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Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Basketball Association president Paulton Gordon says that the coronavirus pandemic has had a crippling effect on the development of the sport in Jamaica. The National Basketball League (NBL), which started in February, was making a return...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the Suncorp Super Netball season in Australia now postponed until June 30 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, national senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler said she and her teammates are now anxious to return home. Fowler, who is based in...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With no opportunity to earn due to the recent closure of Caymanas Park due to the coronavirus disease, president of the United Racehorse Trainers Association (URTA), Ryan Darby, underlined that it is still costing owners and trainers over $20...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says the global COVID-19 pandemic has severely hampered the development of the country’s football programmes. The virus, with just under 260,000 cases recorded globally and just over 10,...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Samuda, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA), said that there are no plans at this point to cancel this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, despite the devastating...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler says that the Sunshine Girls, now in Australia for the Suncorp Super League, are all a bit worried about their safety following an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in that country. Australia has...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Clovis Metcalfe said that in light of the two confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in Jamaica, his organisation was left with no other alternative but to suspend local horse racing at Caymanas...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), have described the decision to cancel this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Champion­ships as a...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Wayne Shaw, says his organisation will be convening a meeting this week, to discuss safeguards against the coronavirus disease. Over 100,000 individuals have been infected, while...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), said his organisation would be employing proactive and stringent measures at this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boy and Girls’ Athletics Championships, in light of the...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson says that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is taking all the necessary preventive measures and ensuring that its players, particularly those based overseas, are fully educated about the novel coronavirus (...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says national sporting associations as well as individual athletes should seek advice from the ministry before travelling overseas to the countries that have been affected by the deadly, new...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, says his organisation is still awaiting word from the Ministry of Health and the world’s governing body for football FIFA, to determine if they will go ahead with their scheduled...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, said his association is in talks with former England International Ricky Hill to assist with the development of the country’s young coaches. Ricketts told The Gleaner that this...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Craig White, a close friend and former teammate of Irvino English, says he is still in shock following his killing on Wednesday’s evening. English, a former national midfielder, was shot on Ashoka Road in Waterhouse, St Andrew by a gunman. He...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Gregory Jones, coordinator of last weekend’s Victory Cup youth football tournament, described this year’s competition as a huge success and is already expecting the next staging to surpass Saturday and Sunday’s massive competition. The two-day...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) chairman Solomon Sharpe said the construction of a new well on the grounds of Caymanas Park is set for completion at the end of the March. Caymanas Park, which is located in Gregory Park,...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment chairman Solomon Sharpe announced a purse increase of almost $1.5 million for their Ash Wednesday race day, set for February 26 at Caymanas Park. Sharpe said at the press launch yesterday that there will be...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:40 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Denzil Wilks, general manager of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), says lights will soon be installed at the newly renovated National Stadium basketball courts at Independence Park. Wilks told The Gleaner that after several delays, the...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says his organisation is very close to securing the services of a head coach for the national Under-17 women’s team. The U-17 Reggae Girlz team is scheduled to compete in the Concacaf...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole says he is now fully fit and aiming to secure an individual spot on Jamaica’s team to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, this summer. Bailey-Cole, who is the 2014 Commonwealth Games 100m champion, has been hampered by a...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tricia Robinson is expected to be installed as the new president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) at the association’s annual general meeting (AGM), which will be held at the Jamaica Olympic Association headquarters in Kingston today. The long-awaited AGM...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having won back-to-back Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards in Australian Suncorp Super Netball last season, Jamaica senior team captain Jhaniele Fowler has once again set her sights on dominating this year’s championships. Fowler, who plays for the...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says his association is banking on the experience of newly appointed head coach Xavier Gilbert to lead the national under-20 women’s team to a historic berth at the FIFA Under-20 Women...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler said she is honoured to be invited to play in the Australian Suncorp Super Netball All Star charity match against the national team on March 1, with all proceedings from the game aiding victims of...

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