Olivia Grange

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Olivia Grange said : “Winning all of their six matches, which were played against Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Venezuela and Argentina, was spectacular for the senior men's ice hockey team since they were playing together for the first time since 2019 owing to the 2020 competition being abandoned because of the COVID-19 pandemic” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It represents a major achievement in our response to the long-standing problem of domestic violence. These centres are strategically placed and will play a critical role in the delivery of service islandwide, to support the implementation of the national strategic action plan to eliminate gender-based violence in Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 11, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m so happy that the Bond film has now been released. I’m so happy because what it has done is showcase Jamaica in so many ways. The new Bond girl (Lashana Lynch) is of Jamaican heritage; it also featured another Jamaican actress, Naomi Harris; it featured the beauty of Jamaica; and it created employment for our crew in Jamaica in the various disciplines and skills that are necessary in making a film,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “You more than earned the right to be regarded as a son of the soil, your dedication to Jamaica's development was unwavering. I pledge that I will use my office and my personal fortitude to see that your goals are advanced in Jamaica's sport development programme. We will always cherish your memory and ensure that your legacy is promoted,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange explained : “So through the Sports Development Foundation we have made a quarter million dollars ($250,000) available to her to realise her dream and her objective,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It is my pleasure to make this presentation to her and I want to thank the SDF for being that agency that I can call on to provide funding,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “For members of the Entertainment, Cultural and Creative Industries in Jamaica, the 2005 Convention encourages the free and unimpeded movement of artistess, through bilateral agreements including the establishment of no-visa regimes,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “In 2019, Jamaica commenced its tenure on the powerful Intergovernmental Committee for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Now, in 2021, during the global pandemic, my commitment to developing the Entertainment, Cultural and Creative Industries (ECCI) has not waned. Indeed, I gave instructions to lobby for this seat so as to create a more responsive environment for our ECCI's,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “In spite of the pandemic, we were working. We used the opportunity to do things that did not involve large gatherings and to get the infrastructure up to date during the slow period” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We do not only respond to domestic abuse after it's already happened. We focus on prevention through our sensitisation programmes that target both women and men, including the #MentorMe2020 Mentorship Programme for school-age boys, which is being piloted at Haile Selassie High and St Andrew Technical High,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I thank UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce for their partnership in this important intervention. I look forward to their continued support as we enable other women to achieve their independence,” “No woman should have to be totally dependent on any man. I repeat my call for all of us – family, friends, neighbours, the community, the church, co-workers – to be more vigilant and supportive of women in situations of abuse. Our intervention can make the difference between life and death. Our silence protects only the perpetrator,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange declared : “We are serious about ending domestic violence,” “We will also widen the threshold to be met in obtaining protection orders from the court, to give greater protection to those who need the orders to keep abusers away. We will increase the penalty for breach of a protection order from $10,000 to one million dollars,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “On too many occasions, I have had to come to this House to denounce horrific acts of violence against women and girls,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This is a time of adversity but inherent in it is an opportunity for the players in these sectors to become certified, formalised and for our associations to build capacity. I am confident that once this is over, we will see an art and entertainment industry that is more structured, more organised and more cohesive” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I signed the report which is now being distributed for the signatures of the other members of the Committee and it will be tabled when the House of Representatives meets on Tuesday, June 8, 2021,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The passage of The Sexual Harassment Act, 2020 will address claims of sexual harassment and deal an effective blow to sexual harassment, thereby putting an end to the longstanding issue where both men and women commit sexual harassment without facing repercussions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We continue to work in partnership with Private Sector organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and community groups to provide the requisite support to our women, men, boys and girls,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Briana, you promised you would break your own one-day-old record and you did. Great,” External link

jis Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Briana, you promised you would break your own one-day-old record and you did great,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This involves minors and, as a result, it is of grave concern. It's a matter that has to be treated with great urgency and impartiality to all sides, regardless of political parties,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This involves minors and, as a result, it is of grave concern. It’s a matter that has to be treated with great urgency and impartiality to all sides, regardless of political parties,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are going to have to ensure that we have a very effective public education programme,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Commission ) : “The webinar is being presented by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport through the National Council on Reparation and the South African High Commission in Jamaica, as part of the 'Conversation with Africa' series,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Africa Day celebrations across the world are intended to commemorate and acknowledge African solidarity, unity in diversity, creativity, challenges and successes. It is a chance to reflect on the progress that we have made through cooperation in anti-apartheid and liberation struggles and an opportunity to craft meaningful agendas, in unity, towards finding solutions to the challenges we face as one people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "This Labour Day, particular emphasis will be placed on ridding homes and their surroundings of conditions/elements which will encourage the breeding of mosquitoes. This is guided by the recent announcement that the Ministry of Health and Wellness is on high alert for a possible increase in cases of dengue fever, especially with the forecast of rainfall in the ensuing months," External link

jamaica-star Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The definition will make clear that domestic violence is not only physical, but also psychological, emotional and sexual and may occur in situations where intimate images are exposed to inflict harm on a person, among other situations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange explained : “We will also expand the conduct or behaviours that the court may prohibit the respondent from engaging in under a protection order. This will include a prohibition on taking possession of or damaging a property that the victim may have an interest in, as well as directing the perpetrator to pay compensation for monetary loss incurred by the victim, as a direct result of conduct that amounted to domestic violence, and also directing the perpetrator to relinquish firearm licence, firearms or other weapons to the police and other orders that the court may deem appropriate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Tremaine Stewart ) : "I am proud of the fact that Tremaine was a product of Gordon Pen, Spanish Town, which is in my constituency of Central St Catherine," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 19, 2021 2:36:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This and other amendments came out of recommendations from the Joint Select Committee set up the review the Sexual Offences Act and simultaneously undertook review of the Offences against the Person, the Child Care and Protection and the Domestic Violence Acts from the perspective of the protection which they offer to women, children, the disabled and the elderly,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 16, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The intent being to ensure that the legislation as well as the institutional framework necessary for the successful implementation of all aspects of the legislation could be dealt with,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 16, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “The Government is firmly against acts of violence. This video is deeply disturbing and completely unacceptable. We cannot condone any act of gender-based or family violence; we cannot turn a blind eye,” “We will continue with our anti-gender-based violence campaign as we have to develop a mindset and practice in Jamaica that there is no excuse for abuse,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “As minister, I take this matter affecting you all very seriously. Therefore, 58 years after the Coral Gardens incident, the establishment of the Rastafari Elder Care Home has become a reality. One of the steps taken by the Andrew Holness Government of Jamaica, through your Member of Parliament, with me as your minister, Sister Barbara Blake Hanna and the rest of our team, is to pay reparation to the victims who survived the aftermath of that notorious blot of Jamaica's history,” “The setting up of the elders home to accommodate survivors was necessary, and we ensured that the funding was provided and that these funds were to be provided annually to deliver medical care, to deliver food, to deliver supervision of the elders home. And the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society will see to the management of the funds, the operation of the home and the care of the elderly. The work of the benevolent society is commendable” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I ask that they engage our men in dialogue as part of our collective effort to deal with these heinous acts. I beg to see influential men engaging weaker-minded men in conversation so that we can create communities of harmony and peace where our women and girls can live free from fear for their lives,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Many of our boys and men develop a toxic masculinity that often defines itself in violence and aggression against women and girls,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We must find solutions to this scourge among us. It must be all hands on deck. It is an issue of national security and justice and we must commend and support the actions of law enforcement in this matter. There is evidence that they are responding more rapidly and purposefully and we encourage them to not relent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have lost a Jamaican who truly cared about our people and their well-being,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 29, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We know members of the public are eager for the finalisation...we are eager to deliver as well. We know that this Bill, when it becomes law, will deal a blow...and will hopefully act as a deterrent,” “Jamaica has been waiting on this Bill for a very long time. We are now coming to the end of the committee stage. We still have a lot of work left to do and I am happy we are moving at a very good pace,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 26, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “If horse racing is indeed the sport of kings, then Wayne wore his crown with distinction,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “With the passing of Peter Moodie, Snr, Jamaica has lost one who was totally dedicated to the development of his sport and his country. My heart goes out to his family, his friends, and all those involved in motor sports in general. May his soul rest in peace,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "His superb skills as a race car driver were matched only by his phenomenal knowledge of the workings of motor vehicles," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : "We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth," External link

dailynews-lk Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Bunny Wailer ) : "At the request of the family, I announce with deepest sadness, the passing of patriarch, brother, friend and Jamaican music icon, the great Bunny Wailer. Bunny Wailer, whose given name is Neville O'Riley Livingstone, passed away at 9am today at Andrew's Memorial Hospital in Kingston. We mourn the passing of this outstanding singer, songwriter and percussionist and celebrate his life and many accomplishments ... " External link

contactmusic Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : "We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange disse ( about Bunny Wailer ) : "Continuamos agradecidos pelo papel que Bunny Wailer desempenhou no desenvolvimento e popularidade da música reggae em todo o mundo" External link

atarde Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth," External link

dw-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : "We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth," External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Bunny Wailer ) : “We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of Reggae music across the world,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of reggae music across the world. We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh took reggae music to the four corners of the earth,” “What Bunny Wailer has done for reggae, as one of the pioneers and standard-bearers of our country’s music, lives on. Let us hold dear Bunny’s music, his memory, and his family. I ask that you remember his family, including his wider reggae family, in your prayers at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange disse ( about Bunny Wailer ) : "Continuamos agradecidos pelo papel que Bunny Wailer desempenhou no desenvolvimento e popularidade da música reggae em todo o mundo" External link

uai Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Bunny Wailer ) : "At the request of the family, I announce with deepest sadness, the passing of patriarch, brother, friend and Jamaican music icon, the great Bunny Wailer. Bunny Wailer, whose given name is Neville O'Riley Livingstone, passed away at 9am today at Andrew's Memorial Hospital in Kingston. We mourn the passing of this outstanding singer, songwriter and percussionist and celebrate his life and many accomplishments ... " External link

contactmusic Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Therefore, no one can take unilateral decisions to commence training or competition because the action of any person or organisation can directly impact the players and the country in general. I know these are difficult times, so let us work together to overcome the challenges,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:34:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “You will [also] qualify as an artiste ambassador. The artiste programme fosters access to participation in overseas entertainment activities once approved by the Entertainment Advisory Board and the Permanent Secretary,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange noted : “So let me categorically state, the duty free tools of trade (equipment) imported through the PIR…must be used in registered businesses for company applicants and for individual use only,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Words cannot express how I feel at this moment,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange wrote : “We are now in receipt of the application for hosting the training camp to commence tomorrow, February 6, 2021, which was dated February 4, 2021. Please note that training cannot commence without the approval of the director general, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), with the Ministry of Health and Wellness advising that there is no breach, and it is safe to resume. Therefore, there can be no training today or tomorrow and not until approval has been given” External link

stabroeknews Monday, February 8, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange wrote ( about Director General ) : “We are now in receipt of the application for hosting the training camp to commence tomorrow, February 6, 2021 which was dated February 4, 2021. Please note that training cannot commence without the approval of the Director General, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), with the Ministry of Health and Wellness advising that there is no breach and it is safe to resume. Therefore, there can be no training today or tomorrow and not until approval has been given” External link

jis Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Where there is a breach, we will take action,” External link

