Contestants in the Miss Curvy Jamaica Pageant had an enjoyable time with the Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, when they paid a Courtesy Call on her at the Ministry on April 18. Minister Grange welcomed the pageant which is in its first year, noting that it will give each contestant the platform to empower and encourage other full figured women to be confident and bold. The finals will be held at the Campion College Auditorium on April 29.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says the development of a Policy and Regulatory Framework for Safeguarding Children in Sport is a “priority” for her Ministry.

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport today told the Sunshine Girls that their performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia spoke clearly that gold is not far away. 

The 2018 edition of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition continues to be one for the history books, from the record number of entries received to a 63-member church choir being named among the finalists. The choir along with the other nine finalists were selected at the competition’s semi-final concert, supported by a full house at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre and with over 20,000 online viewers on Saturday, April 14.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange in conversation with Mary Davis, CEO, Special Olympics International following a Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness today (April 10) at the Office of the Prime Minister. Minister Grange said that through the Special Olympics programmes supported by the government, abilities are emphasised rather than disabilities and each athlete is encouraged to give of their best.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has reaffirmed the Government of Jamaica’s commitment towards the development of the country’s Special Olympics programme.

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has said that she has nothing but praise for the Jamaica Team which came out of the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia with a record 27 medals.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has called for significant changes in the governance structure for sport.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has described the late former administrator Pat Anderson as "one of the pioneers who laid the foundation for Jamaica's success in sports."

 

Mr Anderson, who led both the Jamaica Football Federation and the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (now Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association) during his long career in sports, passed away today (Tuesday) following illness.

 

Reacting to news of his passing, Minister Grange said:

 

"Pat Anderson gave his all to building sports in Jamaica, from the grassroots to the high performance level.  We will always be grateful to him for the development programmes he initiated — programmes that helped to identify and hone the skills of some of our world class athletes including, Usain Bolt and Melaine Walker."

 

Minister Grange has sent her deepest condolences to Mr Anderson's family and friends.

 

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said heaped praise on Aisha Praught who won a historic gold medal for Jamaica in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.

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