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Usain Bolt is the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

Sprinting sensation, Usain Bolt, was yesterday (June 11), named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, for his exploits at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The presentation was made at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, Canada, by Laureus World … Continued

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Central High Gets $100,000 to Expand Playfield

Central High School in Clarendon, has received a sum of $100,000 from Juici Patties, towards the expansion of its playfield. Acting Vice Principal of the institution, Uvelyn Daley, told JIS News that the donation will assist in creating a playfield … Continued

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Sports Minister Praises Student Athletes

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, has praised the outstanding performance of Jamaica’s student athletes at the recently concluded Penn Relays in the USA, noting that the international community got another taste of ‘Brand Jamaica’. “The more … Continued

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Campbell-Brown to Headline Reebok Grand Prix in NYC

World and Olympic sprint champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica will be among the headliners at the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix scheduled for May 30 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, New York City, USA. Other top athletes such as American … 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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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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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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