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Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:05 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport will today stage a candlelight vigil in memory of former students’ council president, Romaro Clarke. Clarke was reportedly killed when the Mitsubishi Lancer he was driving...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The advent of COVID-19 has created a new challenge for diabetic patients with end-stage renal disease as, despite their conditions, they are forced, at least twice per week, to operate within the restrictions as it relates to social...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts dismissed criticism of their handling of travel arrangements for national players and teams. He noted that the federation doesn't have the funds available to make...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says he will not discuss the competence of General Secretary Dalton Wint in the public domain. But Ricketts said he will “sit down and have a discussion with him” after...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: ORGANISING COMMITTEE chairman Albert Ferguson says the cancellation of the Western Primary Schools Championships for this year negatively impacts prominent schools involved but could bring parity for lower-ranked ones. The meet...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:07 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: THE MOBAY City Run organisers have reconsidered the event’s cancellation. Organising committee chair­person Janet Silvera said on Sunday, the day the event was to have taken place, that the seventh staging of the 5K/10K Walk and Run...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:55 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A number of swimming officials in western Jamaica say that the region’s struggles with underdevelopment will continue even if the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control. They say this is because they still lack proper pools to...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:14 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Local road-racing organisers are considering the idea of going virtual with 5K events because of restrictions on mass gatherings due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Race organiser Alan Beckford has already had a trial run...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:25 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Faulkland FC president Dalton Reid has accused the disciplinary committee of the Western Confederation Super League of being ‘improperly constituted.’ Reid said the body reached a wrong verdict last week regarding sanctions against...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:18 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: National senior men’s football team manager Roy Simpson says that the onus is on the players to keep themselves motivated and in good physical conditioning during the inactive period for sports because of the novel coronavirus...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:22 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite not producing the most convincing performance in a laboured 2-0 win over Bermuda on Wednesday, assistant coach Jerome Waite says the local-based Reggae Boyz contingent will get other opportunities to be assessed and...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:35 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: After only competing in one event on Saturday’s final day of the Western Championships at St Elizabeth Technical, Petersfield High School’s Antonio Watson said he is now focused on being in the best of shape for Boys’ Championships...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:29 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Defending champions Rusea’s High School and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) promise an exciting 2020 County of Cornwall Athletic Association (COCAA) Western Championship as the boys’ qualifiers get under way this morning...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:26 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) President Christopher Samuda said the body is looking to further its objective of developing para sports islandwide, starting with constituting the St James Para Federation. He was speaking at...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:29 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Herbert Morrison Technical High School is confident that they can extend their ISSA Western Conference Basketball Under-16 and -19 titles to six straight when they take on St James High and York Castle High, respectively, at the...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:57 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau Ray Harvey, chairman of the organising committee of the Milo Western Relays, said the absence of the synthetic track in Montego Bay has a negative effect on the development of the sport in western Jamaica. Harvey was speaking at...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Everton Tomlinson, president of the Westmoreland Football Association, applauded the Sandals Foundation/Real Madrid Foundation six-day football clinic, particularly the coaches’ clinic element, which he believes will have a great...

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:31 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With rural teams breaking the trend and dominating the local football scene this season, president of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, is not reading too much into the recent results but said...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:56 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: After their first back-to-back daCosta Cup titles since 1990, Clarendon College (CC) will go in hunt of a feat that has not been met in 48 years, when they face Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) for the Olivier Shield on...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:43 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: B.B. Coke High School celebrated their ISSA Ben Francis Cup in grand style with a motorcade in Junction, St Elizabeth yesterday. The motorcade that lasted almost an hour went from the school, through communities of Comma Pen,...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:32 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Head coach of B.B. Coke High School Kemar Ricketts insists there is no pressure on his team to win their first-ever schoolboy football title ahead of their ISSA Ben Francis Cup final against Garvey Maceo at 2:30 p.m, at the...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:41 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: National senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore is calling for more hunger and ambition from his players. Whitmore believes that they should see Jamaica’s top-50 FIFA World Ranking as an opportunity to play in...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:41 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has responded to the Reggae Girlz Foundation’s initiation of a funeral and memorial drive for late player Tarania ‘Plum Plum’ Clarke. Clarke, who also captained Waterhouse’s women’s team...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:29 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Cornwall College will take on the high flying Clarendon College in the ISSA Champions Cup semi-final double-header at the National Stadium this afternoon as they look to defend their title and not end the season empty-handed. The...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:52 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A spirited second-half performance from B.B. Coke High School saw them come from behind to defeat Manchester High School 2-1 in their semi-final of the ISSA Ben Francis Knockout Cup at the Juici Patties Park to book a spot in their...

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