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Published:Sunday | September 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Tricia Robinson, says her association will beef up security at the Sunshine Girls’ Netball House as they prepare to go into camp ahead of their Tri-nation Series against South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago next...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Experienced Jamaican defender Adrian Mariappa believes that the Reggae Boyz’s coaching staff will have a very difficult task when selecting the squad for next month’s three Concacaf 2022 World Cup qualifying matches. Mariappa’s comments came...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2021 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

If Tivoli Gardens Head Coach Philip Williams was excited about his team’s return to the Jamaica Premier League playoffs, one could not tell from his grounded demeanor, with his business-like approach to the assignments to come, belying the...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL PARALYMPIANS head coach Neville Sinclair has called on local companies to make an investment in the nation’s para athletes. Grant’s plea came after the country’s dismal performance at this year’s showing at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo,...

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2021 | 12:05 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Craig Butler, Leon Bailey’s manager, says he will be back to action for Aston Villa against Brentford in the English Premier League (EPL) today. Butler says Bailey is now fully recovered from a series of niggling injuries he picked up at the...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

PRESIDENT OF the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, said his organisation is currently working on developing a database, which will allow for only fully vaccinated spectators to attend schoolboy football matches...

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2021 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

With competitive action likely to return to Dover Raceway on Independence Day, August 6, Doug Gore, marketing director of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC), said his association is now actively seeking sponsorship for the repavement of a section...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2021 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Top female jockey Samantha Fletcher said she is delighted with the announcement that Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) will be offering a $100,000-incentive to the female jockey with the most wins at the end of each quarter...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:37 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

WORLD CHAMPION-SHIPS 400 metres hurdles bronze medallist Ristananna Tracey says the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected her both mentally and financially. Up to Friday, Jamaica has recorded 575 confirmed cases of the deadly virus. Two hundred...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

PRESIDENT OF the United Racehorse Trainers Association, Ryan Darby, says his organisation has proposed June 13 for the resumption of racing at Caymanas Park. Darby told The Sunday Gleaner that they recently signed off on a memorandum of...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, says he is not surprised by the decision of the management of the Jamaica Tallawahs to leave captain Chris Gayle off their roster for this season’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says that preparation work for the redevelopment of the National Stadium complex is continuing despite the threat of the COVID-19 virus locally. Up to yesterday, 69 persons tested positive for the virus....

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, impacting the physical and financial well-being of people around the country, Jamaica’s basketball star Samardo Samuels has donated US$10,000 worth of food supplies to the people of Falmouth,...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

In spite of the USA Track and Field (USATF) calls for the postponement of the Olympic Games, Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda says that his organisation is not in a position at this point to join those calls, and he...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake says the death of former chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Herb Elliott is a massive blow to sports in Jamaica. Dr Elliott, 85, who was...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls will face world champions New Zealand in today’s final of the Vitality Netball Nations Cup at the Copper Box Arena in London. Match time is noon. The Jamaicans secured their spot in the final of the championships after an...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Trelawny residents have expressed their disappointment at the slowly deteriorating and underused multipurpose stadium at Florence Hall in the parish. The facility was constructed with a loan of US$30 million from China for the hosting of the 2007...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Tricia Robinson is set to become the new president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) when Dr Paula Daley-Morris’ tenure expires at the association’s annual general meeting (AGM) in November. The Sunday Gleaner understands that Robinson, who is the current...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz prepare to make their debut at this fast-approaching FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament in Lyon, France, former national senior women’s team head coach Charles Edwards said the team must be mentally and physically prepared...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:43 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Reigning Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Portmore United and beaten finalists Waterhouse will bow into action in the FLOW Concacaf Caribbean Club Championships today when they tackle Haitian sides Real Hope Academy and AS Capoise,...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

John Azar, the sole nominee for the post of president of Tennis Jamaica (TJ), said he is not surprised by the decision taken by incumbent Aswad Morgan to withdraw his candidacy ahead of the association’s annual general meeting (AGM), which will be...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Pastor Ralston Getfield, a childhood friend of Tony Becca’s, described him as a very devoted family man and someone who always tried to be the best at whatever he did. Getfield was among hundreds of mourners who gathered at the St Matthew’s...

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