Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has expressed sadness at the passing of Captain Horace Burrell, President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF).

Jamaica’s remarkable performance so far at the International Sport Kick Boxing Association (ISKA) World Martial Arts Championship in Greece has brought high praise from the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange.

The National Gallery of Jamaica has received the sad news of the passing of Dr the Hon. David Boxer, O.J., one of the Caribbean region’s most eminent and influential art scholars, artists and art collectors. Dr Boxer served the National Gallery for some thirty-seven years, first as Director/Curator and from 1991 to 2013 as Chief Curator.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says that the absence of physical education instructors in schools for the deaf is an “obvious anomaly” which her Ministry plans to work in tandem with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to correct.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has underscored the importance of a strong anti-doping programme in Jamaica.

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has said that it was fulfilling that in the same breath as the nation on Saturday night saw Usain Bolt run his last professional race in Jamaica, there will be the opportunity to this week to see “some of what is in the cradle and will be coming through to succeed the likes of Usain.”

As she unveiled the Gateway sign leading to Jamaica’s first World Heritage site, the Blue and John Crow Mountains this morning, the Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, promised to do more in the coming months to assist the parish of St. Thomas to earn more from its cultural assets.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, today unveiled a maquette of the statue which will be mounted at Statue Park at the National Stadium in honour of Usain Bolt, considered by many across the world to be the greatest sprinter in the history of track and field.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced an expansion of the Culture Passport programme which enables holders to access some of Jamaica’s prominent heritage sites and cultural events free of charge or at a reduced cost.

The public may view the body of Captain Horace Burrell, late President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) at the National Arena on Tuesday, 27th June 2017 from 10 in the morning until 2:00 p.m.

MCGES

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We believe that culture is the great equaliser and transformer that makes ordinary men and women great.

We believe that gender equality is essential in a modern society.

We believe that an entertained person is a happy person and happy persons make happy societies.

We believe that physical activity enhances lives and sport is the medicine that heals and corrects.

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