Cash-strapped local sporting associations have seized advantage of funding available through Jamaica Sport, accessing sponsorship valued at more than US$260,000 for 13 events since the initiative was launched in October 2014.Ten sporting bodies have accessed funds so far.Among the events staged were the recent Jamaica Volleyball Association Beach Olympic Qualifiers in Ocho Rios, as well as the Caribbean Volleyball Championships in 2015; the 2014 and 2015 Reggae Marathon; the Jamaica International Invitational; the UANA Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships; the West Indies Test series against England and Australia and Caribbean Premier League; the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships; and the CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup Qualifiers.The Jamaica Taekwondo Association was the first body to access funds to host the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Cup in August 2014.The Jamaica Badminton Association, Netball Jamaica, and the Jamaica Surfing Association also benefited from Jamaica Sport, which receives funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund.MORE BOOKINGSDeputy Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Jason Hall told The Gleaner that 20,000 hotel-room nights, with an additional 4,000 tourists, have helped generate an economic impact of US$6 million to date.”Back in 2014, all the associations were contacted to notify them of the existence of Jamaica Sport, and our strategy, and what we were trying to achieve. We also held a number of information sessions that speak specifically to sport tourism economic-assessment model,” Hall said.The ITF World Cup, he said, had generated US$2.6 million from 15,000 guest nights.The figures were arrived at using the Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model (STEAM).”A measurement tool, where you input the data from the event and even factors non-foreign visitors,” said Hall.He also noted that the International Tennis Federation Senior Championships, which featured French tennis star Marion Bartoli, was televised on four different networks, with 840 guest nights being used.”Staging a major event requires major sponsorship, and the sponsorship from Corporate Jamaica is limited. We are looking at a broader gamut,” he said.BETTER QUALITY EVENTS”We are looking to increase the quality and quantity of events with sporting potential. We are targeting specific events for development,” he added.Hall noted that for interested parties to access funds, their event must have tourism potential and must be sanctioned by the sport’s local governing body. Tourism potential would be evidenced by a marketing plan.Criteria for approval for funding would include giving Jamaica a competitive advantage through hosting, a high multiplier effect, and lower operating costs.Hall said that the events of interest include golf; masters’ events; beach events such as beach volleyball, beach tennis, beach rugby, and beach football; endurance events; high school and youth competitions; training camps; sports conferences; motocross; and surfing.He added that discussions were now in progress to stage a cycling tour of Jamaica in the vein of the Tour de France.Jamaica Sport is chaired by Chris Dehring and includes Howard McIntosh, Caribbean Premier League director of operations; Michael Hall, head of communications at the West Indies Cricket Board; Carole Beckford; and general manager of Independence Park Limited, Major Desmon Brown.
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APTN National NewsAfter holding the ancient site for several weeks police removed a number of protesters Thursday night in Gatineau.Among those arrested was Roger Fleury.Earlier this year archaeologists discovered Indigenous artifacts that were thousands of years old along the Ottawa and Gatineau rivers.The site is scheduled for development.A small group of First Nation people, and some local residents, had been occupying the area since August in hopes of saving the artifacts.But a court issued an injunction to have the protesters removed Thursday.Those arrested were scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon.APTN’s Annette Francis has more.
APTN National NewsMore than four years after he was reported missing, Cody Wolfe’s disappearance is still a mystery.Over the weekend, volunteers made a fresh search of a southern Saskatchewan reserve and the surrounding area seeking any clue that might help locate the vanished teenager.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has this story.
It’s confirmed. Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver, Stevie Johnson, suffered an injury in practice Friday morning while running a route on the field.Johnson was running full speed and immediately went to the ground holding his left hamstring. He had to be helped off the field, escorted by trainers to the locker room.Johnson is the Bills’ No. 1 receiver, and although the severity of the injury remains unclear, players going down this close to the regular season is always worrisome.“He’s going to get evaluated, and it’s always tough when those situations happen,” said coach Doug Marrone. “It would be a major concern if we were talking about it during the season. Right now, a veteran player who has proved himself, we’ll just see what the doctors say, it is what it is and we’ll deal with it from there.”Watch the video above to see what the Bills will be missing this season, if Johnson doesn’t return.
City of Santa FeCampbell is currently the Police Chief for the City of Santa Fe Police Department.Kenneth Campbell has been selected as the new chief of police for the City of Nassau Bay, according to the city manager.Chief Joe Cashiola retired March 4 after 34 years with the department.“Campbell’s background and experience make him a great fit for our city. I am confident that Chief Campbell will be a great addition to Nassau Bay and will continue the police department’s strong tradition of serving and protecting the community,” City Manager Jason Reynolds wrote in an emailed statement.Campbell is currently the police chief for the City of Santa Fe Police Department. He has been with Santa Fe for over 20 years.Nassau Bay PoliceNassau Bay Police Chief Joe Cashiola“I am excited and honored to accept the Police Chief position in Nassau Bay. I could not have hoped for a more beautiful community to work in and really look forward to serving the citizens and making new friends. I look forward to working and learning from the officers at Nassau Bay PD to promote a progressive community policing atmosphere. My goal is to continue to develop our staff and service to the community we serve,” Campbell wrote in an emailed statement. “I would be remiss not to acknowledge the outstanding tenure and service from Chief Joey Cashiola and wish him the very best in his retirement.”Campbell starts in May. Share