Schaefer reacts to troublesome World Cup draw

FLORIDA, USA — Head Coach Winfried Schaefer did not have to say it, because it’s clear as day. If Jamaica should get by Central American minnows Nicaragua in a twoway World Cup qualifying tie starting in Kingston on September 4, they would find themselves in arguably the group of death. ... Read More

The Special Olympics Jamaica bocce team celebrates with the gold medal. Jamaica's bocce team tops at World Summer Games
CALIFORNIA, USA — Lorna Bell, the executive director of Special Olympics Jamaica, expressed jo ... Read More

ROBERTS…based on the performance
the team could have scored more goals
than they did. (PHOTO: RUDDY ALLEN) Rasha Roberts happy with young Girlz' start
ALTHOUGH she wasn't the star in Jamaica's opening match at the 2015 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) U ... Read More

Coches Alecia Newman (second left) and Gabriel Heron (second right) join medal-winning
swimmers (from left) Leon Barclay, Jonathan Lowe, and Nicholas Mcbean. Lowe wins Ja's first swimming gold at LA Games
CALIFORNIA, USA — Jonathan Lowe won one of Jamaica’s two gold medals on Monday at the Sp ... Read More

Girlz ready for St Lucia, says coach

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

Head coach Hue Menzies (right) giving instructions to the young Reggae Girlz
during a training session at Mindoo Philip Park yesterday. (PHOTO: RUDDY ALLEN)

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Head coach Hue Menzies said that preparations are going well for the young Reggae Girlz ahead of their final match in Group Two against hosts St Lucia at the 2015 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 women's qualifiers tomorrow. Menzies said that he expects the girls to come out on top. "Obviously, we are trying to focus a little bit on ourselves. Honestly, I believe we still have some work to do. We definitely have to go there and get the result that we need but at th ... Read More

Schaefer: Alvas Powell is welcome, but...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

denied that
inadequate playing
time was the
reason for him
to split.

FLORIDA, USA — Head coach Winfried Schaefer says he will be willing to take the prodigal Alvas Powell back into the Reggae Boyz family, but made it clear that the player must make the first move. Powell, the Portland Timbers defender, made a sensational walkout of the team after their 1-0 Group B CONCACAF Gold Cup win over El Salvador in Toronto, triggering a wave of negative response from Jamaica fans. “I like the boy, but he has made a big mistake… Alvas is young and he ... Read More

We got punished for our mistakes — McAnuff

Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

Jamaican goalkeeper Ryan Thompson is beaten by Jesus
Corona for Mexico’s second goal in the CONCACAF Gold
Cup Final inside the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia
on Sunday night. (PHOTO: AP)

FLORIDA, USA — Jobi McAnuff says the Reggae Boyz were punished for crucial mistakes in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday night. McAnuff, in the same breath, paid tribute to his team for a wellexecuted campaign. “We came into the game off the backs of good performances and some good wins and we thought we had a genuine chance if we had performed the way we have done,” he told the Jamaica Observer after the his ... Read More

Interest in Romai replica kit appears to be growing

Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

Romai-inspired Reggae Boyz replica kits on display at Lincoln Financial Field at the CONCACAF
Gold Cup final on Sunday.

FLORIDA, USA — Jamaica replica kits were proudly on display at some venues of the recently concluded CONCACAF Gold Cup, and it is expected that the history-making feat of the Reggae Boyz would have boosted interest in them. At Sunday’s final of the Gold Cup between the Boyz and Mexico, which the latter won 3-1, the Cedella Marley-designed Romai Sportswear kits appeared to be a hit with the largest Jamaican crowd in attendance at all six games, as fans were seen sporting the new des ... Read More

LA, the city of Mexicans

Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

Mexico flag

CALIFORNIA, USA — It’s a big city, this Los Angeles. And it has hosted big events before, including the Olympic Games in 1932 and again in 1984. The 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games adds to the list. Situated in the south coastal region of California, it is the second largest city in the United States, behind the famously populous New York, of course. Up to 2010, both held larger populations than our own little island. Los Angeles, much of it surrounded by mountains, pretty much ... Read More

Arnett Gardens rock Upper Room Church to retain basketball title

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

Howard McCatty (left),
the outstanding servant
of Jamaica basketball
for over 40 years, as
player, coach, referee
and administrator,
presents the trophy
named in his honour to
John Brandt, Jnr, after
Arnett Gardens Rockers
won the Howard
McCatty Trophy at the
Anthony Spaulding
Sports Complex Courts
in Arnett Gardens on
Sunday. (PHOTOS:

THE community of Arnett Gardens was the scene of another title haul Sunday night when Arnett Gardens Rockers routed Upper Room Church 81-72 in the WorldNet Community Basketball League best-of-five finals to sweep the series 3-0 and lift the Howard McCatty Trophy in front of a massive crowd at the Anthony; Sports Complex Courts. Earlier in the football season, the Arnett Gardens Football Club won the 2014-2015 Red Stripe Premier League title for the fourth time. In basketball, the Rockers retai ... Read More

Pollard: Back-end inconsistency caused us to lose title

Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) - Captain of Barbados Tridents Kieron Pollard says his team lost the Caribbean Premier League title because of inconsistency at the back-end of the tournament. In the final at the Queen's Park Oval Sunday, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel dethroned Barbados Tridents with a clinical all-round performance to win by 20 runs. "It was a good season," declared Pollard. "It was a bit up and down in the back-end but it is T20 cricket and the Red Steel had momentum coming do ... Read More

Cavalier score wins in KSAFA U-13, U-15

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

THE ICWI/KSAFA 2015 Under-13 competition entered its second day on Saturday last with heavy scoring in Zone A. Cavalier SC led the way by thumping Mountain View 6-0 with Rivaldo Mitchell scoring a hat-trick, complemented by two goals from Dwayne Atkinson and one from Davion Williams to complete the scoring. Real Mona went down to Allman/Woodford 0-3, while Santos tagged Barbican 3-1. In Zone B Central Kingston edged New Kingston 1-0; Tivoli Gardens went down 0-2 to Rae Town; with Bull Bay and ... Read More

Jamaica slip further behind in WICB Regional Under-19 Championship

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

(L) Jamaica’s Brad Barnes reacts to his supporters on reaching 50
during his knock of 60 against Trinidad & Tobago in their Round
Five WICB Regional Under-19 Championship at Manchester
High School yesterday. (PHOTO: GREGORY BENNETT)
Jyd Goolie of Trinidad & Tobago acknowledges the
applause on reaching a half-century yesterday.

HOSTS Jamaica will now have to play-catch up in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Cricket Championship after going down by 30 runs to Trinidad & Tobago in Round Five at Manchester High School yesterday. With only two rounds of games remaining, the Jamaicans have now slipped to fourth in the standing on 13.4 points, behind new leaders Trinidad & Tobago (20.4), Windward Islands (20.3), and Guyana (19.1). The Guyanese rested yesterday. Scores: Trinidad & Tobago 21 ... Read More

Jamaica second in Hoerman Cup, as 59th Caribbean Amateur Golf Champs tees off

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

ROSE HALL, St James -- Jonathon Newnham shot a one over par 73 to lead hosts Jamaica, who were second in the Hoerman Cup competition, at the end of the first day of the 59th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships at the Half Moon course in Rose Hall. Under a mercilessly hot sun, Newnham carded two birdies, three bogies as well, and but for third bogey, on the par four 11th hole, could have shot an even par score. In the team competition, Jamaica tallied 19 over par 307, three shots behind leader ... Read More



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