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.
Representing the Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, newly appointed State Minister in the Ministry, the Honourable Alando Terrelonge (left) welcomed the triumphant Jamaica CARIFTA Games team on their arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport on Tuesday, April 3. With Minister Terrelonge are: Briana Williams (2nd left), who was named the Austin Sealy Award winner for her outstanding performances, winning 3 gold medals and setting a new 100m Championship record; Christopher Taylor (right), male team Captain, winner of the U-20 200m and a member of both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays and Dr Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association. Minister Terrelonge told the team that the country was deeply appreciative of their superlative performance at the Games and that they could be assured of the Ministry’s support at all time.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has heaped praises on Jamaica’s highly successful team at the recently concluded Carifta Games, held in the Bahamas.
The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has urged the National Commissions for UNESCO across the region to protect the biodiversity in their respective countries.