A great Jamaica 60 gift to the nation

Kingston, 12 July 2022 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has released the following statement after the Reggae Girlz qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup Finals for the second time.

Minister's Statement

"As Minister for Sports it is with great pleasure that I, on behalf of the people of Jamaica, extend congratulations to our National senior women's football team who tonight (Monday) qualified for a second straight world cup finals.

Our Reggae Girlz did it the hard way.  Their backs were against the wall in a high stakes must win game but they did it.

The best of Jamaica was on show in Monterrey, Mexico in this fantastic 4-nil win over Haiti.

Congratulations are also in order for the coaching staff, Ambassador of women's football Cedella Marley, the JFF and eveyone who played a part in this history making achievement.

Once again the true grit, determination and never say die attitide which we have become known for, came to the fore.

A proud country salutes you.

See you in Australia and New Zealand next year."


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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