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Queen’s Baton Relay Stops in Second City

The Queen’s Baton Relay made its penultimate stop in Jamaica at a cocktail reception at the RIU Palace Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James on Monday, April 7. Minister of Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, and Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, welcomed the four representatives from the Commonwealth…

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Sport Minister Thrilled by Jamaica’s Performance at World Indoor Championships

Minister without Portfolio (Sport) Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has expressed pride at Jamaica’s performance at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland, noting that with Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce capturing the World Indoor Title and Jamaica finishing fifth in the medals standing, the nation continues to cement its top ranking in…

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Sport Minister Welcomes GKMS Sponsorship of Alia Atkinson

Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, has welcomed GraceKennedy Money Services’ (GKMS) sponsorship of Olympian and national swimming champion, Alia Atkinson. Such tangible support from the private sector, she said, is in keeping with the Government’s national sport policy. “Our sport policy lends itself to coordinating these…

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Sports Minister Issues Warning on Supplements

Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, is urging athletes to exercise caution when taking dietary supplements, noting that some of these substances can compromise their chances of competing in their respective disciplines. “We implore all our athletes, the coaches, the administrators and the managers of them, that…

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Jamaica on Track for Reduction in Energy Bill by 2016

Jamaica remains on track to reduce its energy bill by 2016, says Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell. He noted that this will be achieved through several noteworthy measures including the establishment of a 360-megawatt power plant. The power plant is a critical component of the…

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Jamaica Ratifies Revisions to World Anti-Doping Agency Code

Jamaica is supporting proposed revisions to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, slated to become effective in January 2015. The new anti-doping rules aim to strengthen the capacity of WADA and various anti-doping organizations globally to preserve integrity in sport and protect athletes not resorting to using illicit substances, such…

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New JADCO Board to be Appointed

A new Board of Directors is to be appointed for the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). Minister with responsibility for Sport in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, revealed at a press briefing on November 22, that the current Board has tendered its resignation, which will take effect…

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Minister Neita Headley Meets With WADA

Consequent on the receipt of the report prepared by the WADA Review Team which visited Jamaica, October 28 - 29, Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon Natalie Neita Headley, who is in South Africa attending the 4th World Conference on Doping in Sport, met with the WADA Director General David…

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Minister Neita Headley Says Jamaican Athletes Are Among the Most Tested Worldwide

Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has reiterated that Jamaican athletes are among the most tested in the world. Addressing the 4th World Conference on Doping in Sport now underway in South Africa, Minister Neita Headley said the combined efforts of the International Sports Federations which conduct…

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Gov’t Launches $250m High School Sport Infrastructure Improvement Project

The Government has signed an agreement that will see $250 Million being pumped into the infrastructural development of 23 high school and community based sporting facilities across the island. The High School Sports Infrastructure Improvement Programme is being facilitated through the collaboration of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM),…

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National Sports Museum to be Completed in One Year

The committee spearheading the establishment of the national sports museum is looking to complete the project within the next 12 months. The facility is being established by the government to celebrate the achievements of Jamaica’s sportsmen and women. Chairman of the Capacity Building and Infrastructure Committee of the National Sports…

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Government Moves to Strengthen JADCO

The Government is moving to strengthen and build the capacity of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), to improve its operations. Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, made the announcement on Thursday, October 30, at a press briefing, held at JADCO’s South Odeon Avenue offices, in Kingston, where…

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