Review of all Sporting Entities

Photo: Mark Bell Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, makes a point during her contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 12.

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  • A comprehensive review will be done of all sporting entities that fall within the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, with a view to restructuring them.
  • Ms. Grange said the objectives are to facilitate expected economic gains, eliminate duplication and inefficiencies, improve institutional sports capacity, and maximise Jamaica’s full potential in the sports industry.
  • She said the discussions will also include the repositioning of sports in the conceptualisation of a national curriculum.

A comprehensive review will be done of all sporting entities that fall within the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, with a view to restructuring them.

This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, the Hon. Olivia Grange, during her contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 12.

Ms. Grange said the objectives are to facilitate expected economic gains, eliminate duplication and inefficiencies, improve institutional sports capacity, and maximise Jamaica’s full potential in the sports industry.

The review will also seek to develop a national centralised sports database and rationalise funding streams.

In the meantime, Ms. Grange said she intends to have discussions with Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, regarding greater investment in outstanding young sportsmen and women at the high-school level.

She said the discussions will also include the repositioning of sports in the conceptualisation of a national curriculum.

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