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Stories by Rachid Parchment

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) are through to the quarter final round of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup after a 5-2 aggregate win over Charlie Smith.However, head coach Miguel Coley was not pleased with the fixture confusion by the Inter-...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:21 AMRachid Parchment

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that he will support efforts to use the sport of chess as a means of social intervention, to address crime and violence in Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

World-renown chess coach David MacEnulty has said that adults should not be discouraged from getting into the sport as they already have the mental conditioning needed to excel. Although, he said, this was so if the right training was given in the...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Maurice Ashley made black history by becoming the first ever African-American chess grandmaster in 1999 when he defeated Romanian Adrian Negulescu over a series of nine games, gaining the required norms needed for the achievement.Growing up in Tower...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Maurice Ashley is the first-ever chess grandmaster that Jamaica has produced although he now represents the United States after migrating at age 12.Ashley grew up in Tower Hill, Kingston, with his grandmother, a schoolteacher, and his siblings, who...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) chairman Alexander Williams says the agency is fully prepared and ready to go to court regarding its decision to terminate the services of its executive director, Carey Brown. This is after Brown and his legal...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment

Outgoing Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Raymond Grant has been re-elected president of the Portland Football Association (PFA) during an extraordinary general meeting yesterday evening.Grant returns to the role exactly five...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Football, when played at a high level, is often compared to a game of chess, because of the intricate tactics, formations and strategies employed by teams to outsmart their opponents.Jamaica Chess Federation President Ian Wilkinson holds this view...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment

Five of the world's International Chess Masters (ICM) and one of the sport's top coaches will be in the island next week for the first-ever Jamaica International Chess Festival.The three-day event starts on Friday, October 13, wrapping up on the...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica's REGGAE Boyz meets hosts Saudi Arabia for the first time in 18 years. The game, which was originally to be played in the capitalof Riyadh, will now kick off today at 12:15 p.m., Jamaica time, from the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has advised Phoenix Football Academy Founder Craig Butler that if he wants to be considered for the role of director of football in the national programme, he must go through the same...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former national senior men's football team head coach Winfried Schaefer believes that current team manager Roy Simpson should be made the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) new general secretary.Various names had been mentioned as candidates for the...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Richard 'Frog' Holmes and his coaching team learnt yesterday that his professional boxing match against the unbeaten Cody Crowley will be for the Canadian Junior Welterweight title.The 10-round bout will take place in Montreal, Canada tonight and...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has confirmed that the proposed international friendly match between Jamaica and hosts Saudi Arabia, set for October 7 in Riyadh, will go ahead as planned.There were concerns that the game would have been...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The proposed international friendly football match between Jamaica and Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on October 7 may not go ahead as planned.Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts, while responding to queries from The Gleaner,...

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Junior North American Boxing Federation middleweight champion Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell has said that it is an amazing and special feeling to have the opportunity to defend his title in front of the Jamaican public in January.The location for the...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 8:02 PMRachid Parchment

Junior North American Boxing Federation middleweight champion Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell will be defending his newly acquired title in front of his home crowd in Jamaica early next year. Russell, who claimed the title on September 9, was...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former national senior men's football team assistant coach Miguel Coley said that he is humbled to know that former head coach Winfried Sch‰fer and newly appointed Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts believe he deserves a...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:15 AMRachid Parchment

Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) Chairman Don Anderson has warned that discipline will be strictly enforced in this season's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), which starts on Sunday.The league was officially launched at the...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Senior Vice President of Operations and Marketing at GraceKennedy Money Services, Noel Greenland, has said that brands and athletes who endorse them, should put more focus on selling their products in what he describes as a "unique way."Greenland...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Horace Reid has remained silent regarding his interest in presidency of the body following the completion of newly elected head Michael Ricketts' term in 2019.This comes in the midst of...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association (JABBFA) is hoping to send between 16 and 20 athletes to this year's Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding Championships in Mexico City, Mexico, from September 28 to October 1.The...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica will know whether Ambassador AB Stewart Stephenson or Michael Ricketts leads its football forward for at least the next two years, after this evening's Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) presidential elections. Three of Jamaica's most...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 6:09 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) president Dr Mark Broomfield has resigned from the role, saying that it has become difficult to carry out his duties effectively because of time constraints. Broomfield, who had been in the role since January...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda is pleased with the decision to name Paris as the city to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2024, and Los Angeles (LA) for the Olympiad four years later. The decisions were announced...

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