KINGSTON, Jamaica -” A forum that outlines how to commercialize
your creative and cultural assets through a carefully crafted programme is one
that is truly needed,” this according to O’Neil Walters, CEO of the newly
formed Intellectual Property Mining Group (IPMG).
That forum will be
available come Wednesday, November 13. The event will focus on three key areas
of research, marketing and how to value your brand, under the theme ‘Create.
Presentations will be made by IP Research Specialist – Dean McKellar; Media/Marketing Specialist, O’Neil Walters and Marketing Specialist, Carole Beckford – all of whom will share in a case study style their experiences on how they have successfully managed and delivered winning projects throughout their careers while also showcasing influential current global trends.
The Forum will target creative
industry practitioners inclusive of officials in businesses that have among
their portfolio, sponsorship, marketing, public relations and communications
around segments of the Orange Economy.
Walters wants the forum
to seek to strengthen the capacity but also deepen the relationships with
persons who manage lifestyle personality brands/organizations in key areas of
sport, music and entertainment.
Among the highlights of
the event will be a CEO Vision Lounge which will feature leaders of corporate organizations
who have had the experience and those who seek to know how “the present
landscape will shape how they integrate the creative elements of Jamaica into
their Corporate campaigns.”
The event will run from 3:00 to 6:00 pm and will include a business executives’ lyme (networking session) with one of IPMG’s clients, DJ Kurt Riley, who will provide entertainment. It is an all- inclusive event for just $10,000. We invite all to register interest and get listed at email@example.com
Jamaica – Over the next three to five years, Jamaican superstar athletes will
be involved in a series of global and international Games and Championships in
several disciplines. Football, Cricket, Track and Field, Netball, Basketball,
Swimming (diving) and Volleyball are just some of the sport that will see considerable
not all of the events, will take place out of the Caribbean region, which offers
an opportunity for the (Brand) Jamaica to strengthen and deepen its roots in
the global space.
From as long as 1948, Jamaican athletes have long established themselves as superstars and have continued to do so in traditional and non-traditional areas.
for example, just finished second in the 3 metres British Diving competition in
preparation for upcoming World Championships in South Korea (July) and European
Championship in Ukraine (August) all towards aiming for the 2020 Summer Olympic
Games, scheduled for Japan.
Girlz will take the field for the first time at this level on Sunday, June 9
against Brazil, in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Reggae Boyz are in the Gold
Cup as they look to campaign for the 2022 World Cup. There is a long list of
football competitions to take place in all age groups on the turf and even in
heads to Liverpool this summer for what could be a great chance for the
Sunshine Girls to climb to number one.
In the last
quarter, track and field will dominate with the World Championships and will be
the first time since Osaka (2007) that Usain Bolt won’t be competing. We wait
to see what that will look, feel and sound like.
the outward events. And from all indications, the national federations along with
the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) have their work cut out for them.
incoming events though? And how will Jamaica benefit from earnings from the
global sport industry? Time for a sport agency of known skill and repute to
make this happen. We continue to skirt and dance around with the possibilities.
the upgraded version of Jamaica Sport to return – an agency with skills, resources
and the requisite financial backing to coordinate island sport tours, major and
targeted sport events with franchises, national and international teams and
The following is a statement from Christopher Taylor
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Since my last run at the Grace/ISSA Boys and Girls Championship in March this year, I discovered I have an injury which requires me to seek extensive treatment. I have decided to undergo that treatment overseas along with recovery.
now is full recovery for the 2019/2020 track and field season.
to “Champs” a lot of misinformation has been published and I want to use this
opportunity to clear the air.
was an incident with a teacher and members of the track team in December 2018
no time during that incident I made any physical contact with any teacher
incident was unfortunate and as the Captain of the track team at the time, I
acted in the most responsible way, which I believed helped to prevent any
further physical altercations
I am satisfied that I have served Calabar with distinction on and off the
track. I achieved a number of personal and professional goals while being a
student and I want to use this opportunity to thank my family, the entire
school family (past and present) and the Jamaican people at home and abroad.
While I am
overseas, along with my rehabilitation process, I will also be looking at
opportunities for tertiary education. As soon as more updates are available, my
team will communicate the progress made.
