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Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah says she has been working to maintain her mental and physical conditioning and is now looking forward to the start of competition, following a COVID-19 delayed season. As is the case with most...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has informed The Gleaner that there will be an increase in the cost to the rent the Independence Park Limited (IPL) sporting facilities across the country. The IPL facilities consist of the National Stadium...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, described World Athletics’ decision to create a welfare fund as an excellent move by the world’s governing body for athletics. World Athletics announced last...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler has expressed her delight at the announcement that the Australian Suncorp Super Netball competition is set to begin on August 1. The league was originally scheduled to begin on May 2, but it was...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Gary Peart, executive chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, says the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the process of installing a new tote board at Caymanas Park, almost a year after the equipment stopped functioning. The tote board, which is...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having scored 10 goals so far in this season’s Costa Rican top-flight football competition, national striker Javon East says he will be seeking a move away from the club to Europe in the summer. The 25-year-old East, who signed a three-year...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In a bid to improve the racing product, executive chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), Gary Peart, says a lot of new and exciting products are set to come on stream as soon as horse racing resumes at Caymanas Park. SVL is the parent body...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

DALTON WINT, general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), says embattled Reggae Boyz striker Darren Mattocks is still part of the association’s plans for the upcoming Concacaf World Cup qualifiers. Mattocks, who plies his trade with...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dalton Wint, general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), says that the organisation is shocked at the news that national defender Adrian Mariappa has contracted COVID-19. Wint told The Gleaner that the JFF would offer the Watford...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint says that his organisation will be taking strong actions against Reggae Boyz winger Leon Bailey, following his recent criticism of the federation and head coach Theodore ‘Tappa...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

International Netball Federation (INF) president Liz Nicholl is concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the sport. A number of netball leagues around the world, including Suncorp Super Netball in Australia, the ANZ Premiership in New...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the United Racehorse Trainers Association Ryan Darby is hoping that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) can be signed this week between the Ministry of Finance and key horse racing figures, potentially paving the way for a return to...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:49 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

FORMER NATIONAL footballer Aldrick ‘Allie’ McNab is concerned about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Caribbean’s football development. The coronavirus has caused the postponement, suspension, and cancellation of a number of sporting...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

United Racehorse Trainers Association (URTA) President Ryan Darby said his organisation will continue appealing to Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) to overturn its decision to reduce the number of race-days at Caymanas Park...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says his association has fully endorsed FIFA’s move to allot each team with five substitutions per game when major leagues and competitions around the world resume. FIFA said on Monday...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) President Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven said the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) lost more than $5 million because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because restrictions on mass gatherings put in place by the Government...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

United Racehorse Trainers Association president Ryan Darby says many trainers have relocated their thoroughbreds from the exercise track at Caymanas Park, where they would do morning training sessions, to stud farms around the country. This, Darby...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Windies all-rounder Rovman Powell says it would be an honour for him to captain of the Jamaica Tallawahs team for this season’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) competition. The Jamaican franchise is set for a major shake-up after a disappointing...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says the association is still waiting to receive the final portion of the US$500,000 (roughly J$69 million) from FIFA for administrative matters. Wint told The Gleaner that the JFF...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda says his association will continue to provide funding to the various national federations through the Olympic Solidarity Programme, despite economic constraints because of the COVID-19...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Warren Blake says his administration will consider the August date set by World Athletics to stage the National Championships (commonly known as ‘Trials’) if restrictions on mass...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2020 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Marjorie Powell, the mother of slain former national footballer Irvino English, says she is unable to plan her son’s funeral because his autopsy is yet to be done, more than a month after he was killed. English was shot dead on Ashoka Road in...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

THE BETTING, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) will be ending its sponsorship of the prestigious Diamond Mile race day at Caymanas Park, with Executive Director Vitus Evans pointing to financial challenges as the main reason behind the...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has expressed sympathy towards Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace after his administration was replaced by a Normalisation Committee by FIFA. The...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL SENIOR netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler says that she and other Sunshine Girls who play in Suncorp Super Netball in Australia are devastated by the move of organisers to cut their salaries by 70 per cent. This is because of the...

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