October 21, 2019

Plans for 2 more running tracks in Kingston and Central Jamaica

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BY: E. HARTMAN RECKORD From JIS Story Highlights There are plans for the installation of additional running tracks in Kingston and central Jamaica. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the disclosure during her visit to observe repair work at the Stadium East running track in Kingston, yesterday (January 7). The upgrading […]

Jamaica: Gov’t finalising prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill

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By Latonya Linton From JIS The Government is finalising the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill, which will be brought to the House of Representatives shortly. This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 6). Delivering a Statement on […]

UNESCO examining Jamaica’s reggae submission

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By Chad Bryan From JIS Story Highlights The Government will know in November whether it has been successful in its efforts to have reggae music inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List. Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that UNESCO technical experts […]

Jamaica Sport Ministry sets up int’l bidding committee

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By Rochelle Williams from JIS Story Highlights The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has established an International Bidding Committee to find and recommend events to be hosted by Jamaica. The disclosure was made by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, at a recent press launch of the Jamaica National […]

Jamaica Government facilitating access to sport for all

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By Chris Patterson From JIS Story Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to make sport accessible to all. “Studies have shown the importance of engaging in regular physical activity from a young age, which means that physical activity not only produces an immediate benefit, but […]

Jamaica: Etana responds to backlash over $5000 check from government to support her tour

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By S. Leslie from Urban Islandz Etana gets US$5,000 from the Jamaican government for her upcoming 32-City tour of the US and reggae fans have mixed reactions. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, announced last week that reggae singer Etana is the first female artist to receive monetary support as part […]