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Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica Executive Director Deborah Chen says she is concerned about the few schools that have visited its facilities to have sudden cardiac arrest screening exercises done on student-athletes ahead of what she describes as...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Heart Foundation of Jamaica Director of Emergency Cardiac Care, Dr Hugh Wong, has said that it should be mandated that every school across the island be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) to properly prepare for heart-related...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Local Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Matthew Colquhoun said that his loss to American Roy Cooper III in their X-1 World Events Welterweight title fight two weeks ago has not done much harm to his career, and he has learnt from the experience....

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) President Wilford 'Billy' Heaven said that Cricket West Indies (CWI) is not doing enough to market the product, which he believes has a negative effect on Sabina Park's attraction as a host venue.Heaven believes...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

This year's staging of the Gibson McCook Relays will see teams competing from across the Caribbean as organisers look to address the public's requests for more overseas competition.Organising committee chairman, Professor Rainford Wilks, said the...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange is expressing concern about the possible effects of Nesta Carter’s guilty verdict handed down by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC ruling said that reanalysis of Carter’...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaican Mixed Martial Arts fighter Matthew Colquhoun will face Ray 'Braddah' Cooper III in a main event bout for the X-1 World Events Welterweight Championship in Honolulu, Hawaii at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, Jamaica time.This will be Colquhoun's...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has said that the process of approving the renovation of the National Stadium in Kingston is not as simple as many would believe.Independence Park Limited (IPL) General Manager Major Desmon Brown had previously...

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

Former president of the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) Robert Richards has sought to clear the air about his offer to return to the local governing body.Richards says that his offer to return to the JBA is not to be president, as was previously...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

RJR SportS Foundation Sportswoman of the Year runner-up, Alia Atkinson, said that it is a fulfilling feeling knowing that her world-record swim in the 50-metre breaststroke last year can inspire a new generation of black female swimmers.Atkinson set...

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

Triple Olympic, gold medallist Usain Bolt, who won the RJR Sport Foundation National Sportsman of the Year Award for 2016, said on Friday night that he hopes that he has been an inspiration to youngsters.Bolt, who has now won the award on seven...

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

Multiple Olympic gold medallists Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson, as expected, were last night recognised as Jamaica's top athletes in 2016 after being named the RJR Sport Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 2:14 PMRachid Parchment

IAAF CEO Olivier Gers said the body holds no hard feelings towards the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for its decision to abstain from votes towards reforms in the sport. Gers, who is currently in the island as a guest speaker...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) president, Ambassador A.B. Stewart Stephenson, is expected to announce that he is stepping down from the role in a press conference today.Stephenson, who is a lawyer by profession, is said to be...

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

Independence Park Limited (IPL), the operator of the National Stadium, says that renovating the complex is more feasible than building a new one.IPL recently told The Sunday Gleaner that it is making plans to upgrade the facilities at the stadium on...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron says Antigua and Barbuda will be the permanent home of cricket in the Caribbean.    West Indies cricket teams, at all levels, will meet there for training...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica President Martin Lyn says that he has a big year planned for diving in the island in 2017.The diving fraternity has been encouraged by Yona Knight-Wisdom's performances at last summer's Olympic Games in...

Published:Monday | December 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Denzil Wilks, general manager of the Sports Development Foundation, says that the body has done all it can to improve the playing surfaces at St. Jago High, despite complaints from the school that the body has neglected it. Officials at St. Jago had...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian is the pilot of Jamaica's two-member female bobsled team, and is looking to make history by becoming one of Jamaica's first-ever women to compete in the Winter Games at the 2018 instalment in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) will be hosting an Under-21 developmental seven-a-side tournament in Kingston on Saturday.Union Chairman Jerry Benzwick says that his association is putting on the competition with the hopes of improving its...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Olympic 4x400m relay silver medallist Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby says that coach Maurice Wilson was instrumental in the successes she had this year.The Sprintec Track Club athlete, who was coming off a year of being inactive, says that she surpassed...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Kittian journalist Loshaun Dixon says that fans of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots believe their team can win next season's Hero Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition following the addition of star batsman Chris Gayle.Gayle's...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Richard Berridge, chief operating officer of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, says that Chris Gayle can carry the team to glory in next season's Hero Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament.Although he would not speak on reasons for...

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