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Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson says that her organisation is feeling a lot more confident that the Sunshine Girls will be allowed to return to the training courts soon, with the expectation of protocol approvals this week. The...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) General Secretary Dwayne Dillion says the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) proposed start of November 14 for the National Premier League is very ‘unrealistic’ and impossible. The 12-team league...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Groom Frank Spencer is confident MAHOGANY can outdo race favourite WOW WOW to win this year’s Jamaica St Leger at Caymanas Park on Saturday. The St Leger, which is the second leg of the Triple Crown, will be contested over 10 furlongs. The 12-horse...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having recently signed with German Euro League club Alba Berlin, Jamaican basketballer Shevon Thompson said the move is one step closer to securing a roster spot on a team in the NBA in the United States. Thompson, who stands at 7 feet tall, is...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica Tricia Robinson is making an urgent appeal to the Government of Jamaica to approve their protocols, which would allow for the national senior netball team to return to the training courts. The Sunshine Girls are...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having broken the record for the most goals in a match, national senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler has now set her sights on leading the West Coast Fever to this year’s Suncorp Netball Super League title in Australia. Fowler, who is rated as...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Chairman Clovis Metcalfe said the trainer who recently tested positive for COVID-19 has now recovered from the virus and is set to resume his trade shortly. There were concerns within the horse racing fraternity last...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reigning champion trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes says that despite the sudden retirement of his outstanding filly ABOVE AND BEYOND, he remains confident that he will retain this year’s trainer’s title. ABOVE AND BEYOND, the top three-year-old filly...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having returned to the saddle last weekend from a three-week injury lay-off, promising apprentice jockey Youville Pinnock says he is ready to once again prove himself as one of the top riders at Caymanas Park. The 23-year-old Pinnock, who has won...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

John Azar, president of Tennis Jamaica, says his organisation will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in the country as they look ahead at local tournaments scheduled for the rest of the year. Tennis Jamaica recently staged a successful All...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaicans go to the polls today, national senior netball captain Jhaneile Fowler is urging the party that forms the next government to pump a lot more money into the national netball programme. “For whichever government that is coming, what I...

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

President of Tennis Jamaica (TJ) John Azar has hailed the recent staging of the All Jamaica (AJ) Tennis Championships as a major success as all the protocols and guidelines were adhered to by the participants. The five-day tournament, which saw...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Freshly minted All-Jamaica under-16 and under-18 girls’ singles champion Katherine Dibbs is now aiming to put on a special showing at this weekend’s United States Tennis Association (USTA) Level Four tournament in Florida. The 15-year-old Dibbs,...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Jamaica, Courtney Francis, chief operating officer at the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), says all local cricketing events will be suspended until the end of the December. Francis’ announcement...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2020 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the new curfew restrictions in place for four parishes including St Catherine, chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Clovis Metcalfe said racing at Caymanas Park could now start as early as 10 a.m. on race days. The Government has...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2020 | 12:45 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the country, Paulton Gordon, president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), said that it is unlikely that the National Basketball League (NBL) will resume this year. Jamaica has recorded a...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican basketballer Shevon Thompson says he is determined to achieve his dream of playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 27-year-old Thompson, who stands at 7ft, is a former Vere Technical basketball star, represented Oostende...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Promising apprentice jockey Youville Pinnock says he is very lucky to be alive today after a near-death experience at Caymanas Park on Saturday, August 15. Pinnock fell from his mount SUPER MAL after the horse broke one of its legs at the furlong...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Apprentice jockey Anthony Allen is now facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after he was found with an illegal device, also known as a “battery,” at Caymanas Park on Saturday. Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Chairman Clovis Metcalfe told The...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is expected to today meet with officials from Independence Park Limited (IPL) to offer advice on a dispute involving the Jamaica Public Service (JPS). The meeting is a crucial step in helping to determine...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having been in quarantine for almost two weeks in Trinidad and Tobago, ahead of the start of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) competition, Jamaica Tallawahs captain Rovman Powell said that the players are eager to return to the field of...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, said his organisation is looking to court Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood and Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles to the Reggae Boyz set-up for the upcoming World...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s number one tennis player, Blaise Bicknell, is scheduled to return to competitive action next month, as he is down to participate in a Professional Future men’s tournament in Illinois on September 14. This will be Bicknell’s first...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), Clovis Metcalfe, has warned that his organisation is closely monitoring the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the country and that a positive test at Caymanas Park will likely lead to the re-...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

N ational senior netball defender Shamera Sterling has set her sights on leading the Adelaide Thunderbirds to a top-four finish in this year’s Australian Suncorp Super Netball League. The Thunderbirds have had a poor showing in the championships...

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