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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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Multi Sectoral Effort Needed to Host Diamond League Meet

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, says the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, with the full support of the Government, has begun to explore with the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) the possibility of Jamaica hosting a Diamond … Continued

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National Sports Policy Before Cabinet

The National Sports Policy is one step closer to reality as the consultations have been completed and the document has been submitted to Cabinet for approval. The Department of Sports in the Office of the Prime Minister reviewed the Green … Continued

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Govt. Committed to Inclusive Sports Policy

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Neita Headley, says the Government remains committed to developing an inclusive sports policy that will ensure Jamaicans have equal access to sporting activities, regardless of any impairment. “I believe that sports in Jamaica should … Continued

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Talks on for Local Sports Manufacturing Outlet

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, says that discussions are taking place towards the development of a manufacturing facility for the production of Jamaican-made sporting goods. “I am looking closely at a sports manufacturing outlet and I am … Continued

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Sports Minister Calls for more Private Sector Support

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, has reiterated her call for members of the private sector to give more support to the development of the nation’s sports. She said this partnership will, among other things, allow the Government … Continued

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Promoting Jamaica at the Penn Relays

WASHINGTON – Promoting brand Jamaica to a global audience is a major part of Team Jamaica Bickle's (TJB) mission. This is no more evident than during the annual Penn Relays, when Franklin Field and the entire city of Philadelphia in … Continued

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House Supports Motion for Lifting Of Cuban Embargo

The House of Representatives has given full support to a motion calling for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed on Cuba by the United States (US) 50 years ago. The motion, brought to the Chamber by … Continued

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Sports Can Move Jamaica Forward – Neita Headley

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, says the sports industry, if properly exploited can play a major role in moving Jamaica forward. "In an economy facing challenges, the quest for growth, job creation and enhanced opportunities for … Continued

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