jamaica-star Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “All three ministries worked diligently on developing the arrangements for the resumption of sports and we continue to work on protocols for the safe reopening of the wider entertainment sector,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Under the Order, organisers of sports events must first send an application to the director of sports in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. We will review the application to see that it meets the requirements as outlined in this Order and transmit it to the director general of ODPEM (Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management). If the ODPEM is satisfied, after consultation with the Ministry of Health, that the venue is appropriate, and that sanitisation, mask-wearing and distancing protocols will be strictly observed, then the ODPEM will approve the application for the specific training and/or competition to take place at the specified place and time. This is the process and we all must follow this process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I emphasise that the process must be followed. Only one entity has the authority to give approval for sports events, including training sessions. Where there is a breach, we will take action. In this regard, we are looking into the circumstances surrounding the calling up of the JFF (Jamaica Football Federation) training camp in Mona,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Director General ) : “Under the Order, organisers of sports events must first send an application to the Director of Sports in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. We will review the application to see that it meets the requirements as outlined in this Order and transmit it to the Director General of ODPEM. If the ODPEM is satisfied, after consultation with the Ministry of Health, that the venue is appropriate, and that sanitisation, mask-wearing and distancing protocols will be strictly observed, then the ODPEM will approve the application for the specific training and/or competition to take place at the specified place and time. This is the process and we all must follow this process” External link

jis Friday, February 5, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am happy that this new Order has made provision for sporting events. We had been lobbying on behalf of sporting bodies to receive special exemptions for their events to take place. Now that the Order has made provision for sports events, I am asking those sports bodies including the JAAA, boxing, swimming and others to resubmit their applications — no longer asking for exemption, but to stage their events, including training sessions, under the provisions of this new Order. You can’t just resume training or hold a competition. You must follow the process and get approval” External link

jis Friday, February 5, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I emphasise that the process must be followed. Only one entity has the authority to give approval for sports events, including training sessions. Where there is a breach, we will take action. In this regard, we are looking into the circumstances surrounding the calling up of the JFF training camp in Mona,” External link

jis Friday, February 5, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange explained : “Provision has been made for the accommodation and meals of the mother and child for the next few days until I'm able to make permanent arrangements for them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, February 1, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange stated : “I offer my condolences to his family, friends and associates and to the The Gleaner family. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Ken Allen ) : “Even as we mourn his departure let us let us remember all that Ken did for the development of journalism in Jamaica and the Caribbean,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, January 25, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I was hoping he would have made a turn around, although his illness was one that was a great challenge. I continued to hope and pray for him,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I know the entire sports fraternity will miss him and they are mourning as well. Let us remember his family in our prayers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The United Nations, having declared the International Decade for People of African Descent, must leverage its global influence to create instruments that will encourage States to develop actions and activities focused on reparatory justice,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Bob Marley ) : “Rastafari has positioned Africa at the centre of Jamaican culture and reflecting on it all, Jamaica and Jamaicans have impacted global arts and liberation movements, including across the continent. We have promoted equal rights, justice and peace, and heralded by Bob Marley, the globally unifying concept in One Love,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Ronnie played a great role in the development of music in this country. He was one of the people behind the scenes who made things happen and changed the course of our culture. He will be missed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Luton Shelton ) : “I am really saddened at Luton's passing. I was hoping he would have made a turn around. Although his illness was one that was a great challenge, I continued to hope and pray for him,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Many of you are products of the CPTC. So you know on a personal level the impact that this agency has had on lives, especially for people who could not matriculate to university, but could get training at the CPTC to prepare them for rewarding careers. The CPTC must continue to improve lives and launch careers; and I am charging you with that responsibility,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I feel it deeply that we have lost yet another of our entertainers, Yvonne Sterling, who was bouncing back from hard times and had even re-started her recording careerm,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Sports are critical for physical and mental well-being and must be considered as part of the approach to improving the wellness of Jamaicans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We will promote strategic interactions among the world creatives through our online university. In this way, we will expand the dialogue on the needs of the creative sector as we continue to position reggae among the world's most vibrant brands,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This year, as before, we [the ministry] have partnered with the leadership of Accompong to ensure that this event is given the prominence it deserves. I commend Colonel Ferron Williams and his team, and the many colonels who governed before, for maintaining this tradition of celebration over these many years,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 8, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “While we are unable to gather in our numbers, we are grateful that technology has allowed us to still participate in this very important commemoration and rituals of family and friendship,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This handing over of the bus is a symbol of the Government’s appreciation, and the Government’s recognition and respect of the Accompong community and all the maroon communities in Jamaica,” External link

jis Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “He was an unblemished patriot with a great passion for doing something extraordinary for Jamaica and there was no political divide in his embrace of his country. He had a genuine love of the Jamaican people and so he called everyone 'sweetheart' which also underlined the great sense of humour for which he was known,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:15:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Cultural Organization ) : "For the first time this year, Finland, Malta, Paraguay and Singapore had inscriptions on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, which now feature elements from a total of 131 States," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Cultural Organization ) : "For the first time this year, Finland, Malta, Paraguay and Singapore had inscriptions on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, which now feature elements from a total of 131 States," External link

sinacom-en Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am really excited about Main Street and the concept because what it has done is to highlight what Jamaica is about— its music, its food and the great talent our artisans have. And what it has done is to bring all of this with brands of the world and to show that we can stand up and be a part of what the world is all about. Shopping is a major area for tourism and Destination Jamaica is one of the great brand; so it's great that Main Street has come about because it means that you can come here now and get the world's brands and you can also get what is Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 18, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “shopping is a major area for tourism and Destination Jamaica is one of the great brands” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 18, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Since the Inscription of Reggae in 2018, I instructed my technical committee that going forward, Jamaica should submit one or more of its cultural practices for inscription by UNESCO. Everyone would remember the worldwide celebrations after reggae was inscribed at the meeting in Mauritius. We are hoping for the same result with our file on revivalism,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 7, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am encouraging Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora to learn more about the process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 7, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange wrote : “On behalf of the Government and the people of Jamaica, I extend love and prayers to her Family and the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada, who continue to mourn her loss, but celebrate her memory and legacy,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It continues to be a major obstacle to the fulfilment of women’s and girls’ human rights and occurs worldwide, cutting across all generations, all nationalities, all communities and spheres of our societies, irrespective of age, ethnicity, disability, or other background,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "People will recall the ‘hand of God’ controversy and his personal struggle with substance abuse. But I want to focus on his skill that propelled him to make his international debut at age 17," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We must renew our commitment to ending domestic abuse. We must commit to stop using violence as a way to discipline our children. It's time we decide as a nation that we will stop beating our pickney," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We must end all acts of violence and abuse in our homes, in our communities and in our country. We have to focus on the homes and the communities, because most of the violence against women and girls takes place in the homes," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “The man boxed me in my face. It was real! Of course, the people on the bus took him on, and one man gave him a big thump for me. Whoever that man was, we should clap him,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “There is universality of women’s and girls’ experience in Jamaica, regardless of age, education, employment status, union status, or area of residence,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “For far too long, many victims have been left without recourse, forced to cower in shame and retreat to the halls of silence,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “Some gave their lives in service to this nation, trying to ensure our peace and security. Others contributed in their own humble and noble ways through… the arts, education, health, security, and many other walks of life. We will be bestowing national honors on some of these persons, and every single one is well deserved,” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We’re fine-tuning some protocols in terms of the operation — just to cross the T’s and dot the I’s. In the meantime, we’re ready; we can take in — I would call them clients — and take care of a family. We actually have most of the rooms ready. There are just two unfurnished rooms” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “I am delighted to be here with Minister Grange today at this the first of several nationally funded women’s shelters. We all recognize, Canada in particular, the importance of having safe spaces for women and their families. We have seen that the covid-19 pandemic has put additional pressures on families as they are in isolation and none too soon this is a timely undertaking and I’m heartened to see that it has the space and the capacity to be able to welcome women and their families…” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “So we can do with television sets and bunk beds and desks, toys for the kids and so on. We have studio facilities and we have one-bedroom facilities. The rooms are very spacious so we can in fact accommodate a family in an apartment,” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Trelawny boasts an inspiring history of resilience dating back to its inception in the 17th century. This parish has given so much to Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 19, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Andrew Holness ) : "I have received the approval of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to proceed with plans for the interment of Toots Hibbert in National Heroes Park. I deeply appreciate the consideration of the Hyatt family in this matter. Toots is without question one of the pioneers of reggae music. He has even been credited with giving the genre its name. He is a national treasure whose humble demeanour and affable personality belied his towering global stature. Interment in National Heroes Park will suitably memorialise his contribution to Jamaica and reignite the unity in his family, among his peers and his fans which is required at this time," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We’re fine-tuning some protocols in terms of the operation — just to cross the T’s and dot the I’s. In the meantime, we’re ready; we can take in — I would call them clients — and take care of a family. We actually have most of the rooms ready. There are just two unfurnished rooms,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “These awards have come to Lorna within her final months of service as Poet Laureate of Jamaica. These accolades follow three years of selfless service to the youth of Jamaica through the envisioning and implementation of meaningful programmes,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 12, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Duke Reid ) : “He would strike up some very interesting conversations about music. And one of his most impressive assets was the vast knowledge he had of the music. He was right there in the thick of things in the early days of the evolution of the Jamaican music art form and was always eager to tell his versions of the many duels between producers like Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid and how the music emerged from those testy days to where it is now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange noted : “He had a massive influence on the UK reggae scene,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It is retrofitted to facilitate able-bodied athletes, athletes with disabilities, and paralympians — so we cover the wide spectrum of the constituents that we have to serve,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "Shelters provide protection, services and resources that enable women who have experienced abuse and their children to recover..., to rebuild self-esteem and to take steps to regain a self-determined and independent life," External link

trust Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The virtual street dance is to compensate for the absence this year of the annual street parties in major towns across the island due to the reality of COVID-19,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Their input can make a difference. I use this opportunity to remind the public that the Bill is proposing to deal with conduct in the workplace, institutions and tenant-landlord interactions, such as physical contact of a sexual nature, a demand or request for sex or favours of a sexual nature, the making of sexual suggestions, remarks or innuendos, the showing of pornography or the display of images or objects of a sexual nature and any other physical, gestural, verbal or non-verbal or visual conduct of a sexual nature,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 17, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We also have a responsibility here; we need to put money into a public education programme to change attitudes and to change the culture. We have to invest in making people more aware and to sensitise the public to get into communities and make them understand that your behaviour needs adjusting,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 29, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “The Government understands that peaceful protests, robust public debate, and even the changing of symbols are part of a process that every generation must go through in defining ourselves as a race and a nation of people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “The Government understands that peaceful protests, robust public debate, and even the changing of symbols are part of a process that every generation must go through in defining ourselves as a race and a nation of people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I found her to be a rather pleasant person who had time for light-hearted moments and humour. I consider her death untimely as I am convinced she had much more to contribute to her country and the region. We are certainly grateful for a life that was distinguished by service to country and region,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “I hail her contribution as a true gender champion, having led the charge as Head of UN Women, Multi-Caribbean Office. On behalf of the government, I extend deepest condolences to her immediate and extended families, including our family in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport” External link

jis Monday, June 1, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “rather not be treated just to buy a couple more days and suffer the indignity of what the treatment would do to him. He would rather just go naturally because he is ready” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I was one of them, and I felt very honoured when he reached out to me two weeks ago,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are now up to 60 million dollars in collection and pledges. We have collected most of what has been pledged and today, KFC have delivered their cheque to us” External link

jis Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “I am really happy to see how Corporate Jamaica and the Jamaica Diaspora have contributed tremendously to this effort,” External link

jis Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “A number of Jamaica artistes came on board and continue to give support,” External link

jis Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s not only about the money,” “It’s also about sharing with others the inspiration that will come from the performances that we will see as we stand together in this time” External link

