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Veteran Cricketer Honoured

The Scottish city of Stirling has granted the honour of Freedom of the City to Jamaican born former cricketer, 85 year-old Irvin Iffla, in recognition of his long standing commitment and contribution to the public life of the city and … Continued

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Jamaica Bobsled Team on Track for Winter Olympics

The Jamaica Bobsleigh Team is on track in its qualifying bid for the 21st Olympic Winter Games, scheduled to be held February 12-28, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. The team recently concluded four months of training and competition with an 11th … Continued

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Leila Robinson Courts Ready for U-16 Netball Championships

Refurbishing work has been completed at the Leila Robinson Netball Courts at Independence Park, ahead of next month’s Caribbean Under-16 Championships. The lighting fixtures, seats, stands and playing surfaces were refurbished at a cost of $800,000. Electrical Consultant to Independence … Continued

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GraceKennedy Limited to Receive Corporate Sports Award

The Comets Club International (CCI) Corporate Partnership Award for 2009, will be presented to GraceKennedy Limited, for its outstanding contribution and exemplary leadership in the development of athletics in Jamaica. The presentation will be made during the CCI’s annual charity … Continued

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Young People Urged to Participate in Sports

Young people are being urged to get involved in sports-related activities as a positive outlet for their energy. The encouragement has come from President of the Longville Park Citizens Association, Baldvin McKenzie, at the launch of the Clarendon Division 1 … Continued

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Netball Coach Says There Were Many Positives in UK

The Jamaican national netball team, ‘The Sunshine Girls’, returned to the island on February 28, following a three-match Test with England. Coach, Connie Francis, told JIS News that although the Test against England did not go as planned (England won … Continued

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Special Olympians Lauded

Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Andrew Gallimore, has praised the special Olympians for their achievements, at the recently concluded World Winter Games, held in Boise, Idaho, in the United States of America. Speaking at … Continued

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Two Sport Facilities Handed Over in St. Elizabeth

Two sport facilities were handed over to the Crawford and Barbary Hall communities in St. Elizabeth, on February 18, by Member of Parliament, and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton. The Crawford complex was developed at a cost of over … Continued

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Bolt Signs Running Shoes for NYC Charity

Olympic double sprint champion Usain Bolt, has given a boost to the fundraising efforts of the New York-based Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO), by recently signing three pairs of running shoes, which are to be auctioned by the charity. The … Continued

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Sunshine Girls to Take on England in Three-Match Test

Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) are expected to come out in large numbers to support the Sunshine Girls, when the national netballers compete in a three-match series against the English squad in the UK next month. The matches will … Continued

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Herb McKenley Stadium to be Completed by 2012

Athletes in and around central Jamaica should have the benefit of a first class sporting facility, come 2012, with the completion of the Herb McKenley Stadium in May Pen, Clarendon. Communications Consultant to Minister of Transport and Works, Reginald Allen, … Continued

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JOA Head Urges Athletes to Stay Clean

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association Mike Fennel, is cautioning Jamaican athletes who might be contemplating the use of performance enhancers against this, as these substances are harmful to themselves as well as the legacy and national psyche of the … Continued

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