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Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda says his association will continue to provide funding to the various national federations through the Olympic Solidarity Programme, despite economic constraints because of the COVID-19...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Warren Blake says his administration will consider the August date set by World Athletics to stage the National Championships (commonly known as ‘Trials’) if restrictions on mass...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2020 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Marjorie Powell, the mother of slain former national footballer Irvino English, says she is unable to plan her son’s funeral because his autopsy is yet to be done, more than a month after he was killed. English was shot dead on Ashoka Road in...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

THE BETTING, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) will be ending its sponsorship of the prestigious Diamond Mile race day at Caymanas Park, with Executive Director Vitus Evans pointing to financial challenges as the main reason behind the...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has expressed sympathy towards Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace after his administration was replaced by a Normalisation Committee by FIFA. The...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL SENIOR netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler says that she and other Sunshine Girls who play in Suncorp Super Netball in Australia are devastated by the move of organisers to cut their salaries by 70 per cent. This is because of the...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Recently elected president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), William Wallace, says he is extremely disappointed with the state of affairs and is now seeking funding to make an application to the Court of Arbitration for Sports...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MARVA BERNARD, president of the Americas Federation of Netball Association (AFNA), said that the Under-21 World Youth qualifiers and the high schools’ Champion of Champions competition, which were both scheduled for July in Trinidad and Tobago,...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association president Christopher Samuda says athletes should consider joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by giving back to their communities. “Certainly, if you have the resources, then that will be a very...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica overseas-based netballer Rebekah Robinson says that she and national teammate Latanya Wilson are doing well despite being in the proximity of persons with COVID-19. The duo, who play for the Celtic Dragons in the Vitality Super League in...

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...

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