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Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Solomon Sharpe, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), said construction work on a brand new BetMakers trainers’ pavilion will commence shortly at Caymanas Park. The construction of the facility is part of a $75-...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For national senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler, being away from her daughter, when she competes overseas with the Sunshine Girls and her Australia-based club, has been one of the hardest things that she has had to deal with as a mother. Fowler...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica, Tricia Robinson, is assuring stakeholders that her organisation is extremely close to securing approval from government authorities for the resumption of contact training for the Sunshine Girls, as well as competitive...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In an effort to boost the vaccination uptake among its stakeholders, Solomon Sharpe, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), said he has made representation to the Government for the Caymanas Park facility to be used...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, said his organisation will be taking no chances and is warning coaches and athletes that they must adhere to the strict COVID-19 protocols and guidelines that...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 12:44 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dalton Wint, general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), said despite the absence of a number of key players, as a result of the ongoing contract discussions between the association and senior team members, he is confident that the...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 12:40 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With a number of West Indies cricketers recently failing fitness tests, Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell said he is not leaving anything to chance, as he has taken steps to avoid falling into this category. Jamaican fast bowlers Oshane Thomas and...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With local horse racing stakeholders lobbying for a purse increase, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) Solomon Sharpe, has offered assurances that his organisation is aware of the calls and is doing all it can to...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Elizabeth DaCosta, the wife of many-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, is appealing to the public for blood on his behalf. DaCosta, an 18-time champion trainer, has been hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) reportedly set to acquire the services of several English-based footballers ahead of this year’s Gold Cup tournament and World Cup Qualifiers, national senior striker Javon East said he is confident that...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:58 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is looking, as part of its efforts to secure approval for the resumption of track and field in the island, to become the sole organisers of all meets in Jamaica, this according to a proposal...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:58 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has outlined a zero-tolerance approach to breaches of the safety protocols for the Regional Super50 Cup in Antigua and Barbuda, warning that any member in breach of the guidelines, will be immediately sent home...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following recent meetings with the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Health and Wellness, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, said his administration is hopeful that the local track and field season...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, while noting that a committee has been established to handle future wage negotiations, admitted that he felt betrayed, after a recording of recent salary negotiations between...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Elaine Walker-Brown, president of the St Catherine Football Association, could hardly contain her delight after her administration handed over nine tablets to students in the parish on Friday. The nine students, which include six boys and three...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Veteran jockey Shane Ellis said he is anxious to return to the saddle, as he continues his recovery from a broken collarbone injury, which he sustained last November. Ellis told The Sunday Gleaner that the injury has not been healing as fast as he...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 9:13 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Officials from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and the Ministry of Sports will meet this week to discuss the football authority’s safety protocols and the possible restart of the Jamaica Premier...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As the Sunshine Girls prepare to travel to England in a four-Test series next month, Netball Jamaica President Tricia Robinson admitted that there are concerns given the discovery of a new coronavirus strain in that country and the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With the horse racing population at Caymanas Park falling considerably short of desired levels, a number of industry insiders are continuing their calls to Government for an urgent removal of all taxes associated with the importation of horses...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

First vice president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Dr Donovan Bennett, is expressing shock at the news that former national cricketer Nehemiah Perry was considering running for the post of president of the organisation. Perry, who is a...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dalton Wint, general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), said the association is delighted with FIFA’s decision to extend international match windows to allow for three matches, pointing to increase qualification and earning...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head coach of Jamaica’s senior women football team, Hubert Busby Jr, is hoping to lead the Reggae Girlz back into competitive action in the next FIFA international window in February 2021. That would mark one year since the Girlz last played a...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head coach and founder of Titans International Track Club, Michael Frater, said he has been working to recover the careers and productivity of some of the island’s top male sprinters, including former World 100m champion Yohan Blake. Frater has...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:26 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As athletics stakeholders continue to await rehabilitation work to the synthetic track at the National Stadium, Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, pointed to weather conditions and the ability of the German-based manufacturers (BSW) to travel...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It was not a positive return to the international stage for the Reggae Boyz, as a schoolboyish defensive display saw the Jamaicans slumping to 3-0 defeat to hosts Saudi Arabia in the first of their back-to-back international friendlies yesterday,...

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