Kingston, 8 February 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has expressed sadness at the passing of the Jamaican Olympic legend Leslie ‘Les’ Laing. Les Laing was part of the famous 4x400m relay team that won gold for Jamaica at the 1952 Olympic…
Kingston, 5 February 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has written to the President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Michael Ricketts, demanding the immediate shut-down of the training camp at the Horace Burrell Football Academy. Minister Grange wrote to Mr Ricketts after…
Kingston, 5 February 2021 – The Government of Jamaica has given the go ahead for the resumption of sporting activities on a case by case basis. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says provision for the resumption of sporting activities has been included in…
Kingston, 1 February 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says her Ministry is in the process of establishing a special fund to assist former national sports representatives who have fallen on hard times. Minister Grange has directed the Sports Development Foundation to…
Kingston, 22 January 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has expressed deep sadness at the passing of the Jamaican footballer Luton Shelton. The 35 year old had been ill for some time. “I am really saddened at Luton’s passing. I was hoping…
Kingston, 14 January 2021 – The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange says her Ministry will be moving to finalise the transformation and streamlining of the national sports entities during this calendar year. The national sports entities are the Sports Development Foundation, Independence Park Limited,…
Kingston, 13 January 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that a series of meetings will be held with the country’s sporting associations to determine when the various sports disciplines can resume some of their activities. After a meeting between herself…
Kingston, 29 November 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Mr Garth Gayle who was elected President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association yesterday (November 28). Mr Gayle, the former Honorary Secretary of the JAAA, succeeds Dr Warren Blake who did…
Kingston, 25 November 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says she’s sad of the news of the passing of the football legend, Diego Maradona. In a statement this afternoon, Minister Grange said: “This is a sad day for world football. Whether you…

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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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