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Austin revels in second gold medal win for Special Olympics Jamaica

Romaine Austin displays his two gold medals won in the speed skating at Liebenau Ice Hall at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. (Photo: Collin Reid, courtesy of Digicel, Courts and Alliance Investments)

GRAZ, Austria — It was casual as you like for Jamaica’s Romaine Austin as he cruised to victory in division 18 of the 333-metre speed skating race at Liebenau Ice Hall on yesterday’s final day of competition here at the Special Olympics World Winter Games. Austin, a goat farmer fr ... Read More

Nicole Hoyen-Birch (left), founder and director of JAMAAD, presents the American footaball to Ruel Reid (centre), minister of education, youth and information, in the presence of Nicole Campbell from Aim Educational Services. Looking on are Elton Johnson (second left), education officer for physical education in the ministry and Zachary Harding, director at JAMAAD. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Local ministries join JAMAAD to introduce American Football to schools
The ministries of education, youth and information as well as culture, gender, entertainment and Spo ... Read More

‘It’s a big achievement,’ says Manyan
GRAZ, Austria — It brought immense satisfaction to the members of the Special Olympics Jamaica ... Read More

Lorraine Kemble (right), brand manager at The Best Dressed Chicken, presents Stacey Halsall-Peart, chief operation officer of Advanced Integrated Systems, for having the largest group at last year’s staging of the Everyone’s a Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken Road Race Series. The presentation took place at the Hope Gardens Zoo Tree House on Wednesday. Looking on at centre is Diane Ellis, director of Running Events Limited. (Photos: Garfield Robinson) Everyone’s a Winner series donates $750,000 medical equipment to DAJ
The Everyone’s a Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken Race series has donated some $750,000 worth ... Read More

Munro, Mona cop schools Under-19 hockey titles

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Members of Munro College team chase Stephen Panton after he scored the winning penalty for his team against Excelsior High in the boys’ final at the Mona Hockey Field on Tuesday. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

MUNRO College and Mona High won the boys’ and girls’ titles on penalties at the 2017 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) High Schools finals at the Mona Hockey Field on Tuesday. The boys from the parish of St Elizabeth pulled off a close 2-1 win on penalties over the Kingston-based Excelsior High aggregation, after both teams had played to an exciting 1-1 draw at full time. Both teams went straight into penalties rather than into extra- ... Read More

Fletcher out as selectors settle on final 13 for Pakistan series

Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:57 PM    

Opener Andre Fletcher

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Andre Fletcher is one of three players left out of the final 13-man squad to face Pakistan in the four-match Twenty20 International series which bowls off in Barbados on Sunday. The right-hander, a member of the T20 World Cup-winning side in India last April, has been joined on the sidelines by left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and left-handed batsman Jonathan Carter. They were part of a 16-man squad announced last week but which was expected to be whittled ... Read More

Morris tops national senior trials

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Sean Morris

Just over 20 competitors were invited to the National Senior Golf Trials, which took place at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course March 17-20, 2017. The trialists pitted their skills against the challenging Cinnamon Hill layout for selection to the Caribbean Classic Championships, which will be played in the Dominican Republic May 3-7, 2017. In the Mid-Amateur category (men 35-50), national representative Sean Morris had scores of 81, 74 and 73 to finish first in his category with 228. Morris ente ... Read More

Montego Bay Boys Club, Faulkland look to improve semi-final chances

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, March 25, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay Boys Club and Faulkland FC will be seeking to improve their chances of making it to the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League when the third-round cross-zone fixtures continue with two games today. Montego Bay Boys Club, who are in second place on 24 points, will face struggling defending champions Granville United at the UDC field at 3:30 pm, while Faulkland FC, who are one point and on ... Read More

Go Green project collects over 8,100 plastic bottles at 2017 Sigma Run

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Plastic bottles destined for the recycling depot. (Photo: Antonio Graham)

The Go Green initiative, which was undertaken at the 2017 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, yielded massive returns as approximately 8,100 plastic bottles, the equivalent of over 400 pounds, was collected on race day Sunday, February 19. The initiative was made possible through a partnership with the Sigma Go Green Team and the Recycling Partners of Jamaica Limited, which saw the collection and sorting of plastic bottles for recycling. The 19th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run raised a re ... Read More

Round Two of JFF/SportsMax Elite League continues today

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

FIVE teams will be in the hunt for their second-straight win as the 2017 Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/SportsMax Elite Under-18 League continues today with six matches at three venues. The triple-header at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex will feature Portland Blazers taking on St Mary Raiders at 1:00 pm, followed by St Catherine Saints vs St Thomas Cobras at 3:45 pm, and completed by St Ann Giants against Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) All-Stars at 6:00 pm. At the Fr ... Read More

Portmore withdraw from KSAFA U20 tourney

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March 25, 2017    

St Catherine-based Portmore United have withdrawn from the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Under-20 football tournament following a squabble between organisers and a few affiliates. Portmore United had made a request to participate in the youth league which was accepted by KSAFA, but a number of clubs questioned the logic of that move in an ongoing e-mail debate made public. Clive Marshall, the general manager of Portmore United, thanked KSAFA for accepting their request, ... Read More

Real Madrid Foundation football school for social integration to graduate 6 students

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Tomorrow, six students of the Real Madrid Foundation Football School for Social Integration (RMFFSSI) will be leaving the programme upon attaining the maximum age of 18 years. The football school, modelled on the Real Madrid Foundation’s network of Schools for Social Integration, has been in existence since 2010 and targets young people (aged 5-18 years) from challenged communities in and around Rose Hall, Montego Bay. The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation manages the operations of the RMFFSS ... Read More

Flow, Man U team up to deliver Ultimate Football Experience to local footballers

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Manchester United’s mascot (Photo: Leo Hudson)

At least two Jamaican youth footballers between the ages of 13 and 16 will get the opportunity of a lifetime through yet another exciting initiative being spearheaded by telecommunications firm FLOW and their partner — Manchester United. The Ultimate Football Experience is a skills-based competition supported by the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) that seeks to give youngsters the chance of a lifetime to participate in a talent development football camp, and even earn a trip to Old Traff ... Read More

Allison-McCracken is new Sunshine Girls head coach

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Jermaine Allison-McCracken

Netball Jamaica has announced the appointment of Mrs Jermaine Allison-McCracken to the position of head coach for the Senior Sunshine Girls. Three persons responded to the newspaper advertisement for the position of head coach and two were shortlisted for interview. The process included submission of video footage of a coaching session conducted by each candidate and interview by a four-member panel. The recommendations from the panel were tabled in a special meeting of the Board by Human Resou ... Read More



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