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Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Ksenia Maiorova, an American immigration lawyer, has said that Jamaican athletes seeking US visas based on "extraordinary ability" in sports may have a difficult time obtaining them from now on. A visa rewarded on the condition of extraordinary...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Damani Ralph, agent of national defender Kemar 'Taxi' Lawrence, says a number of European clubs, including 19-time Turkish Super League winners Fenerbahce SK and six-time winners Trabzonspor, are interested in his client.Lawrence, who plays for the...

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

Christine Morris is a life coach who specialises in helping athletes get over mental obstacles to get better performances out of themselves in their various sporting disciplines.Although she was born in Manchester, England, to Jamaican parents,...

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

Jamaica Rugby Football Union chairman Jerry Benzwick says the association wants to significantly increase its training sessions for local-based players as they get ready for next year's schedule of regional and international competitions.The Jamaica...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica senior men's team manager, Roy Simpson, says Bristol City defensive midfielder Korey Smith was scouted for national selection in the past but was not offered any invitation.Smith, who scored the winner in Bristol City's 2-1 win over...

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

Tennis Jamaica general secretary Leroy Brown said that plans regarding the future of the association, after the resignation of president John Bailey, will be decided early next year.Bailey, whose three-year term would have ended in 2019, resigned on...

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

Sports minister Olivia Grange says the Government will be assisting in the research on traumatic head injuries in sport. She said this will be done with the support of the University of the West Indies' (UWI) newly created Faculty of Sport.Grange's...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has announced a number of organisational changes as it looks to restructure the format of its operations to that of what it said is a business model.At a press conference at its headquarters on Wednesday, the...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has officially signed a partnership with British football equipment maker Umbro.The contract was signed by JFF president Michael Ricketts in Panama last night with vice-president Bruce Gaynor and general...

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

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts said that he is excited about the imminent partnership with British football equipment makers Umbro.Ricketts and other members of the JFF are currently in Panama where the deal will be...

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

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has announced plans to redevelop its headquarters to become a multicomplex facility. Newly appointed chief executive officer Ryan Foster announced the plans during a JOA press conference to outline the new...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 3:35 PMRachid Parchment

A delegation from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), including president Michael Ricketts, is currently in Panama preparing to announce a new contract with British kit makers Umbro tomorrow. It is understood that Umbro, with its new sponsorship...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Corporate Jamaica has a bigger role to play in the development of Jamaican sports. That is the conviction of some of the leading players in the fraternity, who pointed to the need for proper infrastructural and personnel development support, while...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Andre Russell has said that the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) is compromising his safety with how it handles visits for scheduled sample collection. The 29-year-old, currently finishing up a one-year ban...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell said that he does not take pleasure in the prospective termination of Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Executive Director Carey Brown's contract.JADCO's board had terminated Brown's contract in...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) first vice-president of swimming, Allan-Roy Marsh, has said that newly elected president Martin Lyn is the right man for the job.Marsh, who was a part of Lyn's administration up to December 2015,...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Newly elected Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (formerly the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica) (ASAJ) president, Martin Lyn, has promised constitutional changes as one of his first acts in the role.Lyn was elected in a 32-22 decision...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 3:34 AMRachid Parchment

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) secretary Garth Gayle says this year's financial report will not be as rosy as 2016's when it is presented at today's annual general meeting (AGM).At last year's AGM, the statement of income and...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) will be having its much anticipated annual general meeting (AGM) tonight at the Jamaica Olympic Association headquarters.This evening, current president Handel Lamey, who has been in office since...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick has described the men's and women's senior national teams' performance at the Rugby Americas North Sevens tournament in Mexico at the weekend as "beyond exceptional".The Crocs won their...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 1:42 PMRachid Parchment

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Veteran cyclist Marloe Rodman was involved in a motorcycle crash early yesterday morning. Rodman was riding his motorcycle in Gordon Pen, St Catherine, at around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning when he collided with another, rider whose motorcycle had no...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

International Netball Federation (INF) president Molly Rhone says that Jamaica has what she describes as "a great prospect" of hosting a Fast5 World Netball Series in the next few years.Australia has been granted hosting rights for the tournament...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick has said that the association is working with World Rugby, the sport's governing body, to increase players' safety at all levels.Benzwick said that rugby union has the best management of...

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