Saturday, 21 April 2018 06:25

Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Alando Terrelonge with members of Jamaica’s Senior Women’s Football team following their 3-2 win against Barbados in the Caribbean Football Union Women’s Challenge Series at the UWI/JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence on April 20.

Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:52

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says the development of a Policy and Regulatory Framework for Safeguarding Children in Sport is a “priority” for her Ministry.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:17

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport today told the Sunshine Girls that their performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia spoke clearly that gold is not far away. 

Monday, 16 April 2018 22:45

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange in conversation with Mary Davis, CEO, Special Olympics International following a Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness today (April 10) at the Office of the Prime Minister. Minister Grange said that through the Special Olympics programmes supported by the government, abilities are emphasised rather than disabilities and each athlete is encouraged to give of their best.

Monday, 16 April 2018 22:30

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has reaffirmed the Government of Jamaica’s commitment towards the development of the country’s Special Olympics programme.

Monday, 16 April 2018 19:51

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has said that she has nothing but praise for the Jamaica Team which came out of the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia with a record 27 medals.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 19:29

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said heaped praise on Aisha Praught who won a historic gold medal for Jamaica in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 18:50

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has heaped praises on Jamaica’s highly successful team at the recently concluded Carifta Games, held in the Bahamas.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 17:54

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated the winners of the annual ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships which ended this evening (Saturday) at the National Stadium.

Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:48

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has congratulated the Sunshine Girls on their winning of the recently played 4-nation Netball Series in New Zealand.

Friday, 23 February 2018 18:40

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has called for the establishment of a formal relationship between all the Domino organisations in the country.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:39

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, examines the skateboard presented to her by President, Jamaica Skateboard Federation, Steve Douglas (second left). Douglas and Camille Pandohie, Vice President (right) paid a Courtesy Call on Minister Grange today (Wednesday) at her offices in Kingston. Also photographed is Florette Blackwood, Senior Director, Sport Development and Monitoring in the Ministry (left).

Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:33

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, receives a poster listing the 2018 scheduled events for the Jamaica Cycling Federation, from its President, Joylene Griffiths (second left). Members of the Federation’s executive body paid a Courtesy Call on the Minister today (Wednesday) at her offices in Kingston. Also photographed are: Angus Gordon, 1st Vice President; Carton Simmonds, National Coach; Arlington Reid, Race Director and Danyu Dacres, Treasurer (left to right).

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 17:45

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says through “small but giant steps”, Jamaica can be among the leaders in the world of golf.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 17:23

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange says she's confident of a podium finish for Jamaica in the Bobsleigh competition at the Winter Olympic Games which will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9 to 25.

Monday, 05 February 2018 16:50

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has praised the Kingston Humming Birds Netball Team for “exhibiting true grit and determination” to win the Berger Elite League Netball Competition at the National Stadium last Saturday (February 3).

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 22:48

Kingston, January 16, 2017 – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Jamaica’s women’s bobsleigh team on their historic qualification to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea in February.

Monday, 15 January 2018 21:25

Kingston, January 11 - The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport today announced that Troy Primary School in Trelawny which is the primary school attended by Veronica Campbell Brown will definitely be renamed for her as a tribute to one of Jamaica’s greatest athletes.

Friday, 12 January 2018 20:37

Kingston – January 12 - The first set of coaches being provided to Jamaica by the People’s Republic of China for seven sports under a three-year technical agreement signed between the two countries last year, arrived in Kingston yesterday afternoon (January 11).

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 18:04

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, in congratulating the newly elected President of the Aquatic Sports Association, Mr. Martin Lyn, has said that she is wishing even further success for the Association under his leadership.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 17:54

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport presenting a cheque for $500,000 to Andre Whitter, Acting President, Deaf Sports Jamaica (right), on Friday (December 1) at her offices in Kingston. The contribution will assist in covering the expenses for a Football School Competition which involve five High Schools and two Primary Schools for the Deaf. The competition will take place December 8 and 9, 2017 at the University of Technology. Also pictured are: Denzil Wilks, General Manager, Sports Development Foundation and Nevell Aiken, Treasurer, Deaf Sports Jamaica (from left).

