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Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones, president of the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB), says the organisation will be looking to capitalise on the increasing levels of community support for the Gloves Over Guns series to nurture the careers of local grass-roots...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:26 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

With the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s Under-19 Championships a month away, the Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JamLax) has increased its calls for financial support. A GoFundMe page created by the association has raised only US$5,750...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:17 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Leiza-Mae Keane, manager of Jamaican boxer Kemahl ‘Hitman’ Russell, has announced that they have broken their professional relationship with promoter Ronson Frank and his Uprising Promotions outfit. Keane pointed to her dissatisfaction with the...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:10 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Italian Raffaele Bianco, the man charged with guiding national shotgun champion Christian Sasso and Shaun Barnes in their preparations for the upcoming Pan American Games, says both men are faced with monumental challenges if they are to return a...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JamLax), Calbert Hutchinson, is touting the organisation’s commitment to gender equality in sports, as he seeks to enlist the support of corporate Jamaica in fielding the first-ever national female...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:18 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Head coach at UWI FC Andrew Peart says he will be looking for his players to create more scoring opportunities as they travel to Drax Hall on Sunday for their second-leg Red Stripe Premier League quarterfinal clash with Mount Pleasant Football...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:41 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Hit by the twin blows of the cancellation of the Wray...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Expressing gratitude to the many individuals who supported this year's Feed the 5,000 Christmas treat in inner cities across Kingston, Mustard Seed Communities founder Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon is also calling for a greater level of volunteerism...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

With the Yuletide season in full swing, volunteers aligned with the Mustard Seed Communities in Jamaica are gearing up for their Feed the 5,000 community outreach programme slated to take place on Christmas Day.The annual event will see volunteers...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Despite over 1,700 volunteers participating in the International Coastal Clean-up Day, removing an estimated 15,488 pounds of garbage from the Kingston Harbour, solid waste management in Jamaica is in a state of crisis according to Suzanne Stanley,...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Nine years ago, the Rotaract Club of St Andrew started its semi-annual blood drive after a club member expressed a desperate need for blood for a relative fighting the pangs of cancer.That relative unfortunately died from the disease, but with more...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) yesterday commenced a $200,000 conservation project of the defaced statue of national hero Norman Washington Manley located at St William Grant Park in Kingston.The preservation effort followed a story in...

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