvel Stewart says that additional financial assistance would be required for clubs ahead of any potential return to top-flight football this year. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is still awaiting clearance from...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Olympian Vilma Charlton, the recipient of the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Chairman’s Award this year, says that she is indebted to the late Herb McKenley and Keith Gardner for the role they played in her success. Charlton was presented with the...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports management expert Carole Beckford says that she is encouraged by the initial discussions between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the national senior men’s team as they work towards reaching an agreement on long-term deals ahead of...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) First Vice-President Ian Forbes says that a time table has not been finalised for the approval of permits to host track meets, despite dialogue with the Ministries of Health and Wellness, and...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As national rower Shahiede Patterson refocuses his efforts to qualify for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games, he says that the unexpected additional preparation time has left him in a better position to challenge for that historic spot. At this...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National bobsledder Carrie Russell says that while the opening-round disqualification at the Women’s Monobob World Series was a setback, it gave her extra motivation throughout the rest of the competition, which eventually led to her first win of...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As national rower Shahiede Patterson refocuses his efforts to qualify for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games, he says that the unexpected additional preparation time has left him in a better position to challenge for that debut Olympic berth. At...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave says that the return to international cricket in the region for 2021 could involve Jamaica. As the West Indies prepare to start their tour of Bangladesh with the first of three One-Day...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

After a difficult start to her professional career in 2020, national defender Chantelle Swaby is heading to Europe. The 22-year-old centre back has signed a short-term deal with Scottish club Rangers until the end of the Scottish Women’s Premier...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Still waiting to compete after 10 months of inactivity, national swimmer Michael Gunning says that he is fortunate that the latest restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic have not affected his preparations for the 2021 season. The UK-based...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has reiterated the federation’s commitment to supporting athletes in their quest of qualifying for this year’s Tokyo Olympics ahead of their respective rescheduled qualifiers. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Detroit Pistons’ power forward Isaiah Stewart says that he has never forgotten his Jamaican roots on his journey to the NBA. In fact, he credits the foundation instilled by his father, a Jamaican native, in taking him to the elite level he has now...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Businessman Chris Dehring says that instituting a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that would provide set payment terms for players would be difficult to implement regionally because of the lack of guaranteed income for sports federations in...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

President Christopher Samuda said that the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) would comply with a request for athletes to be vaccinated for the coronavirus should the authorities deem it a requirement for participation for the Tokyo Olympics this...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former Trinidad and Tobago international goalkeeper and current ESPN football analyst, Shaka Hislop, described a leaked recording of payment negotiations between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) hierarchy and Reggae Boyz team captain Damion...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National lacrosse women’s head coach, Karli Brentlinger, says that she hopes to see more players taking on coaching roles, following in the footsteps of Jamaica College’s (JC) head coach Monique Morrison. Morrison was appointed to the position in...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former West Indies spin bowler Nikita Miller says that despite the number of players that have not made themselves available for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, he does not foresee a repeat of such issues for future matches this year. The West...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Edwin Allen High School head coach Michael Dyke and Calabar High School assistant coach Errol Messiah say that the qualification criteria for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) in March are workable, but they...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

While Jamaica will have to wait a year before making its debut at the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, head coach Karli Brentlinger says that she does not plan to waste the additional time gained to fully prepare for the event. The tournament, which was...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Psychiatrist Dr Aggrey Irons says that the Ministry of Sport’s prospective mental health programme for athletes will be critical as they continue to adjust and manage the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative, which is expected to be...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) committee member Dr Carl Bruce has stressed the need for strict enforcement of COVID-19 protocols at approved track and field meets in the coming season, while warning that the dynamic situation...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Following a season where he performed above expectations in the Supercar class, RallyCross driver Fraser McConnell says that he has every intention of continuing in the category for the 2021 season. While the Coronavirus pandemic severely hampered...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Football agent Damani Ralph says that the recent transfers of national players Damion Lowe and Romario Williams to the Egyptian Premier League will cause others to consider options that will secure their financial future when their playing careers...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National senior men’s basketball coach Rick Turner says that Jamaican players currently in the United States collegiate system will prove important in helping to create a squad capable of qualifying for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. The 2020-21...

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