jis Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are now up to 60 million dollars in collection and pledges. We have collected most of what has been pledged and today, KFC ha[s] delivered their cheque to us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s not only about the money,” “It’s also about sharing with others the inspiration that will come from the performances that we will see as we stand together in this time” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “A number of Jamaica artistes came on board and continue to give support,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “small and social distanced team, taking all the safety precautions that will work to clean up, fix up and plant around the statues of the two National Heroes on Monday,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 22, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Jamaicans will be asked to use Labour Day to clean up, paint up and fix up their own home environments” External link

jis Monday, May 11, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Jamaicans will be asked to use Labour Day to clean up, paint up and fix up their own home environments” External link

jis Monday, May 11, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Millie Small will forever be remembered as one of Jamaica’s great music icons. Under the guidance of legendary producer Chris Blackwell, she brought Jamaican music to the world, with ‘My Boy Lollipop’ getting to number two on the US and UK charts in 1964 and selling seven million copies. I recall spending time with Millie when I accompanied the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga on a visit to Island Records in the UK," Grange said. She continued: Millie’s story is one of resilience and the strength of the human spirit. She took the sweet with the bitter as she navigated the music industry at a time when Jamaican music and Jamaican female artistes were still new concepts to the world. Jamaica will remain eternally grateful to Millie Small as she paved the way for Ska to explode on the world scene through numerous television appearances around the world, including the BBC’s Top of the Pops. Her unique sound attracted audiences around the world and turned attention on Jamaican music, which allowed other genres to break through internationally” External link

jamaica-star Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have provided funding in the amount of $6 million to the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society to run an interim care home for four of the survivors who need special care. We are moving to finalise an arrangement with the Benevolent Society for the management of the care home over the next five years, with the aim of establishing a permanent facility for aged survivors. I continue to thank the Benevolent Society, Food for the Poor, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and our Cultural Liaison on Rastafari Affairs, Mrs Barbara Blake Hannah for all that they continue to do for the survivors,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m inviting other Jamaican singers, songwriters, musicians, artistes to contribute artefacts and items to the Jamaica Music Museum,” External link

repeatingislands Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange says : “the closure of the facilities is a necessary precaution in the national effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep people safe” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange explained : “It is a massive disappointment. We are all disappointed because it is very painful for me, but when you think of reducing the risk, then that is more important than ­fulfilling our wish to have a ­fantastic Boys and Girls’ Championships,” “I just want to say to the athletes that it is in their best interest and I know how disappointed they are, and I am disappointed, too, but they should continue to remain focused” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m really very happy to welcome Koffee home after she made history as the first female solo Reggae artiste to win the Grammy. I’m as excited as when I was Shabba Ranks’ manager and we won the Grammy. I feel so good about Koffee’s success” External link

jis Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m really very happy to welcome Koffee home after she made history as the first female solo Reggae artiste to win the Grammy. I’m as excited as when I was Shabba Ranks’ manager and we won the Grammy. I feel so good about Koffee’s success” External link

jis Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “She performed for Usain Bolt and, for the first time, had major exposure at the national level [and] the rest is history. She has just moved from success to success and what is so beautiful about her — she’s young, she’s bright, and she’s humble,” External link

jis Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I welcome this competition as another important activity that helps our young people to gain the confidence to also try and make a significant impact on Jamaica and the world,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “I am very sad to receive news of Barry Moncrieffe’s passing, only a few weeks after we celebrated his 78th birthday at the end of December. Uncle Barry, as many of us called him, was one of the foremost figures in dance in Jamaica," said Grange. She pointed out that he gave 55 years of unbroken service to the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica through various roles as dancer, choreographer and artistic director. He was a central figure in establishing and developing the artistic style and sustainability of the company. Moncrieffe also served as an outstanding dance teacher at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and has been a role model for and an inspiration to several of Jamaica’s outstanding dancers. He was also involved in the fashion industry and was famous for mixing black, white and red to create stunning pieces. " I offer sincerest condolences to his family, his friends and his colleagues,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Too often, these situations results in acts of violence and are often life-threatening and rob our families of hardworking and productive community members,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “As we know, dengue is a serious disease that has the potential to affect every constituency, every community, every school, every home, and every person. Therefore, it is critical that all of us, each member of parliament, each councillor, every individual get involved in efforts to find and destroy the mosquitoes that transmit dengue,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are looking at all the important dates, all the important treaties, all the important and significant occurrences to ensure that they are commemorated in a big way and to also ensure that whatever needed to have been done [and] that where administrations over the years have been tardy in doing, we will ensure that those things are corrected,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have brought your girl home. We had to make you see her, live and in person,” External link

jis Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We will build out a new nursery and it will be called the Toni-Ann Singh Nursery. We will make a more detailed announcement, but we just want to say to you that it will be done and it will be done soonest,” External link

jis Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We will build out a new nursery, and it will be the Toni-Ann Singh Nursery. We will make a more detailed announcement, but I just want to say to you that it will be done. And it will be done soonest!” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “She is an outstanding young woman with a wonderful personality, a beautiful soul, and extraordinary talent. She represented Jamaica so well during this competition and now we all have an amazing new Miss World. Toni-Ann is clearly the best choice,” “We are all walking on air, especially the girls at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation location in St Thomas — Toni-Ann is so passionate about her parish and women’s issues — and she has been working with us at the Ministry to make a difference in the lives of the young girls who attend the Centre” External link

caribbean360 Friday, December 20, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We [the Government] acknowledge that for 56 years, you, our Rastafarian brothers and sisters, have lived with the physical, psychological and emotional scars of that incident at Coral Gardens and the atrocities that you experienced over the years, so we are taking steps to change that,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The Government’s focus on the agenda of decent work for household workers is critical. It is central to the improvement of working conditions of household workers,” External link

jis Friday, December 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The Government’s focus on the agenda of decent work for household workers is critical. It is central to the improvement of working conditions of household workers,” External link

jis Friday, December 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange stated : “We have a new Miss World and she is Jamaica's own Toni-Ann Singh, from St Thomas. To be specific, Bath, St Thomas. We must repeat her nationality for the benefit of some members of the foreign media – truly Jamaican,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Toni-Ann has proven herself to be an exceptional ambassador for our country...we all look forward to her journey as the new Miss World, and we know she will be phenomenal,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Julia Morley ) : “The initial response from Mrs Morley was that she had a very tight schedule and it would be unlikely before sometime in January. But after discussions, many late night discussions, we all agreed that Miss World should return home for a brief visit organised by the Government of Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We know she will be phenomenal,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “She is an outstanding young woman with a wonderful personality, a beautiful soul, and extraordinary talent. She represented Jamaica so well during this competition and now we all have an amazing new Miss World. Toni-Ann is clearly the best choice,” “We are all walking on air, especially the girls at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation location in St Thomas — Toni-Ann is so passionate about her parish and women’s issues — and she has been working with us at the Ministry to make a difference in the lives of the young girls who attend the Centre” External link

repeatingislands Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Gleaner ) : “We are all walking on air, especially the girls at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation location in St Thomas. Toni-Ann is so passionate about her parish and women’s issues, and she has been working with us at the ministry to make a difference in the lives of the young girls who attend the centre. We look forward to her year as Miss World and continue to surround her with our love,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are all walking on air, especially the girls at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation location in St Thomas. Toni-Ann is so passionate about her parish and women’s issues, and she has been working with us at the ministry to make a difference in the lives of the young girls who attend the centre. We look forward to her year as Miss World and continue to surround her with our love,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “By utilising fences, buildings, and public spaces in and around downtown. A wall has been identified along Temple Lane and is earmarked for painting, which we expect to commence shortly. We already have the design concept and will commission a mural in a matter of days, hopefully, in time for the season,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 13, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The aim is to invite them to commission pieces of art along the perimeter wall to represent our friendship and cooperation. The KSAMC and my ministry will conduct the necessary work to get sections rendered and primed for painting. Corporate sponsors will be asked to partner with us on the new downtown Kingston,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 13, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s a farming community and a community that is really not occupied by gangs and the persons who became victims are innocent people, so it’s a really heartbreaking situation for us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Make her proud, make Jamaica proud. I will ensure that a special monument be established in her memory,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “We empathise and we feel upset when heartless, callous, horrific, and brutal attacks are committed against women and girls everywhere. However, we can help every woman who is suffering and help to prevent it from happening again,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The children are doing well at their new school. She is getting ready to relaunch her career, and the violence and despair that they knew has been replaced with peace and hope,” “That woman and her children represent one of several whom have dealt with in the last year. We have moved several women and children out of violent situations and are helping them to rebuild their lives” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Paul’s role in the development of the Jamaican theatre was invaluable,” “He gave his all each time, whether in the role of writer, actor, director or producer. We must never forget his contribution and the characters that he’s left with us” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “I believe this will serve as an effective deterrent,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr Speaker, we are moving to end that, and it’s gender neutral, so the men don’t have to worry,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am in full support of the proposal to amend the law to make it quite clear that no means no even in a marriage,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “I believe this will serve as an effective deterrent,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr Speaker, we are moving to end that, and it’s gender neutral, so the men don’t have to worry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am in full support of the proposal to amend the law to make it quite clear that no means no even in a marriage,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “With his passing, we have lost a giant of the creative industries,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange stated : “It has come to my attention that items of clothing printed with national symbols and emblems are being offered for sale online,” “We neither received a request for nor did we give permission for our national symbols and emblems to be used for a commercial manner or otherwise. I have since requested that the items be withdrawn and the vendor has agreed to do so” External link

nationnews Friday, October 25, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Kanye West ) : “It has come to my attention that items of clothing printed with national symbols and emblems are being offered for sale online. I noticed Kanye West and members of his choir wearing similarly emblazoned items during their special performance in Kingston last night, but I was not aware at the time that the costumes were being sold online,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 21, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Kanye West ) : “I noticed Kanye West and members of his choir wearing similarly emblazoned items during their special performance in Kingston last night, but I was not aware at the time that the costumes were being sold online,” “We neither received a request for nor did we give permission for our national symbols and emblems to be used for a commercial manner or otherwise. I have since requested that the items be withdrawn, and the vendor has agreed to do so” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Kanye West ) : “It is at no cost to the Jamaican government or the Ministry and Jamaica is benefiting,” “Kanye West is paying for absolutely everything and will be spending over one million US dollars for this event in Jamaica. They’ve covered their own air charter and local hotel accommodation. They’re spending a substantial amount on technical services to be provided by local suppliers; a large number of Jamaicans will be hired to treat with the production. And the facilities that we are providing that are to be paid for will be covered by Kanye West,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I really want to reassure the public that we are doing everything humanly possible to minimise any inconvenience they may experience,” “I want to thank the public for their consideration and patience. Let us welcome another group of visitors to our country because we are open for business,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I think it was a very good showing by Jamaica and we must congratulate and encourage all members of the team who represented our country with such heart, determination, courage and dignity,” External link

jis Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I think it was a very good showing by Jamaica and we must congratulate and encourage all members of the team who represented our country with such heart, determination, courage and dignity,” External link

jis Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Jamaica athletes won 12 medals across disciplines on the track and in the field and I’m very proud of our performances. There were disappointments and setbacks, but we also witnessed awesome achievements on which we will continue to build. I congratulate each member of the team, including the coaching and support staff, for a job well done” External link

