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Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Debutant West Indies fast bowler Jayden Seales may have silenced his critics regarding his premature introduction into Test cricket, with his three wickets on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa at the Daren Sammy National...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It has been 11 years since the South Africans visited the Caribbean to play a Test match, and today, that long drought will come to an end, as the ‘Proteas’ face a rejuvenated West Indies side in the first Test at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

National junior champion Rocco Lopez heads the list of 18 players selected to represent Jamaica at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships, which is slated to take place in Punta Cana, Dominica Republic, July 30 to August 4. The tournament...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons is already summing up what he thinks will be the X factor in the upcoming two-Test series between his side and the visiting South Africans in St Lucia starting Thursday. With the Windies and South Africa sitting...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

With international tennis star Naomi Osaka’s controversial withdrawal from the French Open amid revelations of mental health issues continuing to dominate conversation, noted psychologists Dr Leahcim Semaj and Dr Jason Scott Hamilton have welcomed...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Jermaine Blackwood and Barbadian Shai Hope signalled their intentions to the West Indies selectors and coaching staff, following half-century knocks on the opening day of the four day ‘Best vs Best’ Intra-squad practice match at the Darren...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-year-old Phil Mickelson turned back the clock to become the oldest Professional Golf Association Major winner in history on Sunday, while right here in Jamaica on that same day, 20-year-old Justin Burrowes claimed his second national title at...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Justin Burrowes continued his no-nonsense approach towards claiming another National title, as he stepped up the pace after another workmanlike round at the Caymanas Golf Club yesterday, to maintain his lead in the zero to six category after day...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Defending National Amateur Golf Championship champion William Knibbs will have his work cut out if he is to successfully defend his title, as the four-day competition gets under way today at the Caymanas Golf Club. Knibbs, who shot a three-under-...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It has been well over a year since stumps have been put up on any cricket field in Jamaica, however, that long wait for some on-field action will soon be over, as Jamaica is set to host two international Test matches between the West Indies and...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica and West Indies opening batsman John Campbell could take part in the upcoming two-Test series against South Africa to take place in the Caribbean early next month. Chief selector Roger Harper says Campbell, who had modest returns of 68 runs...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 1:44 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Diana McCaulay is a proficient Jamaican writer who has earned herself a multiplicity of awards and recognition as testament to her ability at the craft. McCaulay, who resides in St Andrew, has written and published four novels. 'Dog Heart...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 1:36 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Margaret Wolfe Hungerford once posited the now-iconic quote "beauty is in the eye of the beholder''.  This is true on a general basis but Joan Crawford stunned the world with her beauty in the year 1963, when she was crowned Miss...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 1:28 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Merlene Joyce Ottey has spent a great deal of her life surrounded by the track and a cheering audience. For a large part of that life, she was considered the greatest sprinter male or female in Jamaica's history. Ottey, from Cold Spring in the...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:21 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

As the cricketing world continues to grapple with the news of the cancellation of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the tournament’s biosecure bubble, the organisers of the tournament, in conjunction with...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:27 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave says they are keeping close tabs on the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has been affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. India recorded its highest daily...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 7:33 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The story of persons who have excelled in one field or the other, usually begins with the honing of their skill at tender ages. Patricia Judith Maryla Ricketts' story is different. It is not until she was an adult, 18 years old, that Ricketts...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 7:04 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Linnette Vassell has paved the way for many during a fight for women's rights in the region that begun as far back as the early 1970s. She was the first Coordinator of the Committee of Women for Progress, (CWP) a left-wing activist organisation...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 6:56 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Helene Davis Whyte (born 1956) is a trade union activist and the general secretary of the Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers (JALGO), which represents 5,000 workers in local and national government and quasi-...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 6:40 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Bishop Christine Gooden-Benguche is the first appointed female president of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, Jamaica District. She is the successor to Bishop Everald Galbraith, who headed the Jamaica Methodist District for...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:19 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Several of Jamaica’s cricketing icons will be depicted in the form of a mural at Sabina Park in Kingston, as part of the Ministry of Sport’s latest project dubbed ‘Celebration’. The mural, which adorns one section of the wall with Jamaican...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:29 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Women’s opening batter Rashada Williams is over the moon as she has recently got the call to join 29 other players for a month-long West Indies Women’s high-performance training camp to be held in Antigua. The 24-year-old Spanish Town...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:23 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

With huge doubt still surrounding the upcoming home series between hosts West Indies and the visiting South African side slated for June 2021, the topic that has continued to resonate throughout cricketing circles is the make-up of the next Test...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 11:31 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The revered Carolyn Cooper is a literary scholar and a Jamaican author. In addition to this, she is a professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona. From 1975 to 1980, she was an assistant professor...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 11:24 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Sabrina Hosang Jordan is the CEO of Caribbean Food Delights. She is a young business leader who is recognised among her peers as a model team builder and motivator. This profound characteristic trait is also seen as the driving force behind her...

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