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Published:Saturday | October 24, 2015 | 5:57 PMLeighton Levy

Doctors last month discovered that Jamaican heptathlete Salcia Slack had been competing with a broken elbow since last April. During the period, she competed at a number of major events including the NCAA Division II Championships and the IAAF World...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:53 PMLeighton Levy

Sunshine Girls Shanice Beckford and Nicole Dixon have secured historic deals to play for Team Northumbria in the Netball SuperLeague (NSL) - the elite netball competition in England and Wales.The league, which runs from January to May, features...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:53 PMLeighton Levy

With a brand new sound and uniquely styled message, Racquel Jones is looking forward to breaking down barriers with her new single, Regret It. The song, produced by Rayon 'Professor' Smith and is being distributed by VPAL Music, a subsidiary of VP...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 4:22 PMLeighton Levy

President of the Inter-secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Dr Walton Small believes that the organisation that oversees schoolboy sports in Jamaica needs to find new ways of keeping the more traditional football competitions relevant or run...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 6:31 PMLeighton Levy

Danielle Williams' coach, Lennox Graham, has come in for praise from Dr Warren Blake, president of Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), for the work he has done in preparing Danielle Williams to win sprint hurdles gold in Beijing,...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

For many years, Mark Anthony pushed the boundaries to ensure that his business became a trendsetter in men's fashion. The company produces unique lines of clothing - from shirts and suits to socks and ties - aimed at those who have no desire to look...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Kemar Bailey-Cole is reporting that he is almost fully recovered from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the recent IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China, where he feels he missed out on a possible medal in the men's 100-metre...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 7:19 PMLeighton Levy

President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) believes that Danielle Williams' success in Beijing has fast-tracked Jamaica's progress in the women's sprint hurdles and could lead to a more rapid transition from the last era of...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Maurice Wilson, coach of 2015 Pan American Games 100-metre gold champion Sherone Simpson, is seeing where his athlete can improve even further on this past season, her most successful in years.The 31-year-old Simpson has been training with Wilson...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

A Serbian Appeals Court has ordered a retrial of the vehicular manslaughter case against Jamaican basketball player Kimani Ffriend, citing mistakes made by the judge who heard the initial trial, which concluded last year with the Jamaican getting a...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2015 | 2:45 PMLeighton Levy

The title sponsor for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is hopeful that other corporate entities will hop on board its player development programme which enters into its second year this season.The RSPL Player Development Programme was initiated...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaican basketball centre Samardo Samuels has signed a multi-million-dollar two-year deal with top Spanish professional basketball club Barcelona. The contract signed two weeks ago with the two-time Euro League champions is valued at approximately...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

After more than a decade away, Tony 'Paleface' Hendriks returns to the Jamaican stage in the production Samson and Di Liar. Produced by Scarlette Beharie, it opens on Friday at Little Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, St Andrew.Hendriks and Ricky...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 5:36 PMLeighton Levy

Natoya Goule hopes to make the final of the 800 metres at the IAAF World Athletics Championships that begins at the Bird's Nest in Beijing, China, this weekend. From there, she hopes to produce her best performance for Jamaica.Goule, 24, will be one...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy, Gleaner Writer

NACAC Senior Championship 400-metre bronze medallist Ricardo Chambers could represent Jamaica in the mile relay team at the IAAF World Athletic Championships which gets underway in Beijing, China next week Friday. The 30-year-old quarter-...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

It was a puzzled Ricardo Chambers who spoke to The Gleaner yesterday after Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China, was named Monday night and he was not on the roster.Chambers, who has a season best time of 44.93...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

As Jamaica's elite athletes prepare to take on the world's best athletes atthe IAAF World Athletic Championships in Beijing, China, President and CEO of Supreme Ventures Limited Brian George, has underlined his company's commitment to the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2015 | 6:02 PMLeighton Levy

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) could seek legal recourse against those responsible for leaking confidential dope testing information from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), should the reputation of...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

The recently held Johnnie Walker Charity Golf Tournament at the Tryall Golf Club in Hanover raised an estimated J$3 million that will go towards the Diageo Learning for Life Programme, making this year's tournament a success.However, Brian Pengelley...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 4:26 PMLeighton Levy

Jamaican fullback Kemar Lawrence believes hard work, humility, and his faith in God are responsible for his significant improvement over the past few months since he joined the New York Red Bulls in the USA's Major League Soccer in March this year....

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 11:11 AMLeighton Levy

He was born in the USA, raised in Samoa and Hawaii, and became a star in Japan. Now, Caucasian pop reggae singer iakopo is planning to take on the world, launching his musical fusillade from the shores of Jamaica.For the past five years, the multi-...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

In the wake of news that three Jamaican athletes have made requests to represent Bahrain, Commonwealth Games 100-metre champion Kemar Bailey-Cole is calling on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, (JAAA) corporate Jamaica and the...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 4:00 PMLeighton Levy

Two decades after Jamaica last hosted a major international golf tournament, the country is positioning itself to host another in just about two years' time.Between 1991 and 1995, Jamaica hosted the Johnnie Walker World Golf Champion-ship that was...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Earlier this year Yazz the Greatest was an unknown singer turned actor - but how quickly things have changed. The entertainer comes to Reggae Sumfest 2015 more well-known for his acting than his music, but plans to show Jamaica his musical side and...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Last season's Red Stripe Premier League semi-finalists Waterhouse Football Club will appoint a new president within the next two weeks and undergo major restructuring following the resignation of club president Ricky Chin on Thursday. Club chairman...

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