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Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 6:54 PMAinsley Walters

HEADS of three professional associations at Caymanas Park - the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers Association, Jamaica Jockeys Guild and Grooms Association of Jamaica - issued a joint press release on Saturday, distancing their organisations from "putting...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 2:13 PMAinsley Walters

The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) Division and the Police Area Five personnel are getting pats on the back following the recent conviction of ex-cop Alpheus Wade for the 2011 kidnapping of businessman Marc Frankson.A joint team from...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

If Caymanas Park is successfully divested by the Government of Jamaica, the viability of local horse racing might very well be shakily hinged on a tote monopoly and/or subsidies from any other businesses implemented by the new operator of the 196-...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Grandmaster Han Sam Soo, one of the pioneers of Tae kwon do, who had introduced the martial art to Jamaica in 1974, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which recognises the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), should once and for all "reach...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Brazilian travel agents competing at an annual golf tournament, at Sandals Ocho Rios, hinted last Friday that Jamaicans could be targeted for special travel offers to the Rio 2016 Olympics...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 4:14 PMAinsley Walters

TRAVEL AGENTS from Latin America participating in the annual Sandals Golf Tournament yesterday almost threw their clubs, not in anger, but with glee, on learning that the Government of Jamaica recently waived visa requirements for 30-day vacationers...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TEAM 23, comprising Junior Rodney, Karen Scantlebury, Albertha Brown, and Jacqueline Bass, won the Travel Weekly US Travel Agents Golf Tournament at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios at the weekend.Team Four, made up of Larry Field Sr,...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

EACH time Romaine Evans drove the ball from the ladies' tee at the par-five 14th hole, the slender Tacky High School fifth-former drew "ooohhs and ahhhs" at the Travel Weekly US Travel Agents Golf Tournament at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Police sources are claiming that the fatal shooting of Alton 'Putty Wet' Maxwell last Sunday put paid to one of Jamaica's most dangerous guns-for-hire.According to the police, Maxwell's barbarity led to him murdering seven-months' pregnant Sasha Gay...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2015 | 4:00 PMAinsley Walters

NICHOLAS Dusard struck gold in Russia last weekend when he beat Russia's Alexander Leonov in the lightweight final of the Intercontinental Cup of Taekwondo in Siberia.The Jamaica combined martial arts team captain led Jamaica's two-medal haul....

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

JOCKEY Aaron Chatrie will definitely not return to race riding at Caymanas Park before Heroes Day, Monday, October 19. The Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) late last week denied the jockey a stay of execution for a 10-day ban imposed last Tuesday....

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 3:32 PMAinsley Walters

LOCAL-based horses have been guaranteed 10 spots for the December 5 Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park, worth $13.5m, the richest-ever horse racing purse in the Caribbean.Racing secretary, Denzil Miller, said the other six spots, if filled, would...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

RACEHORSE owner and breeder, Dr Paul Wright, has questioned the authority of the stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) to determine jockey Aaron Chatrie's state of mind, which led to them standing him down from his remaining mounts at...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

TREVOR 'Cassidy' Webb Jr departed the island yesterday, beaming with pride and bursting with anticipation after being called as a junior to Jamaica's combined martial arts team for Sunday's four-nation tournament in the Siberian town of Khanty-...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

JOCKEY Aaron Chatrie was yesterday hit hard by the stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission for incidents on last Saturday's racecard as well as a riding infringement the previous week aboard BOLD AVIATOR.Starting Saturday, the jockey will sit out...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA's combined martial arts team departs the island tomorrow, headed for the Siberian town of Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, on the invitation of the All Russian Taekwon-Do ITF Federation.A three-man Jamaica team is down to face hosts Russia, Greece...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

United States grand master Simon 'JJ' Racaza of History Channel reality TV show 'Top Shot' has booked his spot alongside another US grand master, Angus Hobdell, for the July 25-26 Jamaica Cup Emancipation Pistol Championships.The United States duo...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 4:18 PMAinsley Walters

THE Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA) recently honoured five of its members for advancing the sport of practical shooting administratively and on the range.Alastair Stewart, regional director, Inter-national Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC)...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 6:55 PMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA's top pistol shooters have been sharpening their skills ahead of the two-day Jamaica Cup, a 16-stage, 300-plus round, level-three International Practical Shooting Confederation match, set for July 25-26.A team of nine recently travelled to...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 5:02 PMAinsley Walters

CHIEF instructors Heather Campbell and Keith Edwards of Rising Sun Karate and Ningen Karate, respectively, both praised the unity shown by Jamaican martial artists at last weekend's International Sports Karate Association United States Open in...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 4:53 PMAinsley Walters

NICHOLAS DUSARD finally got the one opponent he had chased for two years. He not only beat Julio Carlos on his home turf, but did so convincingly in a live match on international sports channel ESPN during Saturday's Night of Champions at the...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA'S combined martial arts team stretched its unbeaten run to 57 matches on Friday, stopping South Africa 2-1 in a three-man sparring match at the International Sports Karate Association's United States Open in Orlando, Florida.Seido Karate's...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ORLANDO, Florida: CAPTAIN Sheckema Cunningham on Thursday anchored Jamaica's female combined martial arts team tosilver at the International Sports Karate Association's Interconti-nental Courtleigh Hotel...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ORLANDO, Florida:JAMAICA's martial artists have begun settling in at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, ready to take on competitors from numerous schools, countries, and organisations in sparring, special techniques, and...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 7:18 PMAinsley Walters

MORE than 60 martial artists started departing the island yesterday morning, with the main group due to leave today, for the International Sports Karate Association's (ISKA) United States Open, which Jamaica opens at 5 p.m. when they compete in the...

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