Bridgetown, Barbados – Former West Indies, fast bowler, Tino Best and former Captain, Jimmy Adams will lead two teams for a T-10 Charity match under the theme, Understanding Risk, Friday (May 31) in Barbados.
which is scheduled for the 3Ws Oval at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus is part of an
overall conference scheduled for the island May 27 to May 31.
Best, now a
cricket commentator, will lead a team that will include outstanding retired
Windies players, like Philo Wallace, Ridley Jacobs, Nixon McLean.
Director of Cricket at Cricket West Indies, will lead a team that will have
among its line up Sylvester Joseph, Sherwin Campbell, Nikita Miller and Alick
Barbados’ women’s team players, Keila Elliott, Pam Lavine, Reshelle Griffith
and Charlene Taitt will also share the spotlight. Elliott and Griffith will
play with Best; while Lavine and Taitt are on the team with Adams.
always happy to give back and he thinks “this initiative is worthy of support.”
And Adams agrees, that “any opportunity to unite the people of the region
through sport, is always a wonderful opportunity.”
The rest of the line up will include a mix of local players (currently playing
in the domestic competition) corporate executives and cricket enthusiasts.
will begin at 5pm.
About the conference
just before the 2019 hurricane season begins, the Understanding Risk Caribbean
Conference aims to celebrate the Caribbean’s disaster resilience; identify gaps
that still exist; and galvanize governments, companies, and private citizens to
share information, innovations and lessons learned to address disaster risk.
Risk is a global community of 8,000+ experts and practitioners active in the
creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. The community
convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight
groundbreaking work, facilitate nontraditional partnerships, and showcase new
technical know-how in disaster risk identification. In the interim, regional
conferences like UR Caribbean are also held to galvanize localized efforts and
build regional capacity in the area of disaster risk assessment.
partners for this event are the World Bank Group, Caribbean Disaster Emergency
Management Agency (CDEMA); European Union, Global Facility for Disaster
Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and Barbados.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Main Event
Entertainment Group Limited is partnering with the Special Projects Team from
the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), in a show of support for the
Reggae Girlz. The Lapathon/Breakfast Party Fundraiser slated for Saturday, May 18 at
the Jamaica College – Ashenheim Stadium.
party is among one of the major activities to raise funds to support the
Reggae Girlz’ campaign as they continue to prepare for the June 7 –
July 7 Women’s World Cup.
While in Jamaica from
May 12 to 20, there will be a series of events on and off the field for the
A member of the
Special Projects Team, Pat Garel, says “the campaign to the World Cup will get
a boost in Jamaica this week and we want as much support as we can for the
Girlz. We are hoping Jamaicans at home will see the significance and support
where they can.”
Fans are required to
contribute a small fee of J$1,500 and the event will combine the walk/run/wheel
and will have entertainment for all from 6am – 9am.
Participants are being
asked to wear their best and most appropriate Jamaican outfit
to come celebrate the Reggae Girlz. The team will make a brief
stop to thank the participants at the venue.
Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will
play Panama in Kingston on Sunday, May 19 at 6pm at the National Stadium. This
will be the final home match before they head out for stops in Florida (USA),
Glasgow (Scotland) and then off to France.
Panama was the team
the Reggae Girlz defeated 4-2 on penalties (October
2018) to seal their spot for the World Cup. The return match is expected
to provide a thrilling encounter for fans in Kingston.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – On Saturday, May 4
when Kensington and Lucas Cricket Clubs take the field for a Junior Cup match;
the game will not only have an important result for defending champions,
Kensington, but will have an all-important historical context for the roles
these two sporting/cricketing clubs continue to play in the Rollington Town
cricket has been the core focus of the two clubs from as far back as 1879 and
1895 respectively; but when Kensington hosts its 140th year of
existence this October, the weekend event will seek to do a few things:
the role cricket has played in the community
the impact all the great cricketers have had on the community, Jamaica, the
West Indies and the World
to re-focus the community on how it can re-engage residents to continue the
path to growth and development
Town sits in the Eastern Kingston constituency and is surrounded by schools and
other inner-city communities all with similar characteristics – close knit
families; rich sporting history, once a quiet community, but now begs basic development
to include the necessities for a place to live, grow families and so business.
