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House of Marley spearheads initiative to raise US$10,000 for Girlz

Cedella Marley (seated at centre) with officials of the JFF and players of the senior Reggae
Girlz at a function to officially present the daughter of late reggae king Bob Marley as the global
ambassador of Jamaica’s women’s programme at the JFF offices recently.
(OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

HOUSE of Marley, maker of high-quality consumer electronics inspired by the life and music of Bob Marley, has initiated a programme to support the Jamaica Reggae Girlz' current fund-raising campaign which will be hosted on the crowd-funding site GoFundMe, it was announced on Friday. When individual ... Read More

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Edwin Allen's anchor leg runner Monique Spencer looks to be in a business mode as she collects the baton from teammate Saqukine
Cameron during practice here, yesterday, in preparation for today’s start of the Penn Relays Carnival. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Edwin Allen girls promise to set chilly Philly ablaze
PHILADELPHIA, USA — Michael Dyke, coach of the Edwin Allen High girls track and field team, wa ... Read More

SVL’s sponsorship and public relations manager Carlene Edwards presents the symbolic sponsorship cheque to Ambassador
Courtney Walsh at a media briefing held at the Courtleigh Hotel yesterday. (PHOTO: NORMAN THOMAS) Back to basics
LEGENDARY West Indian fast-bowler Ambassador Courtney Walsh yesterday outlined that the importance o ... Read More

BROOMFIELD... looking to
make changes to JaBA’s
administrative structure Broomfield looks to more inclusive JaBA
Presidential candidate for the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) Dr Mark Broomfield has made som ... Read More

Edwin Allen's Cameron fit and ready to go

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, April 24, 2014    

Edwin Allen's Saqukine Cameron in training in
Essington, Pennslyvania, yesterday.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Edwin Allen's Saqukine Cameron is fit and ready to help her team to what is expected to be a successful participation in the 120th Penn Relays Carnival that gets under way this morning at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. She pulled up in the final of the Under-20 girls 200m at the Carifta Games in Martinique and was taken off the track by medical personnel, but coach Michael Dyke told the Jamaica Observer yesterday she was okay and would be able to take part this weeken ... Read More

Calabar to carry on without injured Javon Francis

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, April 24, 2014    

FRANCIS... out of
Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA, USA — If Calabar High are to retain their High School Boys Championships of Americas 4x400m relay title on Saturday at the 120th Penn Relays, they will have to do it without the enigmatic Javon Francis. Francis is still recovering from an injury he picked up at the recent ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships. His coach Michael Clarke told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that while the athlete was with his teammates in Philadelphia, he would not be compet ... Read More

Dreaming the improbable

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

REID... says it would take hard work for Girlz to win World Cup

NATIONAL Reggae Girlz goalkeeper Olivia Reid says her biggest footballing dream is to win the 2015 Women's World Cup for her country. Her lofty ambition in the scheme of things may more promptly provide fodder for those who love to jeer at 'pie in the sky' remarks, because in their book, her desire is a gigantic improbability. An impossibility, even. A Jamaican women's football team winning a World Cup is an unforeseen achievement at this time for a country that has never even qualified for su ... Read More

Parting shot

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April 24, 2014    

WILLIAMS... wants to give
more time to his family and
professional career

After five years as president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Ajani Williams has called it quits and will not be seeking re-election, he told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. He has publicly endorsed his vice-president Paul Gordon to succeed him at the voting Annual General Meeting this Sunday at the Christar Villas Hotel. Williams, 37, said he will not be seeking re-election, but expects to continue in an advisory capacity as a member of the Board depending on his personal work ... Read More

Colombia cancel friendly with Soca Warriors

Opt to play unnamed African opponent | Thursday, April 24, 2014    

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An international football friendly scheduled for early June between Trinidad and Tobago and World Cup-bound Colombia has been cancelled, officials here have said. A statement released by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) on its Facebook page did not provide an explanation for the cancellation. However, the statement, quoting TTFA's General Secretary Sheldon Phillips, said Colombia has instead opted to play an African opponent. "The TTFA ... Read More

North-east chill descends on 'Penns'

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

PHILADELPHIA, USA — The fickle American north-east weather could be a factor at the 120th Penn Relays Carnival that starts this morning at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. If yesterday's conditions are anything to go by, the athletes will have to battle the elements as well as each other in their quest for honours this weekend. Members of the Jamaican and other Caribbean islands yesterday had to brave cold and windy conditions at a small par ... Read More

Alpha Boys' Home to benefit from KC 5K/Walk race

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April 24, 2014    

Race director Alfred Francis (right) has the attention of NCB's Belinda Williams (second right), project manager Rick Case
and Pauletta Jones of the Alpha Boys’ Home at yesterday's launch of the Puma Fortis 5K at Kingston College’s North
Street campus. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

The second staging of the Puma Fortis 5K/Walk road race will be held on Sunday, May 4 with the aim of raising $5 million for two beneficiaries — Kingston College (KC) and Alpha Boys' Home. Last year approximately 900 persons participated, and according to the event's project manager Rick Case, $1.2 million was garnered. This year, at least 1,500 participants are expected for the event. Entrance fee is $1,000 per participant. "It's about giving back to the community. Last year we fell sh ... Read More

PHOTOS: St Jago relay at Penns

Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:44 PM    

First and second leg St Jago runners exchange the baton in the 4x100m relay for girls at the Penn Relays in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thursday. (Photo: Collin Reid) Read More

Four enjoy unbeaten run in Minor League

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

LIGUANEA United 'B', SKIBO 'B', Global United 'B', Pembroke Hall and Titchfield remain unbeaten in the 2014 Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL)/Netball Jamaica (NJ) Minor League competition after six rounds of action at the Leila Robinson Courts. The Liguanea 'B' aggregation are currently runaway leaders in Zone One with 18 points from six straight wins. Jointly in second place are Alpha 'B' with nine points from six games and Upper Camp also on nine points, but from five outings. SKIBO and Globa ... Read More

Sammy's Hyderabad lose to Punjab in IPL

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

SAMMY... took two catches and picked up a wicket (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies captain Darren Sammy's Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Kings X1 Punjab by 72 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday. Sammy, however, was at the centre of the spills and thrills against a rampaging Punjab fuelled by an informed Glenn Maxwell at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The West Indies Test and T20 skipper took two catches and picked up a wicket as Punjab, powered by a top score of 95 from Maxwell, made 193 for six in 20 ov ... Read More



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