Grange gives support to struggling Premier League clubs

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, The Honourable Olivia Grange Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, The Honourable Olivia Grange

Kingston 1 February 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced financial support for local Premier League teams.

Minister Grange said she had “heard the cries of the clubs that are struggling financially and we have been able to arrange a special, one-off grant, in the sum of J$7.2 million dollars through the Sports Development Foundation to the 12 Premier League clubs.”

Each club will receive J$600,000 in total to be paid in monthly instalments of J$150,000.

In addition, the Premier League Clubs Association will receive a similar amount of J$600,000 to assist with Administrative Expenses during the season.

“The payments will begin immediately,” said Minister Grange.

“I believe that this special grant from the SDF will ease the pressure on both the clubs and the PLCA and ensure that we have a successful league season,”

added the Minister.

Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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