jis Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We've been in discussion with Veronica and the sculptor, Basil Watson, about the design, but today when Veronica saw the maquette she said, 'Yes, this is it!'. She loves it," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We started Miss Lou’s centenary celebrations on Sunday, September 1, with a moving and uplifting cultural church service at the Coke Memorial Methodist Church, downtown Kingston, which also marked the beginning of the 100 days of celebration for this revered cultural icon,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Persons who were looking forward to celebrating Miss Lou this weekend at the Aunty Roachy Festival are being asked to join us at Saturday’s birthday gathering and Sunday’s renaming event, both of which promise a memorable cultural showcase for patrons to enjoy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Miss Lou devoted her life to restore and redeem the language of the mass of the people. Amid great criticism from the well-to-do who ruled the society, Miss Lou almost single-handedly brought confidence and respect to our Jamaican language” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Today, we begin our hundred days’ celebration of legacy. In this celebration, I am appealing to the Church and to our seniors to bring knowledge of Miss Lou and her achievements to our children and young people. It is a part of the heritage transfer expected of the people of God that we should find ways to ensure that generations to come and those still unborn are brought to knowledge of their ­culture and heritage by those of us who know the stories of our past. When we fail to do so, our society crumbles into disrepair because of ignorance. It is the responsibility of the older generations to transfer the knowledge of our past to later generations. In all this, the Church must play a role,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I will sit with members of the industry and together we will come up with the best response to the devastation in the Bahamas,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “Dr Baugh was one of those individuals who could stand above the fray; a real statesman. He never got caught up in partisan politics, although he was firmly a Jamaica Labour Party man. He was able to reach out to others and to ensure that there was a good relationship between both sides of the House. And in his everyday life, he cared for so many regardless of politics,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, September 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I have requested a copy of the report, which I will discuss with the chairman of the National Honours Committee and the prime minister,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 19, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “They are not even on display,” External link

iran-daily Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Gleaner ) : “They are not even on display,” “They are priceless, they are significant to the story of Jamaica and they belong to the people of Jamaica ” External link

repeatingislands Thursday, August 8, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “They are not even on display,” External link

presstv Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Marcus Garvey ) : “He still is an inspiration and so his legacy lives on, and as we launch the UN-declared International Decade for People of African Descent, we see that as part of Marcus Garvey's legacy. We will continue to pay tribute, we will continue to promote his name and his work, and we will continue to honour him” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Once again, Jamaica has much to celebrate in sport and our achievements outside of track and field continues to be encouraging,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This contest remains the most viable platform for our culturally aware young women to get exposure. The contest focuses on the strong qualities of the individuals and pulls out the very best and brightest of Jamaican women,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This year, the gala will serve as the start of our observation of the decade for people of African descent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “For this year's gala, we were allocated $85 million compared to last year, which was $77 million,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “So if you are a comedian you can compete, if you are a pop dancer you can compete, if you are a DJ or you are a singer you can compete,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 29, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This year, on September 7, we will celebrate the centenary of our beloved Miss Lou. [She] will be celebrated as social commentator, poet, and advocate, and in particular, as chief exponent and proponent of the Jamaican language,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This will have implication for how patois is positioned in social and official discourse,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Reggae’s contribution to Jamaica’s revenue and global competitiveness has been documented but not shared enough. I hope the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Reggae Studies will contribute to that body of knowledge which speaks to the outstanding economic contribution of reggae music to the global creative economy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The celebration of Sports and Reggae in a festival is phenomenal because it blends two elements of Jamaica’s creative genius into one activity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr President, this is a tranquil and beautiful place, but it has been a site of mutinies, invasions, forced labour, war, murder, industrial sugar production, and mass enslavement. Importantly, too, this place has been the site of freedom regained. Here is the site of rest for our ancestors to whom we pay homage today,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, June 17, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “We planned that some of us Jamaicans will be there at Panafest in August and the other events that are planned. We now meet each other in better times, celebrating our common heritage. Today we are honoured by your visit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr President, we welcome you as a member of our family, separated from us through the many years of the transatlantic trade of Africans. We are happy that you also see us as a family. We commend you for extending the hand of welcome to all of us, particularly in this the 'Year of Return',” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr President, this is a tranquil and beautiful place, but it has been a site of mutinies, invasions, forced labour, war, murder, industrial sugar production, and mass enslavement. Importantly, too, this place has been the site of freedom regained. Here is the site of rest for our ancestors to whom we pay homage today,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Edward Seaga ) : “Wednesday will be nine days since the transition of Mr Seaga and, as you all know, our tradition is to observe the ninth night,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange says ( about Edward Seaga ) : “each Jamaican can celebrate Mr Seaga's life and contribution through musical or other cultural expressions, candle light services, prayer vigils, church services, sports or any community activity that provides safe spaces for residents to come together and reflect” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It was a difficult decision to make, but the family wanted the service to be held in a church, and so we will just have to make appropriate arrangements to accommodate as many persons as we can inside the church and outside of the church” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We haven't fine-tuned the order of service yet, but it's ecumenical,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “On Sunday, June 16, as you all know, Mr Seaga was very much involved in sports and he was the president of the Tivoli Football Club and the chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association, so there will be a football tribute to him at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex. This will be the Tivoli Gardens Invitational versus the Premier League All-Stars,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Edward Seaga ) : “I'm encouraging Jamaicans from all walks of life and Jamaicans across the island to have their own 'nine night' and their own 'set-up' in tribute to the Most Honourable Edward Seaga,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Edward Seaga ) : “Some people make such a telling impact on people, communities and countries — and Edward Seaga was one of them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “More than 700 projects have already been registered with the National Labour Day Secretariat. We're still receiving registration forms, so we expect the number to increase,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange stated : “We are making this investment in our people because we believe that it is important to provide those who have a passion for the arts with the space and opportunity to pursue their goals. Cultural development plays an integral part in national development and it is our duty to see that development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “If you are the singer and songwriter, you will take home $2 million,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Brand Jamaica ) : “Bar Academy goes to the heart of what needs to happen for Jamaica if we are to attain sustainable prosperity for all of our people. This programme offers the support young people need to achieve personal development, social mobility and economic advancement,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “You have my commitment to work in partnership with my colleague Ministers to provide you with the necessary support, to inspire courage and hope as you take on this brave challenge of being GAP Ambassadors in your respective educational institutions,” External link

jis Monday, May 13, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “If these allegations are true, they are unacceptable and an affront to justice and the peaceful ‘livity’ that we all desire,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “If these allegations are true, they are unacceptable and an affront to justice and the peaceful 'livity' that we all desire; they should be condemned in the strongest manner and the perpetrators left to face the consequences,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added ( about Horace Chan ) : “Many Jamaicans, including members of the Rastafari community, share my concern about these allegations and are anxious for us to get to the bottom of what happened. I have been in touch with my colleague Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, on the matter and I welcome the quick intervention of the Commissioner of Police to order an immediate investigation,” “I have also spoken with JahDore and assured him of Government's commitment to investigate and take appropriate action where necessary. I also assured him of my respect for and commitment to the Rastafari community and its beliefs and will fight any act to deprive Rastas of their rights” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange commented : “It is really sad and doleful that we will never again get the opportunity to see this young dynamo sprint towards the finish line. She was a promising young sprinter. But more than that, she was a child with immense potential,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This is the band of citizens that we target this year and our focus is on their safety and security. They are among the most vulnerable among us, and local international laws and conventions require that they be protected, their rights safeguarded and their future assured through the laws, policies and programmes that we put in place,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Translated this means that all of us must come together and ensure that our children are safe and secure. This is a responsibility that we must take very seriously. Collectively we must assure them safe passage as they journey to adulthood and national productivity,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “Fitzroy Gordon achieved so much and made such a remarkable difference in the lives of so many people. I was always impressed by the way he dedicated his life to helping people, especially expatriates from Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean, promoting our culture and traditions, and giving a real voice to Black issues through G98.7fm” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I believe this new requirement will help us to bring about greater accountability — which is something that we all desire,” “Greater accountability will also make local federations more attractive to private sector sponsors. There is no downside to having greater accountability” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange declared : “There is a saying, 'don't spare the rod and spoil the child,' but, ladies and gentlemen, I believe we should in our new socialisation of our children, banish corporal punishment from our culture,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I know there is no quick fix. There is no silver bullet. There is no magic wand. But we are in a crisis; and our people are impatient for action. We can study all we want. We can research all we want. We can have policy documents all we want. But if we don't ensure that we move it from there to the next stage we would be just spinning our wheels, speaking to ourselves and not being able to get to where we really can solve the problem,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Let us remember the victims and their families in our prayers at this time. We are grateful to the neighbours who called the police this morning — that intervention might have saved this woman's life,” “But we can do more as a society to intervene and end the violence. If you know that someone is being abused, please do not remain silent. Do not look the other way. Call the police. Your intervention could save lives” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told ( about Jimmy Cliff ) : “I would like to see a statue of Jimmy Cliff in the heart of the city (Montego Bay). We have commissioned statues and mounted statues of our athletes. We started in treating with our culture, a statue of Louise Bennett and so there will be many more statues to come,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange remarked ( about Jimmy Cliff ) : “Today, this afternoon, tonight belongs to Jimmy Cliff. Ska and reggae and other genres, the musician of Jamaica, who is the product of the various genres of Jamaican music ... a player of several instruments, singer, an actor, star of stage and screen and more than anything else, one of Jamaica's greatest poets as a songwriter,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Dorraine’s work on radio and television has been outstanding, and her contribution to Jamaican media has been exceptional. I am very sad to hear of her ­passing. This feels like the loss of a ­member of the family. I believe that is how many Jamaicans saw Dorraine – she was like family, and we admired, appreciated and loved her. We share this great loss with Dorraine’s family and colleagues, and I ask that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This feels like the loss of a member of the family. I believe that is how many Jamaicans saw Dorraine — she was like family and we admired, appreciated and loved her. We share this great loss with Dorraine's family and colleagues and I ask that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Dorraine's work on radio and television has been outstanding and her contribution to Jamaican media has been exceptional. I am very sad to hear of her passing. This feels like the loss a member of the family. I believe that is how many Jamaicans saw Dorraine — she was like family and we admired, appreciated and loved her. We share this great loss with Dorraine's family and colleagues and I ask that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The Board of the SDF in preparing its development plan identified a problem – the performance of our athletes in the hurdles is outstanding but participation is not widespread – Jamaica is excelling in the hurdles at the international level, yet only a minority of our schools participate in the discipline at Champs. The conclusion was that if the pool were wider then we could be even more dominant,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “That is why we decided to partner with Hardware and Lumber in the distribution of grants,” “Our research shows that Hardware and Lumber provides the products and services that our grant recipients need. And so each of the 50 grant recipients from the Economic Opportunities Workshops in Accompong now has $25,000 credit at Hardware and Lumber which they can use to buy raw material and equipment for their businesses at H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro Business” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Our research shows that Hardware and Lumber provides the products and services that our grant recipients need. And so each of the 50 grant recipients from the economic opportunities workshops in Accompong now have $25,000 credit at Hardware and Lumber which they can use to buy raw material and equipment for their businesses at H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro Business,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Many Jamaicans associate intangible cultural heritage with the rural areas and of a past era when our elders would transmit to us knowledge about plants, Anansi stories, duppies and how to make the best run dung. This workshop, will, however, for the first time, examine what intangible cultural heritage exists within an urban space. The fact that Jamaica and Kingston in particular was selected for this pilot is a signal from UNESCO of the respect it has for the island's culture and cultural elements,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It will provide a safe-haven for women who need rescue due to the threat of gender-based violence and will provide counselling, psycho-social support and skills training to victims of gender-based violence, their children as well as survivors of intimate partner and others forms of domestic violence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am very sad at the passing of Dr Cynthia Thompson. On this day when we celebrated our women and their achievement, Cynthia Thompson was in our hearts,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Over the course of her remarkable, long and successful life, this wonderful woman served us in many ways. She came to prominence as a trailblazer in women's sport when she represented Jamaica at the 1948 Olympics and made the finals of the 100 metres. She finished 6th, but she won a bigger prize — that of inspiring countless Jamaica athletes who followed that they could do as much and more,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “They ensure that we maintain standards and that at no time we fall below what is necessary to ensure that we are of a World Heritage status,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 1, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The news of Aston’s passing on this Jamaica Day is a blow for us all,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The film side of Reggae doesn't get mentioned that often and this is mainly due to the fact there is very little early footage which is easily accessible of the founding Reggae musicians. Most of the footage that does exist is scattered across the globe in archives and private collections and is often difficult and costly to access,” “A music as important as Reggae needs to have its film history documented and preserved for future generations so that they can appreciate and have a good understanding of the music and the people who created it. Many Reggae legends have never been seen on film, some people will know their music but will have only ever seen photos of the artist, so to have moving images of them at work is of great importance” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It is with a heavy heart that I learnt of Bunny Brown's passing. He was an ambassador for our music for 50 years. At this time when we celebrate Reggae Month and the pioneers of our music, we must remember and honour Bunny Brown's contribution,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Jamaica looks forward to a successful Year of Return and we will work with Ghana towards a successful year. Jamaica observes the International Decade of People of African Descent and so it is all very timely that we work together,” External link

