‘We will not be rushed’ - MOHW reiterates stance that sports will only return after complete national risk assessment
by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on January 26, 2021 at 5:15 am
Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said a national risk assessment will have to done before a permit can be granted for the resumption of sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tufton said that his ministry has held dialogue with...
COVID-19 won’t stop Stadium work – Fennell
on January 26, 2021 at 5:12 am
Independence Park Chairman Mike Fennell says it has received assurances from the Government that despite the country’s economic situation because of COVID-19, renovation of the National Stadium will go ahead as planned. Fennell said that the work...
Simmons laments Windies batting after whitewash
by Lennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer on January 26, 2021 at 5:12 am
West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says there much work to be done with the regional side after their 3-0 One-Day International (ODI) series defeat to Bangladesh yesterday. The inexperienced regional side succumbed to a 120-run loss in the third...
Good showing for J’can athletes at the weekend
by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Writer on January 26, 2021 at 5:11 am
Former Excelsior High School athlete Ackera Nugent produced another fine showing at the Aggie Invitational Meet at College Station, Texas A...
No sentimentality as Chelsea fire Lampard
on January 26, 2021 at 5:11 am
Sentimentality couldn’t save Frank Lampard. Being Chelsea’s record scorer counted for little when the team’s decline, on Lampard’s watch as manager, alarmed owner Roman Abramovich after US$300 million invested in new talent for this season. After...
Finding the balance - JAAA navigating exams and competition in light of Carifta Games rescheduling
by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter on January 25, 2021 at 5:15 am
Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) First Vice-President Ian Forbes says that the body intends not to compromise the academics of student-athletes in light of the Carifta Games being pushed back to this summer. The North American,...
Perry explains change of heart on JCA presidency
by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on January 25, 2021 at 5:14 am
Former West Indies cricketer Nehemiah Perry says he did not change his mind about challenging for the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) presidency out of apprehension. Perry said late last year that he was considering contesting the top post...
Jamaicans shine at American Track League
by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Writer on January 25, 2021 at 5:14 am
CHRISTANIA Williams, Christopher Taylor, and Andre Ewars had good showings at the American Track League meet at the University of Arkansas yesterday. All three had top-three finishes in their respective events. In the first of four meets as part of...
New structure excites former Premier League captain
by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on January 25, 2021 at 5:14 am
Former Reno FC captain Alburn Facey says he is impressed with the recent steps the Jamaica Premier League has taken towards professionalisation. Facey, who also represented Sandals South Coast in the League three years ago, has recently joined the...
Man United dispatch Liverpool from FA Cup
on January 25, 2021 at 5:12 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP): A scream from Andy Robertson was a forlorn attempt to distract Mason Greenwood beginning Manchester United’s comeback. The defender won’t be the only one shrieking at Liverpool after going out of the Emirates FA Cup. Not...
JPL clubs seek more preseason funding
by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter on January 25, 2021 at 5:12 am
Harbour View FC President Carvel Stewart says that additional financial assistance would be required for clubs ahead of any potential return to top-flight football this year. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is still awaiting clearance from...
Simmons targets 10 points
by Lennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer on January 24, 2021 at 5:18 am
West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, while lamenting the team’s poor showing in Bangladesh so far, is hoping to secure at least 10 points and put their first numbers up on the ICC ODI Super League table. Following back-to-back defeats and...
Davis pleased with first collegiate run
by Raymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer on January 24, 2021 at 5:18 am
Former Edwin Allen High School standout Kevona Davis completed her first collegiate run, finishing second overall in the 200m at the Wooo Pig Classic at the Randall Tyson Track on the campus of the University of Arkansas on Friday. The University...
Athletics could return in a couple weeks – Gayle
by Robert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer on January 24, 2021 at 5:18 am
Following recent meetings with the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Health and Wellness, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, said his administration is hopeful that the local track and field season...
Football made me a better soldier - Former local player credits experience in Premier League for US Army strides
by Livingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer on January 24, 2021 at 5:17 am
In 2019 at the age of 27, former Reno and Manchester High School captain and defender, Alburn Facey, decided to abandon his football ambitions to join the US Army in an effort to provide a stable future for his family. Despite falling short of his...
Committed to country - RJRGLEANER award recipient Whitmore outlines dedication to Reggae Boyz cause
by Daniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter on January 24, 2021 at 5:14 am
Whether he was putting on the national colours during his decade-long career as a player or screaming instructions from the sidelines as a coach, Theodore Whitmore’s only objective was to make his country proud. Both contributions were recognised...
Remembering Shelton - Sporting fraternity pays tribute to former Reggae Boy
by Rachid Parchment and Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writers on January 23, 2021 at 5:13 am
Sport Minister Olivia Grange says she is disheartened at the passing of former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton as she was praying he would have made a recovery amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Shelton, 35, passed away yesterday after suffering from...
Carifta Games shifted to July
by Rachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor on January 23, 2021 at 5:12 am
The 2021 Carifta Games has been rescheduled from April 3-5 to July 2-4 in Bermuda. The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) President Mike Sands says that the postponement is because of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Windies batting surrenders ODI series to Bangladesh
by Lennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer on January 23, 2021 at 5:12 am
West Indies stand-in captain Jason Mohammed was a dejected man after the team’s loss in the second One-Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh yesterday. Another hapless batting display saw the regional side falter for another below-par score of...
Charlton dedicates Chairman’s Award to McKenley, Gardner
by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter on January 23, 2021 at 5:11 am
Olympian Vilma Charlton, the recipient of the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Chairman’s Award this year, says that she is indebted to the late Herb McKenley and Keith Gardner for the role they played in her success. Charlton was presented with the...