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Trelawny Shows Love for Country’s Athletes

Jamaicans turned out in their numbers at the Trelawny multi-purpose stadium yesterday (October 4) to show their love and appreciation for the country’s athletes. Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, headed the list of attendees at the family fun-day and … Continued

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UNESCO Awards for Campbell-Brown and Bolt

Olympic Champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Olympic and World Champion, Usain Bolt, have been nominated to receive the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Champion for Sport for Peace Award. The awards will be issued in Paris, France, where … Continued

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West Prepares for Athletes

Planning for the Western Jamaica leg of the nation’s tribute to the athletes who took part in the recent International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, in Berlin, Germany, is on track. On Saturday, September 19, a planning meeting … Continued

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Preparations in High Gear for Homecoming Celebrations for Athletes

Preparations are well underway for the 2009 homecoming celebrations for athletes who participated in the recent International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, in Berlin, Germany. The celebrations are scheduled from October 2 to October 4, and a National … Continued

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Lightning Bolt Off on Round the World Yacht Race

‘Jamaica Lightning Bolt’ set off on a 10-month long race around the world last Sunday (Sept. 13) with the success of the fastest man in the world, for which the vessel is named, propelling its sails. The yacht, which is … Continued

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National Sports Policy to be Unveiled Soon

A National Sports Policy will shortly be unveiled by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. The policy is being developed by the Ministry, in collaboration with the Ministries of Industry, Investment and Commerce, and Tourism. Minister of Youth, Sports … Continued

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Big Welcome for Olympic/World Champion Female Sprinter

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, headed a large group of persons, including officials of sporting organisations, relatives, sponsors and fans, who welcomed three of the athletes who participated in the recent World Championships in Berlin, Germany, … Continued

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OJ for Usain Among Other Honours

World sprint record holder, Usain Bolt, will be inducted into the Society of the Order of Jamaica (OJ). This was announced by Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, during Parliament’s sitting yesterday (September 15). “When so conferred he will, at … Continued

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Usain Bolt Described as National Inspiration

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, has described Olympic and world sprint record holder, Usain Bolt, as a national inspiration, who has transformed athletics. “Usain you confound us, but we love it because you give us hope; … Continued

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Berlin Athletes to be Honoured from Oct. 2-4

To honour the nation’s athletes who participated in the recent International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), World Championships, in Berlin, Germany, the Government is to host a series of events dubbed, ‘The Berlin Salute – A Tribute to our Athletes’, … Continued

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Cabinet Approves Sports Betting Amendment

Cabinet has given approval for an amendment to the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act regulations to allow for the introduction of sports betting and the payment of a 9 per cent gross profit tax on sports betting offered by licensees. … Continued

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Al Miller Says Athletes Have Set Transformation Standards

National Director of the National Transformation Programme (NTP), Rev. Al Miller, has suggested that the performance of Jamaica’s athletes at last week’s World Championships in Berlin, Germany should become a catalyst for a fresh start for the country. “They being … Continued

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Jamaica’s Athletes Rule the Sprint World – Grange

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, says Jamaica’s performances in the 4X100 metres relays for men and women, at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany, yesterday (August 22), show that “the country rules … Continued

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Veronica Campbell is our Champion

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange (right), offers word of encouragement to Veronica Campbell-Brown after her second place finish in the 200 metres at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany, on August 21.

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