Track Star Yohan Blake Opens Rehab & Wellness Centre (@YBRehabWellness @YohanBlake)

Jamaican track and field sprinter Yohan Blake, who won gold in the 100m at the 2011 World Championships and a silver at the 2012 Olympic Games in both the 100m and 200m races, has opened up a Rehab & Wellness Centre.

The YB Rehab & Wellness Centre, which was launched on January 25th, 2021, is located at 47D Old Hope Road, Kingston 5 in Jamaica. Some of the services that they provide are: Swedish Massage, Laser Therapy, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Shockwave Treatment, Physiotherapy, Electro Therapy, and that is just to name a few.

For additional information about this new center visit them on all their social media platforms via the handle @ybrehabandwellness.

Ice Cube Added To The REVOLT Summit In L.A. (@icecube @revolttv)


The organizers of the Revolt Summit has just announced that actor, rapper and business man, Ice Cube, will join their keynote panel dubbed “Ball so Hard.”

The conversation will focus on the world of professional and college basketball, with an emphasis on how players can be empowered to own not just the court but the game.

Click here for more information about this event.

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz World Cup Send-off Celebration (@Reggae_Girlz_F)

Reggae-Girlz-Jamaica-Women-Soccer-Team-Football-World-Cup-Reggae-Girls-810x686The Reggae Girlz made history by becoming the first Caribbean country to qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is scheduled for June 1 – July 1, 2019 in France. The Reggae Girlz will take on Brazil on June 9th, Italy on June 14th and Australia on June 18th during the Group Stages.

The JWNT will begin their 2019 World Cup Send-Off Tour with a game in Jamaica against Panama on May 19th. The organizers are pleased to announce the Reggae Girlz Foundation (RGF), City of Miramar and the Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis will be hosting the Reggae Girlz on the second stop before they depart for Europe, with a week of celebration activities from May 20th through to the 24th.

The following list of fundraising and celebration activities have been planned under the patronage of the Consul General Oliver Mair and the Jamaica Tourist Board, as well as under the mandate of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) (not all inclusive):

May 20, 2019- City of Miramar Welcome – at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport that will be open to the public.

May 21, 2019- City of Miramar Sports Summit – hosted by Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis

May 22, 2019- Pep Rally – hosted by County Line Chiropractic, Countyline Road location. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

May 22, 2019- VIP Fundraising Reception Cocktail – hosted by Consul General Oliver Mair, Vice Mayor Davis and Cedella Marley (Global Ambassador for Jamaica Football)

May 23, 2019- Reggae Girlz 2019 World Cup Send-Off Fun-Day Celebration – hosted by the Reggae Girlz Foundation, City of Miramar and Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis. A fun-filled evening of food, drinks and music, featuring a double header football match (additional details to be announced pending approvals).

Usain St. Leo Bolt – He Came, He Saw & He Conquered (@usainbolt)

Usain Bolt

Arguably the most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen, Usain St Leo Bolt, created history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when he achieved the ‘Triple Triple’, three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. Usain’s journey to worldwide stardom started at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, all in world record times. He followed this up with three gold medals in the same events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London to write his name in the history books as the world’s fastest man. Then one day before his 30th birthday he completed the same triple at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to cement his legacy as a legend in world sport.

In addition to his nine Olympic Games gold medals Usain won eleven World T&F Championships titles. He completed the 100m, 200m and 4x100m sweeps at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, 2013 World Championships in Moscow and 2015 World Championships in Beijing. He won the 200m and 4x100m at the World Championships in Daegu in 2011.

Usain currently holds the world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m with times of 9.58 secs, 19.19 secs and 36.84 secs. His first world record was in the 100m in 2008 when he posted a time of 9.72 secs in New York. He lowered it to 9.69 secs at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and then to 9.58 secs at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. He holds the three fastest times ever run 9.28, 9.64 and 9.69. Also in 2008 in Beijing he set a new 200m world record taking 0.02 off Michael Johnson’s previous mark with a time of 19.30 secs. He lowered this time further to 19.19 secs in Berlin in 2009, a time which may stand for years to come. On the world all-time list Usain holds five of the top ten times ever in the 200m. As part of the Jamaican 4x100m team Usain broke three world records – 37.10 secs in Beijing in 2008, 37.04 secs in Daegu in 2011 and 36.84 in London in 2012. Jamaican teams with Usain have the seven fastest 4x100m times in history.

