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Sports Stars to Receive Development Training

The Creative Productive and Training Centre (CPTC) Limited is to provide personal and professional development training for the nation’s sports ambassadors. This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley on Wednesday, June 5, during her … Continued

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CSJP Sponsors SDC Cricket Competition

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) has endorsed the seventh staging of the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) National Communities 20-20 Cricket Competition, with its sponsorship of $2.75 million in cash and kind. Addressing the recent launch, held at the … Continued

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Commemorative Stamps Capture Golden Moments from Beijing

Five commemorative postage stamps, featuring gold medallists and historic moments from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, were officially launched on Friday, May 3, by the Post and Telecommunications Department. The stamps, each valued at $60, feature record holder … Continued

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New Policy Paves Way for Development of Sports

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, says that the new National Sport Policy, currently before Parliament, paves the way for sports in Jamaica to become more of a business. Mrs. Neita Headley was addressing day-two of the … Continued

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Government Spends $344 Million on Sports

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says the government’s expenditure of $344.47 million on sports during the last 12 months, is demonstrative of the administration’s recognition that the sector is essential to advancing sustainable growth and development in … Continued

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Flag to Be Flown At Penn Relays Annually

The flag of Jamaica will be flown at the 119th Penn Relay Games in Philadelphia, from April 25 to 27 this year. In 2012 the organizers took the decision to fly the country’s flag every year at the Games, held … Continued

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PM Hails Jamaica’s Dominance at Carifta Games

Prime Minister and Minister of Sport, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has congratulated the Jamaican team on its outstanding performances at the just concluded Carifta Games in the Bahamas. The team’s performance was outstanding and spectacular, said Mrs. Simpson … Continued

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Olympian Warren Weir among Nominations for PM’s Award

Well known Jamaican athlete, Warren Weir, is among several young persons and innovative tour company, Routes and Kulcha, nominated for the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence 2012. The winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony scheduled to take … Continued

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PM says Sport and Creative Industries can Drive Economy

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says connections between Sport, the Creative and Cultural Industries must be established as these sectors have the potential to be important drivers of economic development. “There are some who may not make the connection between … Continued

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National Sports Policy to be Tabled in Parliament Soon

Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, announced on February 28 that the National Sports Policy will be tabled in Parliament in another two weeks. This follows a presentation on the White Paper, and discussions with local sport … Continued

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GOV’T Commits to more Structured Sports Initiatives

In addition to spending $1.2 billion on sports annually, the Government is committing to develop more structured policies and initiatives that will see increased support for the various sporting disciplines, as well as improvements to facilities.   Prime Minister, the … Continued

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Overseas Sports Donations to Pass Through SDF

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley has advised that overseas charity donations being sent to local sporting associations should be channeled through the Sports Development Foundation (SDF). Mrs. Neita Headley says that she will then make interventions on … Continued

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Sports Policy to be Tabled in Parliament

Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, announced on February 28 that the National Sports Policy will be tabled in Parliament in another two weeks. This follows a presentation on the White Paper, and discussions with local sport … Continued

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Minister Neita Headley Congratulates Special Olympians

Minister Without Portfolio with Responsibility for Sport in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, has sent a congratulatory message to Nigel Davis and Tamra Mitchell after their success on Sunday, February 3 in ice figure … Continued

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