repeatingislands Sunday, February 3, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “I believe that this special grant from the SDF will ease the pressure on both the clubs and the PLCA and ensure that we have a successful league season,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added ( about Denis Brown ) : “It is also significant that we host this major opening event in Kingston, the UNESCO Creative City of Music. This street party will allow Jamaicans from all walks of life to come out to celebrate together — something Dennis would have wanted,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 1, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It was a major step for us and our music which is our heartbeat and our lifestyle,” “It is an achievement for reggae music to be formally recognised and for that it is my pleasure to participate and share in the launch of Reggae Month this year” External link

repeatingislands Monday, January 28, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We want to ensure that our athletes are playing clean and fair,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 25, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission ) : “I am confident that Jamaica will be ranked compliant, however, in order for Jamaica to be successful, there has to be the collaborative effort of all entities and stakeholders in the fight against doping in sport,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 25, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Edmund Bartlett ) : “The inscription of the Reggae Music of Jamaica to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list makes it even more urgent for us to intensify our work on the Jamaica Music Museum as a major resource in promoting and preserving our music, and this support from Minister Bartlett will go a far way in helping us to establish, in a short period of time, a museum befitting Reggae’s global status. This is a great example of Ministers, Ministries and Agencies working together for the benefit of the people of Jamaica. It goes to show that when you put us [Minister Bartlett and I] together, nobody can beat us” External link

jis Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange alisema ( about Bob Marley ) : "Kokote uendake ukisema unatoka Jamaica, wanakujibu 'Bob Marley,'" External link

mwananchi Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “I am in discussions with the Tallawahs and hope to find a way to give some support as I stretch the little that we have,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, January 18, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “When I hear about cases such as Sakima's, it pains my heart and I would like him to know that we are praying for his full recovery. More than that, already we have decided to provide Sakima with $1 million to help him to meet his medical expenses. The ministry is in close contact with the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control as we seek to find out what further assistance we could give,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The ministry has constantly called for sporting associations to join the plan to insure national athletes or those in development squads preparing to represent Jamaica. I make the appeal, persons in my ministry make the appeal, but still there are many eligible athletes who have not been registered,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Troy Caine ) : "Our work, not only at the National Library but right across the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, benefited tremendously from Troy's analytical mind and his sense of and understanding of history," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange explained ( about Sam Sharpe ) : "Ours is not the desire to take over the project, but to give it a home where it can be sufficiently nurtured and measured for greater impact on the national Jamaican community. We are committed to heightening the national awareness of the contribution of Sam Sharpe and his band of followers for the freedoms we experience and take so much for granted in modern Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:20:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “But Dionne was a fine performer in her discipline of sprint hurdling, so we celebrate her life and contribution to Jamaica's track and field,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:14:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “West Indies cricket, the men’s game, is into a time of intense difficulty and a proud part of our heritage — our cricket — is in danger. And it needs protection,” External link

thevoiceslu Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:08:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The Reggae Girlz are a motivating force and offer a good message for you. [Qualifying for the World Cup] was not easy for them. Just the training and being disciplined to reach where they have reached should be an example to you that regardless of the challenges, you can achieve,” “You must also see yourself achieving and becoming as great as the Reggae Girlz in your own way, no matter what the challenges,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:06:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Foster College ) : “The motorcade will go through the Corporate Area. It will go into St Catherine. One of the stops will be GC Foster (College of Physical Education and Sport). Two of the girls are from Arnett Gardens, so we're going to do something there. And we want to take them to western Jamaica” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I want them to feel very special,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 10, 2018 11:23:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "Protoje is another young reggae artiste making a significant mark on the music. We can all be proud [of] his achievements," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:10:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Youth is one of the priority areas of the Participation Programme and this grant will equip the Youth Advisory Committee and enhance the work of its programmes,” External link

jis Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:56:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “The Secretariat is moving to implement projects towards empowering youth at risk, including young boys between the ages of 5 and 18 who struggle academically; and teenage mothers who need to be steered towards the programmes of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation,” External link

jis Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:56:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This is not another campaign to sensitise people about the horrific effects of violence against women. This campaign is about behaviour change and destroying the conditions that enable, condone, ignore and treat violence against women as a normal part of life,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:05:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "The committee is set to reconvene shortly to review the recommendations and arrive at consensus regarding the way forward," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 8, 2017 9:53:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We are all beautiful. We must be proud of who we are and be confident in our skin," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:42:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It is exciting times for sport tourism,” “My Ministry has a major role to play in Jamaica capitalising to the fullest extent on this positive trend in the world in sport tourism. This nation has been blessed with athletes, coaches and other support personnel of the highest order. It behooves us, therefore, as Government, to provide the support through infrastructure and other facilities to enable us to turn potential into money; big money,” External link

jis Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Now, the Reggae Marathon and Half Marathon are increasingly becoming a drawing card for visitors who come to run and/or walk, and for visitors who come to be a part of the crowd and have fun. This is not surprising, as it has, undoubtedly, become Jamaica’s premier marathon event, recognised last year by the 100 Half Marathons Club of the United States as being among the Best Half Marathons of 2016,” External link

jis Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The unveiling is [set for] 5:30 on Friday (afternoon) …following that will be a reception in honour of our track and field athletes who went to the World Championships in August,” External link

jis Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Marcus Garvey ) : “We will have Dr Julius Garvey (son of National Hero Marcus Garvey) visiting during this period and there will be a run with athletes across the island to take the message of reparations to the people of Jamaica,” External link

jis Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It will allow for more Jamaicans being able to access a growing number of sites, cultural institutions such as museums and galleries, as well as cultural events. In a phrase, we are offering a passport to diverse cultural experiences!” External link

jis Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "The importance of synergies and integration is very clearly demonstrated at this conference," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We are guided by a policy that promotes the integration of sports in the national economy with the creation of globally competitive products and services, as well as the enhanced earnings of our athletes and associated industries," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange told : "We have to change that as we work to build Jamaica. In this mission, we cannot afford to overlook the economic potential of half of our country's population," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:17:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This Friday, September 1, we will as a nation officially recall the circumstances of the horrendous train accident which claimed close to 200 hundred lives,” External link

jis Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:34:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange adding : “it requires all of us to end the violence; we have to say what we know and help to convict the perpetrators. We have to become informers. We cannot stay silent” External link

jis Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:56:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange adding : “it requires all of us to end the violence; we have to say what we know and help to convict the perpetrators. We have to become informers. We cannot stay silent” External link

jis Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:56:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Usain has and will continue to cause us to walk with our heads held high as Jamaicans. In terms of his performance on the track, he’s had no equal and I’m very proud of and grateful for all that he’s done. He will forever be our champion” External link

jis Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:55:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added ( about Usain Bolt ) : "Usain has caused, and will continue to cause, us to walk with our heads held high as Jamaicans. In terms of his performance on the track, he's had no equal and I'm very proud of and grateful for all that he's done. He will forever be our champion" External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 6, 2017 8:39:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have to face the hard truth: this culture of silence empowers abusers and makes us all vulnerable. As a nation, as a country, we are failing each other especially our children and our women when we keep silent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:08:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The entertainers who came on stage are committed to going out there into the nook and cranny of Jamaica, to go into communities, to find the perpetrators, to speak to the men who are abusing women, and to speak to the women who abuse our men,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:08:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “World Heritage designation also presents opportunities for further promotion of existing tours and excursions and the creation of new cultural and tourism products for the public consumption,” External link

jis Monday, February 27, 2017 9:17:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added ( about Jimmy Cliff ) : “I must also praise Jimmy for his portrayal of the character Ivan in The Harder They Come, a performance of a lifetime and a role that everyone who has seen that film agrees was a stellar performance. Jimmy was able to make Ivan real, telling an authentic life story against the backdrop of the diversity of life in Jamaica, and giving a performance that made the movie become the legendary work of art it is acknowledged to be,” External link

jis Monday, February 27, 2017 5:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "These acts of brutality against our women and girls must stop. They are unacceptable and we must do all we can to ensure that the perpetrators are caught and punished under the law.." "The killing of Mrs Erroline Chin is the latest in a series of brutal acts of violence against women and girls in our country," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 13, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Since 2016 we have invested over $121 million in sport infrastructure development in schools and communities and we are committed to continue this work,” External link

jis Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Since 2016 we have invested over $121 million in sport infrastructure development in schools and communities and we are committed to continue this work,” External link

jis Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “We are aware that although there has been tremendous success in sport, many student athletes still lack modern facilities for training. This has always been a major concern for my Ministry and while the Government make every effort to address this issue primarily through special rehabilitation of playfields and other physical infrastructure projects, we know that much more needs to be done” External link

jis Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “But if I have anything to do with it, it won’t be [a one-off support],” External link

jis Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “But if I have anything to do with it, it won’t be [a one-off support],” External link

jis Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have to go out there and campaign for our women in sport, we have to pound the pavement, knock on doors and draw on our network of women in the private sector, our network of women in the media, and the network of women who are very active in sports. We are going to have to go out there and say to all those women, ‘please go out there and get the men to give us the support’” External link

jis Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “My lasting memory of Nambo is that he was very congenial and always willing to help younger entertainers. He was one who could defuse any tension that might arise,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Usain continues to set records on and off the track,” “He has now won the IAAF male athlete of the year title for a record six times – a most deserving award after his record setting performances at the Olympics in Rio. Congratulations Usain! We are proud of and continue to be inspired by you” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, December 4, 2016 1:27:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Commission ) : "I believe that this has a lot to do with the work of our team at the (Jamaica) National Commission as well as the quality of the projects that we were able to endorse for funding consideration this year," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 26, 2016 7:51:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We are all vulnerable and we each have a responsibility to end the violence," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This is heart-rending news. I join with the family, friends, classmates, teammates, coaches, and teachers of Ramsey. We should remember them in our thoughts and prayers. This is a difficult loss that nobody expected and we’re all shocked by it,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:54:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Alia Atkinson ) : “What a joy it is to receive this great news and to see the wonderful headline across the world — ‘Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson breaks world record’. We should add the word ‘again’ to that headline because Alia has done this before. Alia consistently brings glory to Jamaica and continues to be an inspiration to us all” External link

