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Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:58 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is looking, as part of its efforts to secure approval for the resumption of track and field in the island, to become the sole organisers of all meets in Jamaica, this according to a proposal...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:58 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has outlined a zero-tolerance approach to breaches of the safety protocols for the Regional Super50 Cup in Antigua and Barbuda, warning that any member in breach of the guidelines, will be immediately sent home...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following recent meetings with the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Health and Wellness, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, said his administration is hopeful that the local track and field season...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, while noting that a committee has been established to handle future wage negotiations, admitted that he felt betrayed, after a recording of recent salary negotiations between...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Elaine Walker-Brown, president of the St Catherine Football Association, could hardly contain her delight after her administration handed over nine tablets to students in the parish on Friday. The nine students, which include six boys and three...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Veteran jockey Shane Ellis said he is anxious to return to the saddle, as he continues his recovery from a broken collarbone injury, which he sustained last November. Ellis told The Sunday Gleaner that the injury has not been healing as fast as he...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 9:13 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Officials from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and the Ministry of Sports will meet this week to discuss the football authority’s safety protocols and the possible restart of the Jamaica Premier...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As the Sunshine Girls prepare to travel to England in a four-Test series next month, Netball Jamaica President Tricia Robinson admitted that there are concerns given the discovery of a new coronavirus strain in that country and the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With the horse racing population at Caymanas Park falling considerably short of desired levels, a number of industry insiders are continuing their calls to Government for an urgent removal of all taxes associated with the importation of horses...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

First vice president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Dr Donovan Bennett, is expressing shock at the news that former national cricketer Nehemiah Perry was considering running for the post of president of the organisation. Perry, who is a...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dalton Wint, general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), said the association is delighted with FIFA’s decision to extend international match windows to allow for three matches, pointing to increase qualification and earning...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head coach of Jamaica’s senior women football team, Hubert Busby Jr, is hoping to lead the Reggae Girlz back into competitive action in the next FIFA international window in February 2021. That would mark one year since the Girlz last played a...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head coach and founder of Titans International Track Club, Michael Frater, said he has been working to recover the careers and productivity of some of the island’s top male sprinters, including former World 100m champion Yohan Blake. Frater has...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:26 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As athletics stakeholders continue to await rehabilitation work to the synthetic track at the National Stadium, Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, pointed to weather conditions and the ability of the German-based manufacturers (BSW) to travel...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It was not a positive return to the international stage for the Reggae Boyz, as a schoolboyish defensive display saw the Jamaicans slumping to 3-0 defeat to hosts Saudi Arabia in the first of their back-to-back international friendlies yesterday,...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Medical Committee, Dr Guyan Arscott, has confirmed that a massive sanitisation exercise will be undertaken at The University of West Indies (UWI)/JFF/Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence, ahead...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former assistant coaches with the national senior football team, Bradley Stewart and Miguel Coley, believe that embattled Reggae Boyz striker Junior Flemmings is deserving of a place in the Reggae Boyz squad for their upcoming friendly matches away...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In an effort to improve her all-round abilities on the track, Jamaican distance running standout Aisha Praught-Leer says she has already started training ahead of next year’s Olympic Games, as she begins her campaign for a second appearance at the...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following the recent suspension of former champion jockey Shane Ellis for breaking Jamaica Racing Commission’s (JRC) betting rules, chairman of the organisation, Clovis Metcalfe, has issued a stern warning against a repeat. Ellis was suspended for...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The scheduled Sunshine Girls’ three-Test home series against rivals England Roses has been moved to the United Kingdom. President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Tricia Robinson, told The Sunday Gleaner that the previously agreed November date for the...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following mounting pressure from racehorse trainers and jockeys, who complained about the poor condition of the racetrack at Caymanas Park, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Solomon Sharpe, said upgrading work...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Experienced Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas is now back in the island and is expected to resume riding at Caymanas Park very soon. Cardenas, who last rode in Jamaica in the 2019 season, was a runner-up in the Jockeys Championships in 2018 to...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange said that plans are now in place for the establishment of a multipurpose sports facility in eastern Jamaica. Grange told The Gleaner that the complex, for which they are currently seeking a suitable site,...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Having netted nine goals in his first season in the Belgian top tier, national striker Shamar Nicholson now has his eyes fixed on capturing the Golden Boot in next season’s competition. Nicholson, a former Boys’ Town striker, scored his goals in 25...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaican international Adrian Mariappa described his positive COVID-19 test as a shock, given that he adhered to the strict lockdown measures currently in place in the United Kingdom. The 33-year-old Watford defender shared his experience in an...

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