The accessories of the place, as it is, are not sufficient to transform the legacy
of a community with that much history and more.
for instance has had outstanding personalities like JK Holt Jr, Chester Watson,
Alf Valentine, Lawrence Rowe, Herbert Chang, Richard Austin, Basil Williams,
Patrick Patterson, Uton Dowe, Robert Haynes, Laurie Williams, Wavell Hinds,
Darren Powell and David Bernard Jr.
is the home of George Headley, Frank Worrell, Easton “Bull” McMorris, Everton
Mattis, Gareth Breese and Chris Gayle. The immeasurable impact these men have
had on cricket is what helps to consolidate the role of the game and how it may
help to influence the community and cricket for the next generation.
2012, Lucas has been the base of the Chris Gayle Foundation, an organization
which has partnered with the England-based Cricket For Change. The resources
from the partnership have been used to train at-risk young people while guiding
them to become better employment prospects. Lucas is believed to have been the
first club in Jamaica to admit black players in the late 1920s.
the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the Senior Cup in Jamaica
(2007), Historian Arnold Betram wrote this about Kensington Cricket Club:
cricketers who registered Kensington Cricket Club in 1879 began as the St.
Andrew Juniors, a group of students of St. George’s College who left with their
headmaster, Father Jaeckel, to establish the Marie Villa School at 37 Duke
Street, in September 1877.
these young cricketers were J.M. Burke, S.C. Cargill, Ernest DaCosta and Dr.
J.F. Cargill, who gave a part of his property in Camperdown for their playing
field. In 1881, the club moved to Emerald Park on North Street and Cosmo
Lorenzo Dicks succeeded E.G. Orrett as captain. The Dicks family owned a
property in St. Catherine called Kensington, hence the name change from St.
Andrew Juniors to Kensington.
into the competition, Kensington certainly had the most enthusiastic group of
cricketers, including two of the finest young cricketers in the island, J.J.
Cameron and G.V. Livingston.
In the two
decades preceding the start of Senior Cup Cricket in 1897, the record shows
that they played 202 matches, winning 125, losing 61 and drawing 16.
Hinds captains and coaches Kensington’s Junior Cup Team. His twin sons Alex and
Corey play for this team (both attend Wolmer’s). He is surrounded by a set of
youngsters all aimed at balancing their lives on and off the pitch.
Lucas will look to Brandon English, Shane Ricketts and Jaheem Rankine for
leadership for this league.
The 10 am match on Saturday, May 4 should deliver on its promises of an exciting match-up; and should spark an interesting conversation concerning the clubs’ history.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will play
Panama in Kingston on Sunday, May 19 at 7pm at the National Stadium. This will
be the final home match before they head out to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in
France, June 7 to July 7.
has international friendlies in Florida (May 21 – 24) and Scotland (May 28) en
route to France.
the team the Reggae Girlz defeated 4-2 on penalties (October 2018) to seal
their spot for the World Cup. The return match is expected to provide a
thrilling encounter for fans in Kingston.
Jamaica from May 12 to 20, there will be a series of events on and off the
field for the team.
The Special Projects Team will be hosting a fundraising lapathon at the Jamaica College Ashenheim Stadium on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 6:30 am.
A member of
the Special Projects Team, Pat Garel, says “the event is aimed at raising
well-needed funds to off-set some of the costs associated with ensuring the
team has all the resources needed for a secure journey onward and during the World
Cup. We see this as an important event for the Jamaican fans and the Girlz.”
Fans are required to contribute a small fee of J$1,500 and the event will combine the walk/run and will have entertainment for all from 6:00 – 9:30 am
are being asked to wear their best and most appropriate Jamaican outfit to come
celebrate the Reggae Girlz. The team, which will have a training session that
Saturday, will make a short pit stop at the venue to say thanks.
Jamaica – Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will play Scotland for the
first time ever on Tuesday, May 28 at the Hampden Park in Glasgow.
This match will the last official international
friendly prior to the start of the World Cup fixtures on June 9 against Brazil.
The make-up for the squad will be 23.