jis Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Brazil over many years has been an excellent sport partner, and with this new proposed agreement, we intend to broaden our relations and maximise the benefits in scholarships offered by Brazil and in other areas of development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:25:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “His passing today is both a shock and a blow. We will miss him dearly,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 24, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “In particular, there were some failings at Saturday’s event which have overshadowed what was otherwise seen as a well-produced event,” “As the minister, I express sincerest regrets for these shortcomings and going forward, to ensure the highest levels of planning and execution of these national events, I have asked for a review of our procedures and agreements and a review team is being put in place” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The feedback received indicates that our Olympic and Paralympic teams appreciated the celebratory events and the monetary awards, which represent mere tokens of the appreciation of a proud and grateful nation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Marcus Garvey ) : “It is time to clear Garvey’s name in America. Garvey’s actions were not criminal actions, but they were acts of liberation, with moral justification” External link

jis Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:21:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It will be a wonderful, Jamaican musical send off to one of the greats by several of our outstanding performers, who are themselves legends of our music — and they’ll be performing Prince Buster’s work,” External link

jis Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Marcus Garvey ) : “It is time to clear Garvey’s name in America. Garvey’s actions were not criminal actions, but they were acts of liberation, with moral justification” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "After 201 years, the Carta de Jamaica and the BolÌvarian principles remain relevant. " External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 23, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Chris Gayle ) : “Congratulations Chris! I am indeed happy that you decided to share your story with the world. For a very long time we’ve heard concerns from various quarters that we’re losing much of our heritage because we do not document our stories enough. When this happens, it’s often done by outside sources. We have to document our history in a way that will be accessible to future generations,” External link

jis Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:34:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Dominic James ) : “Like the rest of the country I am very sad to receive this news. No one expected this. Young Dominic, by all indications, had been doing well. He represented his school well. He was the captain. And had a very bright future. So this is quite a shock. All of Jamaica will mourn with his family and with his school at this time. We all must keep them in our prayers and in our hearts” External link

jis Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “All of Jamaica will mourn with his family and with his school at this time. We all must keep them in our prayers and in our hearts,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Our Paralympians did well in Rio. We had a very small team – just 3 athletes – they made quite the impact at the Games. Each member of the team gave of their best as they carried our flag high,” External link

jis Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Our Paralympians did well in Rio. We had a very small team just three athletes they made quite the impact at the Games. Each member of the team gave of their best as they carried our flag high,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Our Paralympians did well in Rio. We had a very small team just three athletes they made quite the impact at the Games. Each member of the team gave of their best as they carried our flag high,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:57:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “It is always a great recipe that uses three of our country’s best ingredients – sports, music and food,” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:27:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Usain Bolt represents the best of what is right with Jamaica and this is something we are very happy we can share with the world. Having this Tracks and Records establishment here in the resort town of Ocho Rios can only add marquee value to Jamaica’s entertainment offerings,” External link

jis Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:14:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We want to make art accessible to all our citizens – not just the privileged few. We want to find ways to increase visitorship to the National Gallery and other galleries across Jamaica. We want to see more investment in art education at all levels.” External link

jis Friday, September 16, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “It is always a great recipe that uses three of our country’s best ingredients – sports, music and food. But when we then add Usain Bolt and the beautiful Ocho Rios to the mix, then ‘everything sell off’” External link

jis Friday, September 16, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are happy that you used our colours, emblems and cultural goods to help us create that unique Jamaican festival feeling this year,” External link

jis Friday, September 16, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We look forward to more creative displays — even bigger next year as Jamaica celebrates 55 years of Independence,” External link

jis Friday, September 16, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We’re very delighted that these excellent projects have been selected for funding support by UNESCO. Each project addresses very important development issues and we are eager to see each of them succeed and contribute to national development,” External link

jis Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m so proud of Dana-Gaye! Making it to the Paralympic Games was no easy feat but she did it. And she promised that she would represent Jamaica well and do her best — and she has by recording her personal best. Jamaica’s athletes are still doing well in Rio and we must give them all the support,” External link

jis Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m so proud of Dana-Gaye! Making it to the Paralympic Games was no easy feat but she did it. And she promised that she would represent Jamaica well and do her best — and she has by recording her personal best. Jamaica’s athletes are still doing well in Rio and we must give them all the support” External link

jis Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Under the MOU, each party will pursue many significant activities, such as the promotion of artistic and cultural exchanges; the distribution and sharing of information and research; assistance to support professional development in culture and the arts and collaboration in the creation and protection of cultural content, amongst other very important activities” External link

jis Monday, September 12, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “However we have an opportunity to forge a special relationship with Chetumal,” “Chetumal is the gateway, it is the place where Reggae enters Mexico” External link

jis Monday, September 12, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This Reggae Festival is a clear demonstration of the extent to which the people of Mexico have embraced Jamaican culture; and it is an opportunity for our excellent musicians to extend their reach,” External link

jis Monday, September 12, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Elaine Thompson ) : “The Diamond League trophy to go with her Olympic triumphs completes a very good season for Elaine Thompson. She has worked hard and she has been performing well. She is deserving of every success. As a country we are very proud to have both Diamond League 100 metres champions and the women Diamond League 400 metres champion” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:47:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Elaine Thompson ) : “The Diamond League trophy to go with her Olympic triumphs completes a very good season for Elaine Thompson. She has worked hard and she has been performing well. She is deserving of every success. As a country we are very proud to have both Diamond League 100 metres champions and the women Diamond League 400 metres champion” External link

jis Saturday, September 10, 2016 3:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Shane Hudson ) : “What a great way to start these Paralympic Games with a season’s best effort from Alphanso in the javelin. Well done Alphanso and I look forward to Dana-Gaye and Shane competing in their respective events. Our athletes are giving of their best and we must always support them,” External link

jis Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s precisely when people write you off or write us off that we must rise. I want to say to the Reggae Boyz that even if you think people have written you off, this is when you must rise” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 7:21:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s precisely when people write you off or write us off that we must rise. I want to say to the Reggae Boyz that even if you think people have written you off, this is when you must rise” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 7:21:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Earlier this year, something remarkable happened. It was supposed to be impossible, yet it happened anyway,” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Wes Morgan ) : “At the centre of this impossible victory was one Wes Morgan of Jamaican roots,” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Wes Morgan ) : “It is really my pleasure to sit next to Wes Morgan and see that you choose to represent Jamaica rather than England — and it means a lot to us” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We started this project together, we stuck together and dealt with unforeseen challenges, and now because of everybody’s effort our students will have a wonderful environment in which to learn and play when classes resume,” External link

jis Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:55:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “If you have a project that you started on Labour Day that has not yet been completed, go and get it done. Doing that shows that we are responsible citizens who are committed to ensuring that our environment is clean,” “Anything that we start, we will finish” External link

jis Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:55:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Yes, the team has started working and we’re going over the proposals to ensure that we honour and celebrate the achievements of our Rio heroes in the most fitting way in October,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have a very competent core team and we’ll be able to co-opt additional talent and skills because our aims are clear: we want to ensure that the salute to our athletes mirrors their outstanding achievements; and that the programme of activities that we develop will serve to unite and inspire the whole country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Elaine Thompson ) : “Elaine Thompson is a top-class champion. She showed the world what she’s capable of in Rio by winning both sprint events and she continues to show her class by setting this meet record in the Diamond League. Elaine is an outstanding record-setter” External link

jis Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:59:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Yes the team has started working and we’re going over the proposals to ensure that we honour and celebrate the achievements of our Rio heroes in the most fitting way in October,” External link

jis Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:59:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have a very competent core team and we’ll be able to co-opt additional talent and skills because our aims are clear: we want to ensure that the salute to our athletes mirrors their outstanding achievements; and that the programme of activities that we develop will serve to unite and inspire the whole country,” External link

jis Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:59:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister49.01%EN12/10/201810/12/2018
culture minister11.92%EN12/10/201810/12/2018
sport minister10.60%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister of culture9.93%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
minister of sport1.32%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
minister of sports2.65%EN07/04/201704/07/2017
sports minister11.92%EN06/17/201717/06/2017
successor0.66%EN07/13/201613/07/2016
minister of education youth and information0.66%EN05/31/201631/05/2016
prime minister1.32%EN05/24/201624/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Olivia GrangeEN99.29%
Olivia GrangeFR0.47%
Olivia GrangePT0.24%
Olivia “ Babsy ” GrangeEN0.00%


 
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Olivia Grange said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “I am delighted to be here with Minister Grange today at this the first of several nationally funded women’s shelters. We all recognize, Canada in particular, the importance of having safe spaces for women and their families. We have seen that the covid-19 pandemic has put additional pressures on families as they are in isolation and none too soon this is a timely undertaking and I’m heartened to see that it has the space and the capacity to be able to welcome women and their families…” External link

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Olivia Grange said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “I am very sad to receive news of Barry Moncrieffe’s passing, only a few weeks after we celebrated his 78th birthday at the end of December. Uncle Barry, as many of us called him, was one of the foremost figures in dance in Jamaica," said Grange. She pointed out that he gave 55 years of unbroken service to the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica through various roles as dancer, choreographer and artistic director. He was a central figure in establishing and developing the artistic style and sustainability of the company. Moncrieffe also served as an outstanding dance teacher at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and has been a role model for and an inspiration to several of Jamaica’s outstanding dancers. He was also involved in the fashion industry and was famous for mixing black, white and red to create stunning pieces. " I offer sincerest condolences to his family, his friends and his colleagues,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Christopher Tufton said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “On the 24th, the 25th and the 26th of this month, Minister [of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange and all the rest of us [Government Ministers] will have a National Clean-up Day, in recognition of ridding the country of solid waste as part of the dengue eradication drive,” “We want all citizens of Jamaica to be a part of that. We want every homeowner to look around their yards, take out the solid waste, put them out front and we are going to be working with National Solid Waste Management Authority and all the other agencies to rid this country of solid waste, because solid waste is a major cause of the dengue crisis that we face,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “Minister Grange, the selections that you have curated here for us are excellent,” “Jamaica competed against 110 other countries, and when I look back at the competition they were all very beautiful and talented people, but there was something special about Toni-Ann. A sincerity, an honesty that exuded itself and a sense of purpose, and I believe that that is what determined [her] wearing the crown today” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Horace Chan added ( about Olivia Grange ) : “There is justification to getting that done, and as I say, while I am not the minister directly responsible, I think I do have some influence in the Cabinet, and I will work with [Culture] Minister [Olivia] Grange to see to what extent we can include the small farmers and the Rastafarian community, in particular, to participate efficiently in that industry because it would really be a major, major injustice if it don’t allow that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dr Chang said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “The agreement is to pay for the rent. As we proceed, we expect that shortly after Easter the brothers who need to be put in a home will settle in there and associated activities will be in place. I will personally follow up with Minister (Olivia) Grange to ensure that it is being put in place,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 22, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

