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Minister Hints at Participation in more Sporting Disciplines

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, has suggested that the Government, through the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), could seek to diversify the number of sporting disciplines in which the country participates. "We have proven that we can do … Continued


Jamaica a Track and Field Superpower

The curtains came down on August 12 on what was an outstanding Olympic Games for Jamaica, with the country earning a record 12 medals. The medal haul, which comprises four gold, four silver and four bronze, is the most since … Continued


Bolt Secures Legend Status

Jamaica's Usain Bolt sprinted into history on Aug. 9 becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion in the 100 and 200-metre races. Bolt led a spectacular trifecta for Jamaica in the 200-metre finals, with Yohan Blake finishing second, … Continued


Marvellous Alia Atkinson

LONDON — Alia Atkinson may not have won a medal for her exploits in the Olympic pool on Monday but her gusty performance in placing fourth in the 100 metres women’s breast stroke earned her a lot of respect from … Continued


Alia, help is on the way!

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller sent out reassuring words to national Olympic swimmer, Alia Atkinson that the government was prepared to consider support so she can continue her racing career at the elite level. Atkinson placed fourth with 1:06:93 in … Continued


Sports Exhibition to Highlight Outstanding Achievements

On a day when the eyes of the world are on London, England, for the grand opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad, the Government of Jamaica launched a sports exhibition that will highlight the nation’s most outstanding sports personalities, including … Continued


PM off to Support Jamaica’s Team at Olympics

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller left the island this afternoon for London, England to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad which will also be attended by a number of other Heads of Government and Heads … Continued


Athletes urged to Protect Intellectual Rights

As Jamaica’s athletes gear up for the 2012 Olympics, State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams is urging them to register their trademarks and seek to protect their intellectual property rights. "On the occasion of the 2012 … Continued


Post Independence Athletic Superpower

Jamaica has, undoubtedly, evolved into an acknowledged global athletic superpower over the last 50 years, since the nation gained political independence from Britain in 1962. The outstanding and dominant performances of Jamaica's athletes, particularly  on the track, have served to … Continued


Sports Exhibition for Independence

Plans are underway for a National Sports Exhibition, which is expected to be open to the public during the Independence celebrations.  The display, which is to be housed on the second floor of the National Arena, is intended to be … Continued


Gov’t Committed to Sports – Neita-Headley

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, has reaffirmed the Government's commitment to sports development, based on the strong belief that sports can provide a catalyst for national development. She also implored sponsors to continue to support sporting activities, … Continued


Consultation on National Sports Policy held in Mo-Bay

Approximately 41 representatives of community groups and sporting organisations in Trelawny, St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland, took part in a regional consultation on the National Sports Policy (Green Paper), at the Montego Bay Civic Centre, on June 7. This was … Continued

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