The Scotland/Jamaica encounter will serve as a prelude
to the Reggae Girlz camp which will be in France, May 29 to June 5; while the
team is scheduled to get into Grenoble on June 5 as part of FIFA’s regulations.
Scotland is ranked 20th and the Reggae
Girlz 53rd. Jamaica is drawn in Group C against Australia, Italy and
Brazil; while Scotland is in Group D to play England, Argentina and Japan.
The match is scheduled for 2:35 pm (Jamaica time).
Kingston, Jamaica – Over 400
volunteers will be a part of the 7th Kingston City Run and the first Kingston
City Marathon this Sunday, March 17.
The volunteers hail mainly from Colleges and
Universities in the Corporate area along with a diverse group of residents from
across the country. The volunteers will be placed in areas to deal with:
Marshalling water stops along the routes
Water Stops coverage
Record Keeping (to balance the electronic
Start and Close of races
Post-event activity in Emancipation Park
Volunteers’ Manager, Prudence Simpson is pleased
with the response from the team of volunteers “I am happy that the spirit
of volunteerism is alive and well and from the meetings and sessions we have
had, it is obvious people are still happy to share their time and talent to a
worthy cause. It is one of the many positives about this event. This is our 7th
year, and we have gotten great support from our volunteers.”
The event is endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board
and is supported by a cadre of sponsors. The main ones are:
credibility of sporting organizations has come into question a lot in the last
decade with the rise in scandals. This has caused, what some believe, a
decrease in public’s trust and by extension the process of democracy.
the meantime, sport continues to strengthen its role as a major influential
institution and its process is also one which is used across corporate and a
range of other organizations.
According to Hums and McLean, sport governance refers to the exercise of power with consideration
given to influence, authority and the nature of decision making.
the Caribbean we have heard cries for better governance, but we ask what this
really means. Sport Australia summarizes its focus on governance to look at
adopting a culture that focuses on accountability. In a lot of other
jurisdictions, accountability and processes that are used to impact on policy
form the general argument about what good governance should really be.
the UK, a new code for sport was developed in April 2017 which sets out the
levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that is required
for funding from the national lottery.
the commercialization of sport has seen incredible growth in the last decade
with increased revenues and revenue streams – one of the causes of governance
failures must be the slow way, especially in this region (Caribbean) that,
sport, which remains a voluntary institution, still have inadequate resources to
govern the modern, commercial world of sport of today.
reasons may not hold much today, even with those facts as there are some
sporting bodies that have governed well. There are four key areas that should
be placed as priority to ensure each sporting body meets its mandate for
key areas are:
Checks and balances – this is a system which
prevents concentration of power in any one place. The concept of separation of
power looks at a system which accounts for decision making being done based on
roles. This process can counter any outside influences.
Democracy is also key – this has to do with the
public good and how it stacks up against autonomy. The structure of the
democratic process must reflect the accountability required. We are looking key
success factors such as a legal system, compliance and even a sanctioning
process. Stakeholder participation is also key to a democracy along with the
way people are elected to govern
Perception – how people feel. A sporting
body must be transparent, and its communication model must show that. All factual
matters of the organization must and show find its way to the public in a
timely and consistent way.
Diversity in offerings – sport must meet the need to
be socially, environmentally and ethically aware and while meeting all the
other needs of operations must find a way to meet these other needs. As sport
continues to establish itself and make an impact on the wider society, there is
need to refresh its goals and objectives for a comprehensive role while
achieving financial success
must and should be taken to hold sporting bodies accountable. Stakeholders
should therefore be mindful of the people they elect to serve; while focusing
on what the outcomes should be.
is a process and while it is our sport leaders where the buck stops, the
process starts with us, electing people who are capable, able and willing to
lead and manage sport in a way we can all benefit on and off the field of play.
progressive news on governance – The
IAAF will elect its first female vice-president this year as it continues
its efforts to ensure that women are represented at the highest levels of the
sport. As part of the widespread reforms adopted by the IAAF Congress at the
end of 2016, the IAAF has added minimum gender targets into its constitution to
establish parity at all levels in the sport’s governance. This is a welcome
addition to the Business of Sport.