Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 32, Named Fastest Woman In The World + The Oldest & 1st Mom To Win World Title In Race

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 32, Named Fastest Woman In The World + The Oldest & 1st Mom To Win World Title In Race

Montego Bay, Jamaica – February 13 2016: Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce after anchoring and winning the 4x100M Relay at the 2016 Milo Western Relays in the Catherine Hall Stadium, Montego Bay, Jamaica. – Image By Gregory Molette, The Jasmine Brand A queen has been crowned, again over the weekend (Sept. 29th), during Sunday’s women’s 100m final, […]

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

On Monday, a bronze sculpture of Gibson, the first black player to win a Grand Slam, will be unveiled outside Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York - the world's biggest tennis arena named after another pioneering African-American. These two tributes stand as testaments to obstacles overcome, during a time when the United States was politically and socially rooted in racial segregation.

Althea Gibson: The pioneering champion America forgot

Gibson, pictured here with Marble at Forest Hills in 1950, went on to win five Grand Slam singles titles – the French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957, 1958) and the US Open (1957, 1958) By Jonathan Jurejko, BBC Sport in New York “Everything was white. The balls, the clothes, the socks, the shoes, the people. Ev-ery-thing.” […]

Jamaican Swimmer, Alia Atkinson Wins Gold in 50m Breaststroke at FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo

Jamaican Swimmer, Alia Atkinson Wins Gold in 50m Breaststroke at FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo

Photo Source: Facebook By Xavier Murphy,  jamaicans.com Jamaica’s swim sensation and Olympian, Alia Atkinson took first place gold in the 50-meter breaststroke competition on Sunday, August 4 at the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, adding another gold medal to her expanding collection. Atkinson, who holds the short course world record in this event, made […]

Reflections on Cricket West Indies

Reflections on Cricket West Indies

By Basil Springer, GCM Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”   At the beginning of 2019, Cricket West Indies (CWI) appointed an interim head coach, Richard Pybus, an Englishman with experience […]

New national junior record holder Grant looking to go faster

New national junior record holder Grant looking to go faster

ON Saturday, May 4, Kiara Grant wrote her name in the history books as she became the fastest Jamaican junior female athlete over 100m when she finished second in 11.11 seconds at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoors championships. The Norfolk State University sophmore lowered the previous best of 11.12s set by Veronica Campbell Brown […]

Former Windies fast bowler says CWI needs urgent governance reform

Former Windies fast bowler says CWI needs urgent governance reform

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding (Photo: CMC) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Outspoken fast bowling legend, Michael Holding, has welcomed the recent leadership change atop Cricket West Indies but says the regional governing body now needed to undergo serious constitutional change if it was to escape the cycle of poor governance, which […]

Noel Gray recalls heroics at first Gibson Relays in 1973

By Howard Walker, Senior staff reporter

Noel Gray recalls heroics at first Gibson Relays in 1973

First Gibson Relays in 1973 showing the victorious 4x400m Boys Open Relay team from Kingston College. The individuals are from left to right: Maurice Lawrence, Ronald Gray, Charles Headlam and Noel Gray. (Photo: Courtesy of the Gibson McCook relays) In 1973 Noel Gray brought the house down for Kingston College (KC) at the then inaugural […]

Jamaican Diaspora Women (West Hartford, Connecticut) Qualify for 2019 World Cup in France

Jamaican Diaspora Women (West Hartford, Connecticut) Qualify for 2019 World Cup in France

West Hartford, Connecticut – Chantelle and Allyson Swaby are making history. “Six months ago I never thought that anything like this would ever happen. It honestly happened so quickly,” said Chantelle. The 20 and 22-year-old sisters will be one of the first to do something no one has ever done before. They’ll be going to the […]