Fan Engagement and Ticketing – CHAMPS

March 31 – As the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) mulls over its management of the current ticketing fiasco, it should equally seek to re-engage fans. Sport has evolved so much that those fans who go out to watch live sport, seek meaningful ways in which to be occupied at the event. Before I…

Ticketing Solution for ISSA and CHAMPS

March 29 – Here’s a suggestion for ISSA and tickets for 2018 CHAMPS 1. Have an international ticketing solution that can have patrons purchase online 2. Ensure the seating for the National Stadium is also online so people can choose seats. 3. I know the Stadium seating was reduced for patrons in 2002 (15 years…

Chronixx and Adidas – music and sport – play

March 12 – In 2015, one headline read – Adidas is having a huge year, thanks to Kayne and Pharrell; in 2016 Pharrell is boosting sales more than… while in a lifestyle publication somewhere else, A Deep Dive into Spezial, Adidas’ best kept secret. This was obviously part of the company’s ongoing efforts to add…

Dahlia Harris – Country Wedding

January 28 – We promised you Part II. Since the last time we spoke, Dahlia has been ‘playing’ Ring Games, one of her latest projects. That has been making circles around Jamaica and has even had a marathon run on TVJ. Now when you hear marathon, you think of those other series some of us like…

Jamaica Is In – Sport and Tourism

Kingston, JAMAICA – Jamaica’s sport and tourism exploits are well known worldwide. The two industries separately account for a significant portion of the popularity of the island. The product sport tourism, while not new, is one which Jamaica has great potential and Carole Beckford in her latest publication, Jamaica is In -Sport and Tourism has…

Dahlia Harris – 2016 was good!

Kingston, JAMAICA – When one hears the name Dahlia Harris, so many things come to mind. We could try the following: teacher, social commentator, scholar, broadcaster, theatre practitioner…whew, but there is more. Catch her on the volleyball or netball courts for about five minutes and you’d never guess. In other rounds, Dahlia epitomizes the term…

Caribbean is ready for the Business of Sport

On an island, October 10 – The call for a Caribbean Sport Summit has not gone unnoticed. The Caribbean has over the last decade experienced significant exposure for its elite athletes in the sporting areas of track and field, basketball, NFL, netball, cricket and swimming. Football has received considerable exposure with players competing for several…

On becoming a professional athlete

September 25 – With more money being pumped into professional sport globally, there are more athletes who are intent on becoming pros. But there are some basic pointers those athletes need to follow. Here are some: Get involved at a fairly young age Train smartly with someone who has your best interest Dedicate yourself to…

Jamaica -transforming creative to lucrative

Tuesday, August 30 – As always following any major sporting or entertainment event where Jamaica is represented there is talk of who, what, where, when, why and how. I got into a bit of struggle with contending views on how the country can embrace the current overflow of skills sets in those two major sectors…

The Business of West Indies Cricket – 2016 and beyond

Sunday, August 7 – At a time when the Summer Olympics is happening in Brazil, world sports take centre stage and the discussions are varied. These discussions range from salaries of international stars to which sports will be in the next Summer Olympic Games. The IOC even used the opportunity to announce five disciplines which…

Coaching in 2016 and beyond

May 29 – Elite athletes should have access to the best technical expertise available.   “Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.” One of the missions of any sporting organisation must be to prepare its coaches to be the best. And while it is doing that ensure that the sport also has access to…