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Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Keithy Simpson, a close friend of the late national player Tremaine ‘Tan Tan’ Stewart, could barely contain his emotions after viewing the body of his former teammate during his funeral service at Perry’s Funeral Home in Spanish Town yesterday....

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport Principal Maurice Wilson says plans are being made for the construction of a 25m swimming pool to replace the 50m one on the campus. Wilson told The Gleaner that this new pool will be installed...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After months of speculation, General Secretary of the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB) Leroy Brown has confirmed that boxer Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown will represent Jamaica in the super heavyweight division at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan....

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior men’s basketball player Samardo Samuels could be forced to miss this year’s BIG3 basketball tournament in the United States due to documentation issues. Samuels told The Gleaner that his passport with his US visa along with his...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Veteran Tivoli Gardens midfielder, Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson, says he has decided to play what could be his last season in the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) because he is desperate to take the title back to the west Kingston-based club before he...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Marketing Director Doug Gore says that the Dover Raceway could be open for a meet on Independence Day, August 6. This is possible because of a donation of $2 million by the Miracle Corporation Group towards the...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite the constant rise in COVID-19 cases in Japan, the host of this year’s Olympic Games, Christopher Samuda, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), said his organisation is going ahead with plans to stage a pre-Olympic camp in the...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s friendly international with Japan, which was set for this Thursday in Sapporo, has been cancelled, after six England-based players from the Reggae Boyz’s squad were prevented from boarding a connecting flight in Amsterdam, due to the...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) First Instance Tribunal delegates are scheduled to begin their investigations next week into the controversy surrounding the dead-heat result in the recent Kingston Cup involving MINIATURE MAN and FURTHER AND...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Deputy chairman of the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) medical committee, Dr Derrick McDowell, says the Reggae Boyz have been thoroughly advised about the protocols and guidelines ahead of their departure today for three friendly matches in...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In a bid to improve the visibility at the island’s only horse racing facility, Caymanas Park, particularly during early morning workouts, promoters Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) will be erecting lights along a section...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) has summoned Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) to a high-level meeting today, to discuss the matter of the dead heat result of the ninth race on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Caymanas Park....

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Humble Lion head coach Andrew Price and Harbour View General Manager Clyde Jureidini are urging the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to consider instituting five substitutions instead of the regular three for the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) this...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The much-anticipated start of the Social Development Commission (SDC) National Community Twenty20 Competition is scheduled to bowl off this weekend with a full slate of matches in the rally phase of the championships across selected venues. SDC’s...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Robinson, principal of the newly crowned ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Champions Jamaica College, has warned rivals there that his institution is now planning to build a dynasty and they have no plans to relinquish the Mortimer Geddes trophy...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having captured his first gold medal at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday, Calabar High School shot putter Kobe Lawrence has now set his sights on doing well at this year’s National...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday’s Class Two long jump success by Calabar’s Nathan Wade brought as much pain as it did pride for the youngster, who dedicated his bronze medal at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to his slain coach, Nicholas...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Retired captain Astley Jones, chief security organiser of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, is reminding fans that spectators will not be allowed at the venue, warning that strong measures will be taken to keep the...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

St Jago’s Kavian Kerr could hardly contain his emotions after he produced a massive final attempt, powered by prayer, to capture the gold medal in the boys’ Class One long jump event at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships being staged inside the National Stadium under strong safety protocols in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of coaches have already given the thumbs up to the guidelines, and...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 1:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Now that the Government has said yes to the re-start of Jamaica's top-flight football league, the question is whether or not the various organisers can put together a league in as short a time frame as there is to do so. Published May 6, 2021...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) Chairman Christopher Williams is warning football fans that security will be tight during Jamaica Premier League (JPL) matches, which will take place at the National Stadium and Sabina Park. The JPL,...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With seven Jamaicans now playing in Suncorp Super Netball in Australia, national senior team captain Jhaniele Fowler says that the Sunshine Girls now have a chance of putting on a good showing at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, next...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Manager of Independence Park Limited General Manager Major Desmon Brown says that despite there being no spectators at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships next week, they are leaving nothing to chance regarding...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

News of the Government’s approval of the return of top-flight football in Jamaica was met with relief and excitement across the local footballing landscape, but with just a short window left for the Jamaica Premier League to take place this season...

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