Monday, 04 December 2017 16:04

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says she is very excited by the prospect of an Ice Arena being established in Jamaica for the sport of Ice Hockey to be played locally.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 20:49

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has said that it was a tremendous performance from the Sunshine Girls to take the silver medal in the just concluded Fast5 Netball tournament in Australia.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 19:24

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport today recognised Marathon racing as “one of the major engines driving sport tourism in Jamaica.”

Monday, 23 October 2017 22:24

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, says Jamaica will, for the first time have the benefit of coaches from China for the sporting disciplines of swimming, synchronized swimming, badminton, gymnastics, volleyball, football and basketball.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:43

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has told the Reggae Boyz that they did well although they did not win the Gold Cup.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:33

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, now visiting London for the IAAF World Championship has met with members of the Jamaica Team and has told them that the country is still fully behind them.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:37

Jamaica’s remarkable performance so far at the International Sport Kick Boxing Association (ISKA) World Martial Arts Championship in Greece has brought high praise from the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:32

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says that the absence of physical education instructors in schools for the deaf is an “obvious anomaly” which her Ministry plans to work in tandem with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to correct.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:28

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has underscored the importance of a strong anti-doping programme in Jamaica.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:26

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has said that it was fulfilling that in the same breath as the nation on Saturday night saw Usain Bolt run his last professional race in Jamaica, there will be the opportunity to this week to see “some of what is in the cradle and will be coming through to succeed the likes of Usain.”

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:14

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence is perhaps the most important move made to date in the interest of Jamaica’s football development.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:06

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, today told members of Jamaica’s national football team, the Reggae Boyz, that as Minister of Sport, “I will find ways to get improvement to poor playing surfaces and other deficiencies in sports infrastructure.”

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:46

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has said even before the Finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament currently being played in the United States, congratulations were in order for Jamaica’s Reggae Boys who have now reached consecutive Finals in the competition.

Friday, 23 September 2016 17:30

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia Grange commended Jamaica’s athletes for their “gutsy” performance at the recently concluded Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Friday, 23 September 2016 17:18

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has lauded the work being done by the Guardian Group through its Keep It Alive 5K Night Runs.

Friday, 16 September 2016 17:11

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Dana-Gaye Weller on her “outstanding performance” at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 17:00

In my respectful view, one of the immortal lines in Literature is -“A thing of beauty is a joy forever” from the magnificent poem “Endymion” by John Keats. Written in the early nineteenth century, this is one of my all-time favourites.

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:54

The favourites prevailed as Bulgaria and Argentina defeated Jamaica’s Women and Open teams 4-0 and 3 ½ - ½, respectively, as action got underway in round one of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad being held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:52

Jamaica’s men, playing in the 4th round of the Open section of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, produced a fighting performance to defeat the higher rated favourites Nigeria 2 ½ - 1 ½.

Friday, 02 September 2016 17:32

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says the Government will continue to support the Reggae Boyz and called on the country to do the same.

Friday, 02 September 2016 16:44

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has hailed the performance of Elaine Thompson, whom she describes as “an outstanding record-setter” at the Diamond League meet in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday.

Thursday, 25 August 2016 17:20

Wednesday, August 25, 2016 - Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has extended best wishes to the Jamaica Paralympic team as they prepare to participate in the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games set to commence on September 7.

Monday, 22 August 2016 17:14

“It was simply Jamaica to the world this evening,” according to the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, following #TeamJamaica’s success in both the men’s and women’s 4x100 metres relays at the Rio Olympics on Friday.

Monday, 22 August 2016 17:08

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says “it’s absolutely fantastic” that Jamaica won silver medals in both the women’s and men’s 4x400 metres at the Rio Olympics in Brazil this evening.

Friday, 19 August 2016 17:06

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that “the world’s greatest athlete, Usain Bolt, has delivered again.”

Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:57

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, said she was “honoured to witness Elaine Thompson’s glory” after the Jamaican sprinter won the women’s 200 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this evening.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 16:55

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, believes several Jamaicans have become interested in diving as a sport, thanks to Yona Knight-Wisdom.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 16:53

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Jamaica’s Sherika Jackson who took the bronze medal in the women’s 400 metres at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday evening.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 16:47

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has described the new Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion, Jamaica’s Omar McLeod, as “simply a superb athlete with a great future.”

