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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…
With COVID-19 keeping children all over the island at home this term, I began to make a link between them and student-athletes who, because of the changing nature of sports,…
The developers of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), Wizards of the Coast, realize their content has a tendency towards stereotypes, making it possibly racially insensitive and the characters lack diversity. The…
The effects of climate change are staring athletes dead in the eye. The increased expenses of cooling Stadia around the world should be disturbing enough. It’s full time athletes advocate…
Esports organisations realize the reluctance of big corporations to help the gaming community. There are promising Jamaican gamers who struggle with recognition. Local companies have platforms to help. Three days…
Toxic masculinity fails men. In some cases, it promotes violence. Despite the tendency to increasingly romanticise it, I think it’s time to take a different approach, especially within the world…
 If you think there’s something sad about watching a football match without fans, try picturing a promising stadium with barely any sporting activity for several years. Though Dictionary.com defines a…
Currently, valid concerns are being placed on the frontline. The topics are heavy and will have many wanting to ignore them. Especially by watching sports. Yet, these concerns are worthy…
Last night I was watching Oral Tracey’s commentary during Prime Time News. He spoke about coaches from minorities in the English Premier League. While sharing his views, he kept referring…
Does bodybuilding really have a place in Jamaican culture? Andrene Wells was a bodybuilder. She participated in the bikini fitness category. She doesn’t miss it one bit. Andrene started bodybuilding…
Local boys in gymnastics- that’s something I don’t see every day. Very recently Kurt Thomas died. He had a stroke on May 24th. Thomas is the first US male gymnast…
In 2004 Ron Artest, then Metta World Peace and now Metta Sandiford-Artest, leapt into the stands and fought with a fan. In 2010 he shouted out his psychiatrist, Dr Santhi…
Hello June! Sports fans are excited to see you— mainly because more football leagues are scheduled to resume. LaLiga on the 11th and the English Premier League on the 17th.…
It’s laughable hearing people say chess is not a sport. They think calling it a sport would be to give it a status it does not deserve. I'd like to…
In their own way, parents are our biggest supporters. They motivate us when we fail, listen to our problems without judgement, tell us when we’re wrong and share life hacks…
Just an observation. Is too much expected of the children of athletes? Michael Jordan’s sons both followed in his footsteps but neither managed to become basketball legends like their dad.…
When I told my friend I was dedicating this blog to footballers like him, right off the bat he knew what I meant. Fat footballers. Generally, fat means sluggish, lazy,…
“Avoidance has never been a great tactic in solving any problem. It only makes matters worse.”— Says who? Though a happy school life depended on it, I avoided netball. Playing…
Traditions in sports are important. They give individual sports a certain uniqueness and can make players feel comfortable. At the same time, some can be a bit strange— causing stares,…
Every now and then I need a good laugh. You know the hearty ones that make it difficult to speak or even breathe? Cringey American Idol auditions do that for…
Cricket fans and I have something in common— Tests. They watch them and I do them all the time. Some results are good, others are not so good. Still, I’d…
Hey guys, recently I got the opportunity to build a Test cricket team courtesy of SportsMax. I was apprehensive at first but surprisingly, the steps were quick and easy. My…
I remember the days. Individuals weighing all of 80 pounds yelling “go faster” while holding on to me for dear life. My feelings were ignored because they figured I was…
In honour of Mother’s Day, I would like to thank my Mom for encouraging my disappointing display of athleticism. After all, I inherited it from her. Mommy is (and always…
Several years ago my parents signed me up for swimming lessons. They were offered at my prep school as an extracurricular activity. It wasn’t a bad idea since I was…
I remember it like it was yesterday; my anxiety at the beginning of races. I’d kneel in the starting blocks and timidly look at the finish line. I knew it…
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