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Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:18 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Dr Cicely Williams was not only Jamaica's first female doctor but also a pioneer of maternal and child health globally. Dr Williams was always a caring, nurturing soul, and it was those qualities that led her to travel to the UK to pursue her...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 11:46 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

She's most recognisable as Miss World 1976 as well as the mother of Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, but Cindy Breakspeare is so much more. Though a successful entrepreneur today, after starting a business in 1979, with friend Donna Coore...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies T20 captain Kieron Pollard says his team will need to play more smart, situational cricket, if they are to get the better of the Sri Lankans and claim a two-nil series win when the teams meet for the second time today in Antigua...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:21 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly jolted the sporting world, with cricket being no exception. The new bio-secure playing conditions have become the new norm, and the sport’s governing body has had to reshuffle and reschedule matches and tours...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:19 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Veteran Jamaica and West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has his eyes firmly set on the ICC T20 World Cup later this year, as the regional side gets ready to face Sri Lanka in three T20 Internationals in Antigua, starting tomorrow. The 41-year-old Gayle...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:16 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons said the inclusion of veteran players Chris Gayle and Fidel Edwards will be an added boost for the team, as they get ready to square off with Sri Lanka in a three-match T20 series, which bowls off on Wednesday in...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 11:36 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Mary Seacole was born Mary Joan Grant in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805 to a Creole mother and a Scottish father. It was from her mother that she inherited her interest in nursing. Mary's mother, nicknamed “the Doctress”, kept a lodging...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 11:25 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Erna Brodber was a literary giant, who used her brilliance with the pen to fight for the downtrodden. Her many titles are a testament to the brilliance of the St Mary native, who grew up in the farming community of Woodside. Sociologist, check!...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 11:04 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Edna Manley is, today, agreed to be one of the most important artists and art educators in Jamaica’s history. Her work and influence transformed the landscape locally, with creatives countrywide being able to thank her for a continuous churn...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 10:43 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

They say that behind every successful man, there is a woman, and that can be said about Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey, the second wife of National Hero, Marcus Garvey. Jacques Garvey was a pioneering female black Journalist, activist and publisher in...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:18 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Despite half-centuries from opener John Campbell and Brandon King, the Jamaica Scorpions could not replicate the same bowling performance from previous encounters and succumbed by six wickets to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their Regional...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:16 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

As part of the efforts to develop Caymanas Park into a first-world racing destination, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) is pulling out all the stops with the sweetening of the pot for the Road to the Triple Crown, and the...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The first semi-final in the 2021 Regional Super50 Cup gets under way today at 12:30 p.m., with the Jamaica Scorpions taking on arch-rivals Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. Both teams have had contrasting runs...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 8:34 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Ricky Skerritt famously ousted Dave Cameron in his run to the presidency of Cricket West Indies, but with just one term under his belt, maybe his administration is coming apart at the seams with challenges springing up with the claim he has not...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:18 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Scorpions head coach Andre Coley says the fight and character shown by the team following their come-from-behind win over the Barbados Pride will be needed again, and some, when they face the unbeaten Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

— Former West Indies fast bowler Tino Best wants regular captain Jason Holder to return but has concerns for the batting order. “I think [Nkrumah] Bonner, [Kyle] Mayers, and [Joshua] Da Silva have done enough to keep their place, but that number-...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Scorpions avoided elimination from the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 tournament with a six-run win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes yesterday. A fine performance with both the bat and ball from rookie Jeavor Royal won him the...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Scorpions will be going all out to avoid elimination from the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 tournament when they take on the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua today at 8 a.m. Jamaica time....

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:19 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cricket Association is not quite ready to show its hand, but former West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Jeffrey Dujon has come out in support of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) presidency bid put forward by CWI Director and Guyana Cricket...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:07 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Scorpions put in yet another poor showing with the bat, this time against the Windward Islands Volcanoes, to go down by 92 runs in their Regional Super50 encounter at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. It was the third straight...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:25 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies contingent, who will be returning home this week, will all have broad smiles on their faces when they touch down in their respective territories, following their Test series win away to Bangladesh. No smile will be broader than that...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Scorpions head coach Andre Coley says his team will need to have better clarity at the moment and execute when they come up against the Windward Islands Volcanoes, in their Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 encounter at the Coolidge...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite has dedicated the 2-0 Test series win over Bangladesh to the people of the Caribbean. The Windies completed the sweep with a 17-run win over the hosts in Dhaka yesterday. Brathwaite, who was filling in for...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 6:24 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Double Olympic gold medal winner and four-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is calling on the authorities to rethink the idea of holding off on issuing permits for the resumption of sports locally. Following the announcement by the...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2021 | 12:24 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Despite a half-century from middle-order batsman Brandon King, the Jamaica Scorpions went down by five wickets to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their opening encounter of the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 tournament at the Sir Vivian...

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