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Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Referee Department, Victor Stewart, says local football is very far from implementing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system domestically, and that it will be ‘impossible’ to do so this season....

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), Anthony Davis, has demanded that Jamaica Table Tennis Association ( JTTA) President Godfrey Lothian produce documentation supporting the legitimacy of the two groups he wants reinstated on the...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Vere Technical High School Past Students Association have ensured that former national footballer Miguel ‘Bankie’ Blair will be well taken care of for the holidays after the group donated more than $200,000 to assist him with food...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Liguanea Club General Manager Gareth Walker says the decision to suspend the Jamaica National Invitational Exhibition was made by the club and not enforced by the Government. The tournament was put on hold on Tuesday while clearance was sought for...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Professional Football Jamaica (PFJ) Commercial Committee Chairman Donovan White says the new Premier League sponsorship structure will allow clubs to gain more leverage from their assets and for sponsors to get more value for their investment....

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:29 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is clamping down on unauthorised sporting events while issuing a stern warning to organisers that no gratuitous exceptions will be granted as Jamaica continues to grapple with the spread of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Martin Lyn, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), said the association was taking all the necessary steps to ensure local swimmers get back into international competition for 2021. Lyn said they aim to have teams at the...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Director of Operations, Michael Hall, is eager to offer his assistance to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to help formulate COVID-19 protocols for the start of the Premier League. Hall says that as a fan of...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:06 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

As organisers of the National Premier League and the Ministry of Health and Wellness continue their work towards an approval for the start of the 2020-2021 season, clubs across the country are taking varied approaches, during an extended preseason...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Harbour View Football Club General Manager Clyde Jureidini says that the Premier League should be called off this season if clubs do not get a clear indication of its official start by next month. The Jamaica Football Federation is set to meet with...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Sophia Smith Butler has jumped to the defense of her son Kyle after he accused his father, Craig Butler, of abuse and assault. However, attorney Christopher Townsend, who is representing Craig Butler, the founder and coach of Phoenix Academy, says...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former national cricketer Nehemiah Perry is considering running for the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) presidency next year. Perry, who ran for vice-president on Mark Neita’s slate in the last election in 2019, says that despite three terms in...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reno Football Club recently held their annual general meeting (AGM) and took the first step towards remodelling the club to meet the requirements of a modern football institution, and keynote speaker at the AGM, Moses Chybar, said he is excited by...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman Rudolph Speid says that one of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Technical Committee’s main priorities is to upgrade local coaching qualification standards to be on par with the best in the region. Speaking at a virtual Gleaner Editors...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:04 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) Commercial Committee Chairman Donovan White says it will take at least half a billion dollars to sustain the National Premier League (NPL) annually, as it is now, and close to $1 billion to make the one...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:02 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

All four members of Jamaica’s delegation for their international friendly football matches in Saudi Arabia are still under quarantine after returning more positive results yesterday from retests for COVID-19 on Thursday. The four, consisting of...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts expects a much better display from the Reggae Boyz when they face Saudi Arabia in the second of their two friendly games at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium at 11:30 a.m. Jamaica time...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lot 48, a bay filly sired by SAVOY STAMP out of RUMBLE, by GRAEME HALL, broke the record for a highest sale of a yearling at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) yearling sale at Caymanas Park yesterday. The filly was the focus...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Golf Association President Peter Chin says the already established COVID-19 safety protocols by the Government, for tourist staying at local hotels, will be the guidelines under which the Jamaica Open Golf tournament will be operated when...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Midfielder Ravel Morrison might have to wait a bit longer to make his long-awaited Reggae Boyz début, as word coming out of the camp is that the player is nursing an injury. Although the extent of the injury is yet to be determined, it appears that...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation (JOIHF), Don Anderson, revealed that plans are in motion to establish a synthetic rink locally. However, according to him, discussions with major private companies that have shown serious...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL), Christopher Williams, said the new organisation’s plan is to make the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) viable in the next five years. Williams, the co-founder and CEO of PROVEN Management...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) source has reliably informed The Gleaner that it has averted a potential strike by its senior men’s team for its two-match series against hosts Saudi Arabia on November 14 and 17. This is because the federation...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Manchester United and West Ham player Ravel Morrison is displeased at what he and his agent, Daniel Wilson deem poor treatment from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) ahead of his expected debut against hosts Saudi Arabia on Saturday....

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former University of Alabama basketball player Will Butler, who recently signed his first professional contract with Spanish second division club CB Penas Huesca, believes European leagues present a more viable option for players coming out of US...

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