Sunday, 14 August 2016 16:42

“Magnificent, record-breaking Bolt does it again!” was the reaction of the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, after watching Usain Bolt win the 100 metres at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this (Sunday) evening.

Saturday, 13 August 2016 16:40

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated the new Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson and the bronze medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 16:38

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says the nation can be proud of swimmer Alia Atkinson who competed in the 100m Breaststroke at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday (Monday) evening.

Monday, 08 August 2016 16:32

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated national representatives for “a weekend of sports achievement” which she calls “a fitting gift as Jamaica celebrates 54 years of Independence.

Thursday, 28 July 2016 16:03

Sport Minister, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, extended congratulations to men’s 400m hurdler, Jaheel Hyde and Tiffany James who gave Jamaica its first ever gold medal in the women's 400m at the recently concluded IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Poland.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 15:41

Sport Minister Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says she is thrilled by the recent performances of national teams which represented Jamaica in international tournaments over the weekend.

Monday, 11 July 2016 18:17

Sport Minister, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has congratulated Jamaica’s first male diver, Yona Knight-Wisdom, who is set to participate in the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics.

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 18:09

Minister of Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, yesterday participated in a signing ceremony to formalise the partnership between the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation and the Shitamachi Bobsleigh Project from Japan who will provide Jamaica with the necessary equipment for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 18:07

On the heels of an outstanding performance by the national swim team at the recently concluded 21st Caribbean Islands Swimming Championship in the Bahamas, Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has reassured the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) and its members that they too are covered under the Government’s new Jamaican Athlete Health Insurance Plan (JAIP).

Friday, 01 July 2016 18:01

Sport Minister, Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says the National Under-19 male volleyball team must build on the positives learned from their recent participation in the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Boys Under-19 Championship in Havana, Cuba.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 17:57

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange expressed great satisfaction with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for their role in propelling cricket to regional prominence once again as she underscored the importance of cricket to the region and CPL to the rest of world as an important tourism product at the Foska Oats Jamaica Tallawahs Team Breakfast on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016.

Monday, 27 June 2016 17:54

Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has reaffirmed the Government of Jamaica’s commitment to aid in the growth and development of the nation’s Special Olympics programme, through continued financial and technical support.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 23:18

Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says she will be closely monitoring the case in which a Jamaican athlete has returned an adverse analytical result from the retesting programme of samples from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 23:07

Jamaica and Ethiopia have agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the areas of sport and culture.

Monday, 30 May 2016 23:04

Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says a meeting will be convened with members of the organizing committee headed by Mr. Jason McKay at the earliest possible date, with a view to see how best the Government of Jamaica can assist in successfully hosting the 2018 International Sport Kickboxing Association World Championship (ISKA).

Friday, 06 May 2016 18:02

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange extended congratulations to Jamaica’s Reggae Boy and Captain of the Leicester City Football Club, Westley ‘Wes’ Morgan on leading his team to claim the coveted Barclays Premier League title in England.

Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:21

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has applauded the work being done by the Jamaica Amateur Softball Association (JASA) and expressed confidence that softball can be developed in Jamaica.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:13

The Government of Jamaica, through the Sports Development Foundation, will be donating J$2.5 million to Special Olympics Jamaica.

Saturday, 09 April 2016 20:01

Jamaica’s National Under-16 netballers are being urged to challenge themselves and push for places in the squads above their age group. 

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 19:43

Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has urged the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and players to find a common ground on which trust and confidence can be built in order for the West Indies  team to return to the pinnacle of world cricket.

Sunday, 03 April 2016 19:38

“Today is another giant step forward and great moment for women in sport especially for those of us from the Caribbean,” said Hon. Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport after the West Indies Women lifted the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup for the first time in history. 

Sunday, 03 April 2016 17:22

Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment & Sport Hon. Olivia Grange describes the West Indies men’s team as “true and worthy champions” after they became the first team to win the ICC T20 World Cup twice.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:53

Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has extended congratulations to both the male and female West Indies cricket teams for winning their semi-final matches and advancing to the respective finals of the ICC Twenty20 2016 Cricket World Cup in Mumbai, India. 

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