Usain has been awarded the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year on four occasions (2009, 2010, 2013 & 2017); the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year six times (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016) as well as many awards in many countries in all corners of the world. He has his own clothing line in conjunction with Puma; his own watch made by Hublot; his own restaurant ‘Tracks & Records’ in Kingston, Jamaica; his own shaving company Champion Shave, his own insoles company Enertor; the ‘Usain Bolt Foundation’ and endorses some of the top brands in the world.

Usain Bolt’s Documentary to Headline Houston Caribbean Film Festival (@hcff_festival @usainbolt)

The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas (CAHFT) announces that I AM BOLT  a documentary about the life of Jamaican Olympic athlete Usain Bolt, will headline its 2nd Annual Houston Caribbean Film Festival (HCFF).  The Festival was conceived to observe and celebrate June, which was designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month by President George W. Bush in 2006.  An estimated ten Caribbean films will be screened during HCFF, taking place at The Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) June 9-11, 2017.  At press time, confirmed films from Barbados, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Saint Lucia will be screened.  The Festival will feature several full-length films and several short film which are 2-20 minutes in duration. The Jamaican film, Diary of a Badman will also be screened.

Other films scheduled to be screened includes: Barbados, H2O; Cuba, Tengo Talento ; Guadeloupe, Tourments d ’Amour ; and Saint Lucia, Who Are You? .  Animated and several movie shorts will be featured at the HCFF in June. Films will be nominated and receive awards in several categories including: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Film Short, Best Animated Film, Best Documentary, Best Spoken Word.

The HCFF is dedicated to embracing and promoting the rich Caribbean culture through the eye of the director’s lens. The mission is to promote, support, increase and heighten interest and awareness of Caribbean films, filmmakers, screen writers, producers and directors in the Caribbean basin and the Diaspora year-round, focusing particularly in June, National Caribbean American Heritage Month .

For more information about the HCFF, their mission and a complete guide to the Festival’s films, visit their official website:

The Grandson Of Reggae Legend Bob Marley, Heads To The NFL (@Nico2Marley)

Nico and Rohan Marley

Nico & Rohan Marley

Nico Marley (the grandson of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley) has been accepted into the NFL; America’s National Football League. Nico was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent after trying out for the team during its rookie minicamp over the weekend.

It is worth noting that his father, Rohan, was a linebacker at the University of Miami from 1992-1994.



Team Jamaica Bickle

As part of ongoing preparations for the annual Penn Relays, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) recently launched its 2016 season at a private reception held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on Monday, March 21. A twenty-member team traveled to the island to the annual ISSA/Grace Boys & Girls Championships, which ran, March 15-19 at the National Stadium, before hosting the launch the following Monday.

Among the guests were: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon., Ruel Reid; Mr. Ali McNab, representing the Minister of Sports, Culture and Gender Affairs, Hon., Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange; Mr. Ryland Campbell (former CEO, Capital & Credit Merchant Grant); Mr. Christopher Barnes, General Manager, The Gleaner Company; Dave Johnson and wife Jane Bunting, UPENN and from the Inter School Sports Association, (ISSA), Dr. Walton Small and Mrs. Coleen Montaque.

In bringing greetings to the audience, Minister, Ruel Reid, spoke of his admiration for the organization and the work it’s doing and wished for its continued success.

TJB’s Special Guest, Stephen Drummond, Esq., who is based in New York, presented a check for USD $10,000 to the organization. He also announced a major financial boost by his law firm, DRUMMOND & SQUILLACE, PLLC to Herbert Morrison (of which he’s an alum) to provide free lunch for one year to the entire student body.

Now in its 22nd year, TJB has over the years formed numerous strategic partnerships to support not only athletes but the schools from which many of them hail.

Support for athletes at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, includes, meals, transportation, booking and coordinating hotel accommodation and chiropractic care.

Having had the distinction of being the first Jamaican/Caribbean sponsor at the Penn Relays, TJB opened the doors and consequently the very lucrative Diaspora and mainstream markets to mega brands such as Grace Foods, (now title sponsor), Jamaica Tourist Board, VMBS, LIME, Digicel, Jamaica National, Western Union/GKRS Money Services, Caribbean Food Delights, Golden Krust, Tower Isles and others who now participate or have participated in the three day carnival, gaining exposure to the over 115,000 spectators on hand and millions more through the NBC Saturday national broadcast. This year the organization welcomes on board,Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM). They will provide two sports medicine physicians to assist with the care of the the Penn Relays, Saturday, April 30,

Dervan Malcom, host of Power 106 FM and the extremely popular “Diaspora Live” Program was presented with the Team Jamaica Bickle Award for using that platform to give the Diaspora a greater voice.

The Penn Relays will be held, April 28-30.