40 MEDALS IN TOTAL WON BY JAMAICA AT TAE KWON DO COMPETITION—09/30/14
Jamaica’s juniors left the 2014 All Star international Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Florida with a total of 40 medals. These included six gold medals, 16 silver medals, and 18 bronze medals. The team, which comprised 21 young people aged six through 14, came from Hillel Academy, Jamaica College and Quest Preparatory schools. Conrad Jenkins led the team as it joined with over 650 competitors from 14 countries in the competition.
TEAM MANAGER SAYS WINDIES READY TO MEET INDIA—10/01/14
According to Richie Richardson, the manager of the West Indies cricket team, the team is ready for the pending one-day international series versus India. He said the team plans to use the tour to enhance planning for the World Cup competition in 2015. Richardson said the team has arrived in Mumbai in plenty of time to become acclimated and that all players are actively engaged in the preparations.
HUE SHOULD DROP LAWSUIT, SAYS JFF—10/02/14
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) said Jermaine Hue, former national midfielder, has 48 hours to withdraw a lawsuit he filed against the local governing agency and Dr. Carlton Frazer. Failure to withdraw the suit by the deadline will result in the JFF passing the matter to relevant federation authorities for their dispensation.
JAMAICA SPORT AGENCY TO ENHANCE ISLAND’S SPORTS TOURISM—10/03/14
Jamaica Sport was created to find commercial opportunities linked to sports tourism. The launch of the new agency occurred at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston. The agency will also look to leverage the Jamaican brand and local and international sporting events. The agency will be led by Christopher Dehring, businessman and corporate executive.