Grange happy to assist Reggae Boyz

Kingston, 8 September 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, said she is grateful that the Costa Rican authorities have issued emergency visas for national senior football representatives Kemar Lawrence and Norman Campbell ahead of the today’s World Cup qualification match.

Lawrence and Campbell were denied entry into Costa Rica because they didn’t have the required documents and were not allowed to leave the airport with the rest of the team.

The matter was reported to Minister Grange who quickly made the necessary contact with the authorities who allowed the players to enter the country.

Minister Grange said:
“All’s well that ends well. I am just happy that I could have assisted and I’m very grateful to the Costa Rican authorities for facilitating our request.”

Jamaica will face Costa Rica this evening in the Final Round of Concacaf World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022.

Minister Grange said:
“I want to wish the Reggae Boyz the very best this evening. We didn’t get the results we wanted in our last two matches, but I believe in them and I know they will do their best. It is a very tough assignment but our boys are talented and they’re resilient. Let us give them our full support for this very important match.”


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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