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Olivia Grange said : “Winning all of their six matches, which were played against Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Venezuela and Argentina, was spectacular for the senior men's ice hockey team since they were playing together for the first time since 2019 owing to the 2020 competition being abandoned because of the COVID-19 pandemic” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It represents a major achievement in our response to the long-standing problem of domestic violence. These centres are strategically placed and will play a critical role in the delivery of service islandwide, to support the implementation of the national strategic action plan to eliminate gender-based violence in Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 11, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m so happy that the Bond film has now been released. I’m so happy because what it has done is showcase Jamaica in so many ways. The new Bond girl (Lashana Lynch) is of Jamaican heritage; it also featured another Jamaican actress, Naomi Harris; it featured the beauty of Jamaica; and it created employment for our crew in Jamaica in the various disciplines and skills that are necessary in making a film,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “You more than earned the right to be regarded as a son of the soil, your dedication to Jamaica's development was unwavering. I pledge that I will use my office and my personal fortitude to see that your goals are advanced in Jamaica's sport development programme. We will always cherish your memory and ensure that your legacy is promoted,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange explained : “So through the Sports Development Foundation we have made a quarter million dollars ($250,000) available to her to realise her dream and her objective,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It is my pleasure to make this presentation to her and I want to thank the SDF for being that agency that I can call on to provide funding,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “For members of the Entertainment, Cultural and Creative Industries in Jamaica, the 2005 Convention encourages the free and unimpeded movement of artistess, through bilateral agreements including the establishment of no-visa regimes,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “In 2019, Jamaica commenced its tenure on the powerful Intergovernmental Committee for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Now, in 2021, during the global pandemic, my commitment to developing the Entertainment, Cultural and Creative Industries (ECCI) has not waned. Indeed, I gave instructions to lobby for this seat so as to create a more responsive environment for our ECCI's,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “In spite of the pandemic, we were working. We used the opportunity to do things that did not involve large gatherings and to get the infrastructure up to date during the slow period” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We do not only respond to domestic abuse after it's already happened. We focus on prevention through our sensitisation programmes that target both women and men, including the #MentorMe2020 Mentorship Programme for school-age boys, which is being piloted at Haile Selassie High and St Andrew Technical High,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I thank UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce for their partnership in this important intervention. I look forward to their continued support as we enable other women to achieve their independence,” “No woman should have to be totally dependent on any man. I repeat my call for all of us – family, friends, neighbours, the community, the church, co-workers – to be more vigilant and supportive of women in situations of abuse. Our intervention can make the difference between life and death. Our silence protects only the perpetrator,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange declared : “We are serious about ending domestic violence,” “We will also widen the threshold to be met in obtaining protection orders from the court, to give greater protection to those who need the orders to keep abusers away. We will increase the penalty for breach of a protection order from $10,000 to one million dollars,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “On too many occasions, I have had to come to this House to denounce horrific acts of violence against women and girls,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This is a time of adversity but inherent in it is an opportunity for the players in these sectors to become certified, formalised and for our associations to build capacity. I am confident that once this is over, we will see an art and entertainment industry that is more structured, more organised and more cohesive” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I signed the report which is now being distributed for the signatures of the other members of the Committee and it will be tabled when the House of Representatives meets on Tuesday, June 8, 2021,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The passage of The Sexual Harassment Act, 2020 will address claims of sexual harassment and deal an effective blow to sexual harassment, thereby putting an end to the longstanding issue where both men and women commit sexual harassment without facing repercussions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We continue to work in partnership with Private Sector organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and community groups to provide the requisite support to our women, men, boys and girls,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Briana, you promised you would break your own one-day-old record and you did. Great,” External link

jis Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Briana, you promised you would break your own one-day-old record and you did great,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This involves minors and, as a result, it is of grave concern. It's a matter that has to be treated with great urgency and impartiality to all sides, regardless of political parties,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This involves minors and, as a result, it is of grave concern. It’s a matter that has to be treated with great urgency and impartiality to all sides, regardless of political parties,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are going to have to ensure that we have a very effective public education programme,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Commission ) : “The webinar is being presented by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport through the National Council on Reparation and the South African High Commission in Jamaica, as part of the 'Conversation with Africa' series,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Africa Day celebrations across the world are intended to commemorate and acknowledge African solidarity, unity in diversity, creativity, challenges and successes. It is a chance to reflect on the progress that we have made through cooperation in anti-apartheid and liberation struggles and an opportunity to craft meaningful agendas, in unity, towards finding solutions to the challenges we face as one people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "This Labour Day, particular emphasis will be placed on ridding homes and their surroundings of conditions/elements which will encourage the breeding of mosquitoes. This is guided by the recent announcement that the Ministry of Health and Wellness is on high alert for a possible increase in cases of dengue fever, especially with the forecast of rainfall in the ensuing months," External link

jamaica-star Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The definition will make clear that domestic violence is not only physical, but also psychological, emotional and sexual and may occur in situations where intimate images are exposed to inflict harm on a person, among other situations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange explained : “We will also expand the conduct or behaviours that the court may prohibit the respondent from engaging in under a protection order. This will include a prohibition on taking possession of or damaging a property that the victim may have an interest in, as well as directing the perpetrator to pay compensation for monetary loss incurred by the victim, as a direct result of conduct that amounted to domestic violence, and also directing the perpetrator to relinquish firearm licence, firearms or other weapons to the police and other orders that the court may deem appropriate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Tremaine Stewart ) : "I am proud of the fact that Tremaine was a product of Gordon Pen, Spanish Town, which is in my constituency of Central St Catherine," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, April 19, 2021 2:36:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This and other amendments came out of recommendations from the Joint Select Committee set up the review the Sexual Offences Act and simultaneously undertook review of the Offences against the Person, the Child Care and Protection and the Domestic Violence Acts from the perspective of the protection which they offer to women, children, the disabled and the elderly,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 16, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The intent being to ensure that the legislation as well as the institutional framework necessary for the successful implementation of all aspects of the legislation could be dealt with,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 16, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “The Government is firmly against acts of violence. This video is deeply disturbing and completely unacceptable. We cannot condone any act of gender-based or family violence; we cannot turn a blind eye,” “We will continue with our anti-gender-based violence campaign as we have to develop a mindset and practice in Jamaica that there is no excuse for abuse,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “As minister, I take this matter affecting you all very seriously. Therefore, 58 years after the Coral Gardens incident, the establishment of the Rastafari Elder Care Home has become a reality. One of the steps taken by the Andrew Holness Government of Jamaica, through your Member of Parliament, with me as your minister, Sister Barbara Blake Hanna and the rest of our team, is to pay reparation to the victims who survived the aftermath of that notorious blot of Jamaica's history,” “The setting up of the elders home to accommodate survivors was necessary, and we ensured that the funding was provided and that these funds were to be provided annually to deliver medical care, to deliver food, to deliver supervision of the elders home. And the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society will see to the management of the funds, the operation of the home and the care of the elderly. The work of the benevolent society is commendable” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I ask that they engage our men in dialogue as part of our collective effort to deal with these heinous acts. I beg to see influential men engaging weaker-minded men in conversation so that we can create communities of harmony and peace where our women and girls can live free from fear for their lives,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Many of our boys and men develop a toxic masculinity that often defines itself in violence and aggression against women and girls,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We must find solutions to this scourge among us. It must be all hands on deck. It is an issue of national security and justice and we must commend and support the actions of law enforcement in this matter. There is evidence that they are responding more rapidly and purposefully and we encourage them to not relent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have lost a Jamaican who truly cared about our people and their well-being,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 29, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We know members of the public are eager for the finalisation...we are eager to deliver as well. We know that this Bill, when it becomes law, will deal a blow...and will hopefully act as a deterrent,” “Jamaica has been waiting on this Bill for a very long time. We are now coming to the end of the committee stage. We still have a lot of work left to do and I am happy we are moving at a very good pace,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 26, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “If horse racing is indeed the sport of kings, then Wayne wore his crown with distinction,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “With the passing of Peter Moodie, Snr, Jamaica has lost one who was totally dedicated to the development of his sport and his country. My heart goes out to his family, his friends, and all those involved in motor sports in general. May his soul rest in peace,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "His superb skills as a race car driver were matched only by his phenomenal knowledge of the workings of motor vehicles," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : "We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth," External link

dailynews-lk Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Bunny Wailer ) : "At the request of the family, I announce with deepest sadness, the passing of patriarch, brother, friend and Jamaican music icon, the great Bunny Wailer. Bunny Wailer, whose given name is Neville O'Riley Livingstone, passed away at 9am today at Andrew's Memorial Hospital in Kingston. We mourn the passing of this outstanding singer, songwriter and percussionist and celebrate his life and many accomplishments ... " External link

contactmusic Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : "We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange disse ( about Bunny Wailer ) : "Continuamos agradecidos pelo papel que Bunny Wailer desempenhou no desenvolvimento e popularidade da música reggae em todo o mundo" External link

atarde Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth," External link

dw-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : "We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth," External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Bunny Wailer ) : “We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of Reggae music across the world,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of reggae music across the world. We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh took reggae music to the four corners of the earth,” “What Bunny Wailer has done for reggae, as one of the pioneers and standard-bearers of our country’s music, lives on. Let us hold dear Bunny’s music, his memory, and his family. I ask that you remember his family, including his wider reggae family, in your prayers at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange disse ( about Bunny Wailer ) : "Continuamos agradecidos pelo papel que Bunny Wailer desempenhou no desenvolvimento e popularidade da música reggae em todo o mundo" External link

uai Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Bunny Wailer ) : "At the request of the family, I announce with deepest sadness, the passing of patriarch, brother, friend and Jamaican music icon, the great Bunny Wailer. Bunny Wailer, whose given name is Neville O'Riley Livingstone, passed away at 9am today at Andrew's Memorial Hospital in Kingston. We mourn the passing of this outstanding singer, songwriter and percussionist and celebrate his life and many accomplishments ... " External link

contactmusic Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Therefore, no one can take unilateral decisions to commence training or competition because the action of any person or organisation can directly impact the players and the country in general. I know these are difficult times, so let us work together to overcome the challenges,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:34:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “You will [also] qualify as an artiste ambassador. The artiste programme fosters access to participation in overseas entertainment activities once approved by the Entertainment Advisory Board and the Permanent Secretary,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange noted : “So let me categorically state, the duty free tools of trade (equipment) imported through the PIR…must be used in registered businesses for company applicants and for individual use only,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Words cannot express how I feel at this moment,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange wrote : “We are now in receipt of the application for hosting the training camp to commence tomorrow, February 6, 2021, which was dated February 4, 2021. Please note that training cannot commence without the approval of the director general, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), with the Ministry of Health and Wellness advising that there is no breach, and it is safe to resume. Therefore, there can be no training today or tomorrow and not until approval has been given” External link

stabroeknews Monday, February 8, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange wrote ( about Director General ) : “We are now in receipt of the application for hosting the training camp to commence tomorrow, February 6, 2021 which was dated February 4, 2021. Please note that training cannot commence without the approval of the Director General, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), with the Ministry of Health and Wellness advising that there is no breach and it is safe to resume. Therefore, there can be no training today or tomorrow and not until approval has been given” External link

jis Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Where there is a breach, we will take action,” External link

jamaica-star Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “All three ministries worked diligently on developing the arrangements for the resumption of sports and we continue to work on protocols for the safe reopening of the wider entertainment sector,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Under the Order, organisers of sports events must first send an application to the director of sports in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. We will review the application to see that it meets the requirements as outlined in this Order and transmit it to the director general of ODPEM (Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management). If the ODPEM is satisfied, after consultation with the Ministry of Health, that the venue is appropriate, and that sanitisation, mask-wearing and distancing protocols will be strictly observed, then the ODPEM will approve the application for the specific training and/or competition to take place at the specified place and time. This is the process and we all must follow this process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I emphasise that the process must be followed. Only one entity has the authority to give approval for sports events, including training sessions. Where there is a breach, we will take action. In this regard, we are looking into the circumstances surrounding the calling up of the JFF (Jamaica Football Federation) training camp in Mona,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Director General ) : “Under the Order, organisers of sports events must first send an application to the Director of Sports in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. We will review the application to see that it meets the requirements as outlined in this Order and transmit it to the Director General of ODPEM. If the ODPEM is satisfied, after consultation with the Ministry of Health, that the venue is appropriate, and that sanitisation, mask-wearing and distancing protocols will be strictly observed, then the ODPEM will approve the application for the specific training and/or competition to take place at the specified place and time. This is the process and we all must follow this process” External link

