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The male-dominated sport of gaming can be a fiercely competitive arena with a passionately loyal following. Even it, however, struggles to prevail in the battle with a longtime rival, gamer’s…
 Not so long-ago Andre Sharpe, the Executive Director of Get Sharp Soccer, hustled on the side just to make ends meet for his family. These days, as much as anyone,…
As a disadvantaged youth who grew up in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Andre Sharpe’s long road to redemption began when he caught the eye of Dan Ensley, then assistant coach of…
In Jamaica football culture, from scrimmage level to professional, it’s quite common to hear players blurt out homophobic slurs in colourful shades of the local dialect, whether with rising anger…
 Human rights advocates from J-Flag, Anika Walsh and EJ recently came together to discuss and illuminate possible barriers that hinder adequate queer representation in sports. From the outset, Anika and…
 Jerome Harriott, executive director of the National Tackle Football Association (NTFA), has his eyes set on the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium for a potentially big event. That’s great news. According to…
The Los Angeles Clippers have never been counted among the NBA’s elite franchises. This season things were supposed to be different after the team landed bona fide superstar Kawhi Leonard.…
I love it when everybody wins. But, I really love seeing women win more. Elaine Thompson-Herah rediscovered her best form, after a tough three years battling injury, and captured our…
 The onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic led to sports coming to a standstill in March. Since then quite a few have restarted. Horse racing restarted back in June. The first…
 In general, the idea of what a woman should look has become a problematic issue, increasingly within our current societal framework. In athletics, it seems to be no different. Women’s…
Using food to cope with emotional distress or emotional eating, as it is called, is part and parcel of a typical existence for many people. Although stereotypically classified as physical…
Visionary founder, Sherneil Charlery, is at the heart of a fledgling initiative that it is hoped will blossom to produce top-class female athletes for the tiny island of St Lucia…
Oftentimes, conversations about diversity in sports stop at race. There’s so much more to explore. Don't get me wrong, discussions around race and diversity are important because there is more…
 Left alone to die, deep in the bushes of Falmouth, Trelawny, a former racehorse recently renamed George or Usain Bolt was rescued from certain death by a young woman who…
In dark and uncertain times wrought by the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the success of the NBA bubble has served the purpose of lodestar, as the world fumbles its…
The right choice is hardly ever an easy choice. With arguably so much more to lose than their male counterparts, the WNBA stood up and made that choice. Last week,…
Although it is often considered a career choice well off the beaten path, as far as regular 9 to 5s go anyway, eSports innovator, Sheraine Peart, urges young gamers and…
Folks are fed up and they have all right to be. This evening NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice when the Milwaukee Bucks didn't take the…
Jamaica’s gaming industry has the potential to impact the economy in a positive way but it is, strangely, one of the industries that have the challenge of COVID-19 to cope…
I have scoliosis. Constant stinging sensations, unintentional bad posture and stares from strangers that slowly leads to dwindling confidence are just some of its effects. Luckily the greatest sprinter of…
Every week I point I am not a fan. But I am a fan of The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association’s (KSAFA) initiative focusing on solid waste management called…
Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of Usain Bolt’s unbelievable and glorious achievement in Berlin, 2009- setting the 100m World Record. However, on August 1, the BBC World Service uploaded an…
Anger is mounting over the indiscipline of many local and returning Jamaicans who are not following COVID-19 protocols. Though pollster Don Anderson found that 53% of Jamaicans disagreed with the…
‘Courtside’ by the Western Basketball Association and ‘Sun Rising’ by Netball Jamaica are two fairly new series on Instagram that discuss the lives of athletes before and during COVID-19. The…
Schools around the country are planning to welcome students back in the coming weeks. As it is now, schools have their work cut out for them in getting student-athletes back…
With the Champions League back on, I went in search of predictions about who fans in Jamaica thought would win. What I found was there aren’t really fans. Well, I…
Lately, discussions surrounding self-identity as blacks (how one's characteristics are perceived in society) have become difficult to ignore. Spaces like the Artistic Swimming community where historically there has not been…
Synchronised swimming in Jamaica is missing one critical element. The sport needs more participants if it is to grow and have success like the sporting exploits of other areas like…
The Jamaican Karate Team will donate the proceeds from their virtual master class ‘Defend The Future’ to the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation. Pushing towards qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo…
Cailyn Morgan did enough to get Jamaica noticed during an artistic swimming tournament over the weekend.
San Francisco Giants reliever Sam Coonrod defended his refusal to kneel with teammates during a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Thursday, saying he'll 'only do so before God because he…
Beyoncé released a preview of her new visual album called ‘Black is King’. Though little is known about the project’s details, an outpouring of gratitude from synchronized swimmers signalled that…
Alia Atkinson is one of Jamaica’s most celebrated athletes.
Over the years many athletes face the detrimental consequences of ageism in sports. Feeling fragile, weak and the need to slow down is not even the half of it. Athletes…
Sprint sensation Usain Bolt told Variety Magazine he’d consider coming back to the track, but there are other endeavours I would like to see the great sprinter explore. He has…
Just days after arriving, NBA stars shared their issues with being locked down in the Disney 'bubble' in Orlando, Florida. Glen Henry, a Jamaican video game developer, says playing video…
Fast-bowling legend-turned-legendary commentator, Michael Holding, effortlessly threw case studies here and there while backing up his views on the issue of racism.
The other day I stumbled across an article explaining what it’s like to be a competitive rock climber. Truly, I didn’t expect to show an ounce of empathy for the…
Apparently fans in the Caribbean are growing impatient. They are eager to see local football players do what they love. Well, President of the Caribbean Football Union, Randolph Harris, says…
Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck recently dismissed thorny issues surrounding Jamaica’s #metoo awakening with a chuckle. For the country’s eSports community, like many caught in the awkward but important moment…
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