jis Friday, February 5, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am happy that this new Order has made provision for sporting events. We had been lobbying on behalf of sporting bodies to receive special exemptions for their events to take place. Now that the Order has made provision for sports events, I am asking those sports bodies including the JAAA, boxing, swimming and others to resubmit their applications — no longer asking for exemption, but to stage their events, including training sessions, under the provisions of this new Order. You can’t just resume training or hold a competition. You must follow the process and get approval” External link

jis Friday, February 5, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I emphasise that the process must be followed. Only one entity has the authority to give approval for sports events, including training sessions. Where there is a breach, we will take action. In this regard, we are looking into the circumstances surrounding the calling up of the JFF training camp in Mona,” External link

jis Friday, February 5, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange explained : “Provision has been made for the accommodation and meals of the mother and child for the next few days until I'm able to make permanent arrangements for them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, February 1, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange stated : “I offer my condolences to his family, friends and associates and to the The Gleaner family. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Ken Allen ) : “Even as we mourn his departure let us let us remember all that Ken did for the development of journalism in Jamaica and the Caribbean,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, January 25, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I was hoping he would have made a turn around, although his illness was one that was a great challenge. I continued to hope and pray for him,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I know the entire sports fraternity will miss him and they are mourning as well. Let us remember his family in our prayers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The United Nations, having declared the International Decade for People of African Descent, must leverage its global influence to create instruments that will encourage States to develop actions and activities focused on reparatory justice,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Bob Marley ) : “Rastafari has positioned Africa at the centre of Jamaican culture and reflecting on it all, Jamaica and Jamaicans have impacted global arts and liberation movements, including across the continent. We have promoted equal rights, justice and peace, and heralded by Bob Marley, the globally unifying concept in One Love,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Ronnie played a great role in the development of music in this country. He was one of the people behind the scenes who made things happen and changed the course of our culture. He will be missed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Luton Shelton ) : “I am really saddened at Luton's passing. I was hoping he would have made a turn around. Although his illness was one that was a great challenge, I continued to hope and pray for him,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Many of you are products of the CPTC. So you know on a personal level the impact that this agency has had on lives, especially for people who could not matriculate to university, but could get training at the CPTC to prepare them for rewarding careers. The CPTC must continue to improve lives and launch careers; and I am charging you with that responsibility,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I feel it deeply that we have lost yet another of our entertainers, Yvonne Sterling, who was bouncing back from hard times and had even re-started her recording careerm,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Sports are critical for physical and mental well-being and must be considered as part of the approach to improving the wellness of Jamaicans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We will promote strategic interactions among the world creatives through our online university. In this way, we will expand the dialogue on the needs of the creative sector as we continue to position reggae among the world's most vibrant brands,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This year, as before, we [the ministry] have partnered with the leadership of Accompong to ensure that this event is given the prominence it deserves. I commend Colonel Ferron Williams and his team, and the many colonels who governed before, for maintaining this tradition of celebration over these many years,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 8, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “While we are unable to gather in our numbers, we are grateful that technology has allowed us to still participate in this very important commemoration and rituals of family and friendship,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This handing over of the bus is a symbol of the Government’s appreciation, and the Government’s recognition and respect of the Accompong community and all the maroon communities in Jamaica,” External link

jis Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “He was an unblemished patriot with a great passion for doing something extraordinary for Jamaica and there was no political divide in his embrace of his country. He had a genuine love of the Jamaican people and so he called everyone 'sweetheart' which also underlined the great sense of humour for which he was known,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:15:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Cultural Organization ) : "For the first time this year, Finland, Malta, Paraguay and Singapore had inscriptions on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, which now feature elements from a total of 131 States," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Cultural Organization ) : "For the first time this year, Finland, Malta, Paraguay and Singapore had inscriptions on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, which now feature elements from a total of 131 States," External link

sinacom-en Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am really excited about Main Street and the concept because what it has done is to highlight what Jamaica is about— its music, its food and the great talent our artisans have. And what it has done is to bring all of this with brands of the world and to show that we can stand up and be a part of what the world is all about. Shopping is a major area for tourism and Destination Jamaica is one of the great brand; so it's great that Main Street has come about because it means that you can come here now and get the world's brands and you can also get what is Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 18, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “shopping is a major area for tourism and Destination Jamaica is one of the great brands” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 18, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Since the Inscription of Reggae in 2018, I instructed my technical committee that going forward, Jamaica should submit one or more of its cultural practices for inscription by UNESCO. Everyone would remember the worldwide celebrations after reggae was inscribed at the meeting in Mauritius. We are hoping for the same result with our file on revivalism,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 7, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am encouraging Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora to learn more about the process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 7, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange wrote : “On behalf of the Government and the people of Jamaica, I extend love and prayers to her Family and the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada, who continue to mourn her loss, but celebrate her memory and legacy,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It continues to be a major obstacle to the fulfilment of women’s and girls’ human rights and occurs worldwide, cutting across all generations, all nationalities, all communities and spheres of our societies, irrespective of age, ethnicity, disability, or other background,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "People will recall the ‘hand of God’ controversy and his personal struggle with substance abuse. But I want to focus on his skill that propelled him to make his international debut at age 17," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We must renew our commitment to ending domestic abuse. We must commit to stop using violence as a way to discipline our children. It's time we decide as a nation that we will stop beating our pickney," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We must end all acts of violence and abuse in our homes, in our communities and in our country. We have to focus on the homes and the communities, because most of the violence against women and girls takes place in the homes," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “The man boxed me in my face. It was real! Of course, the people on the bus took him on, and one man gave him a big thump for me. Whoever that man was, we should clap him,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “There is universality of women’s and girls’ experience in Jamaica, regardless of age, education, employment status, union status, or area of residence,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “For far too long, many victims have been left without recourse, forced to cower in shame and retreat to the halls of silence,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “Some gave their lives in service to this nation, trying to ensure our peace and security. Others contributed in their own humble and noble ways through… the arts, education, health, security, and many other walks of life. We will be bestowing national honors on some of these persons, and every single one is well deserved,” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We’re fine-tuning some protocols in terms of the operation — just to cross the T’s and dot the I’s. In the meantime, we’re ready; we can take in — I would call them clients — and take care of a family. We actually have most of the rooms ready. There are just two unfurnished rooms” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “I am delighted to be here with Minister Grange today at this the first of several nationally funded women’s shelters. We all recognize, Canada in particular, the importance of having safe spaces for women and their families. We have seen that the covid-19 pandemic has put additional pressures on families as they are in isolation and none too soon this is a timely undertaking and I’m heartened to see that it has the space and the capacity to be able to welcome women and their families…” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “So we can do with television sets and bunk beds and desks, toys for the kids and so on. We have studio facilities and we have one-bedroom facilities. The rooms are very spacious so we can in fact accommodate a family in an apartment,” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Trelawny boasts an inspiring history of resilience dating back to its inception in the 17th century. This parish has given so much to Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 19, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Andrew Holness ) : "I have received the approval of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to proceed with plans for the interment of Toots Hibbert in National Heroes Park. I deeply appreciate the consideration of the Hyatt family in this matter. Toots is without question one of the pioneers of reggae music. He has even been credited with giving the genre its name. He is a national treasure whose humble demeanour and affable personality belied his towering global stature. Interment in National Heroes Park will suitably memorialise his contribution to Jamaica and reignite the unity in his family, among his peers and his fans which is required at this time," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We’re fine-tuning some protocols in terms of the operation — just to cross the T’s and dot the I’s. In the meantime, we’re ready; we can take in — I would call them clients — and take care of a family. We actually have most of the rooms ready. There are just two unfurnished rooms,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “These awards have come to Lorna within her final months of service as Poet Laureate of Jamaica. These accolades follow three years of selfless service to the youth of Jamaica through the envisioning and implementation of meaningful programmes,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 12, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Duke Reid ) : “He would strike up some very interesting conversations about music. And one of his most impressive assets was the vast knowledge he had of the music. He was right there in the thick of things in the early days of the evolution of the Jamaican music art form and was always eager to tell his versions of the many duels between producers like Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid and how the music emerged from those testy days to where it is now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange noted : “He had a massive influence on the UK reggae scene,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It is retrofitted to facilitate able-bodied athletes, athletes with disabilities, and paralympians — so we cover the wide spectrum of the constituents that we have to serve,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "Shelters provide protection, services and resources that enable women who have experienced abuse and their children to recover..., to rebuild self-esteem and to take steps to regain a self-determined and independent life," External link

trust Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The virtual street dance is to compensate for the absence this year of the annual street parties in major towns across the island due to the reality of COVID-19,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Their input can make a difference. I use this opportunity to remind the public that the Bill is proposing to deal with conduct in the workplace, institutions and tenant-landlord interactions, such as physical contact of a sexual nature, a demand or request for sex or favours of a sexual nature, the making of sexual suggestions, remarks or innuendos, the showing of pornography or the display of images or objects of a sexual nature and any other physical, gestural, verbal or non-verbal or visual conduct of a sexual nature,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 17, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We also have a responsibility here; we need to put money into a public education programme to change attitudes and to change the culture. We have to invest in making people more aware and to sensitise the public to get into communities and make them understand that your behaviour needs adjusting,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 29, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “The Government understands that peaceful protests, robust public debate, and even the changing of symbols are part of a process that every generation must go through in defining ourselves as a race and a nation of people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “The Government understands that peaceful protests, robust public debate, and even the changing of symbols are part of a process that every generation must go through in defining ourselves as a race and a nation of people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I found her to be a rather pleasant person who had time for light-hearted moments and humour. I consider her death untimely as I am convinced she had much more to contribute to her country and the region. We are certainly grateful for a life that was distinguished by service to country and region,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “I hail her contribution as a true gender champion, having led the charge as Head of UN Women, Multi-Caribbean Office. On behalf of the government, I extend deepest condolences to her immediate and extended families, including our family in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport” External link

jis Monday, June 1, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “rather not be treated just to buy a couple more days and suffer the indignity of what the treatment would do to him. He would rather just go naturally because he is ready” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I was one of them, and I felt very honoured when he reached out to me two weeks ago,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 29, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are now up to 60 million dollars in collection and pledges. We have collected most of what has been pledged and today, KFC have delivered their cheque to us” External link

jis Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “I am really happy to see how Corporate Jamaica and the Jamaica Diaspora have contributed tremendously to this effort,” External link

jis Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “A number of Jamaica artistes came on board and continue to give support,” External link

jis Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s not only about the money,” “It’s also about sharing with others the inspiration that will come from the performances that we will see as we stand together in this time” External link

jis Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are now up to 60 million dollars in collection and pledges. We have collected most of what has been pledged and today, KFC ha[s] delivered their cheque to us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s not only about the money,” “It’s also about sharing with others the inspiration that will come from the performances that we will see as we stand together in this time” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Diaspora ) : “A number of Jamaica artistes came on board and continue to give support,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “small and social distanced team, taking all the safety precautions that will work to clean up, fix up and plant around the statues of the two National Heroes on Monday,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 22, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Jamaicans will be asked to use Labour Day to clean up, paint up and fix up their own home environments” External link

jis Monday, May 11, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Jamaicans will be asked to use Labour Day to clean up, paint up and fix up their own home environments” External link

jis Monday, May 11, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Millie Small will forever be remembered as one of Jamaica’s great music icons. Under the guidance of legendary producer Chris Blackwell, she brought Jamaican music to the world, with ‘My Boy Lollipop’ getting to number two on the US and UK charts in 1964 and selling seven million copies. I recall spending time with Millie when I accompanied the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga on a visit to Island Records in the UK," Grange said. She continued: Millie’s story is one of resilience and the strength of the human spirit. She took the sweet with the bitter as she navigated the music industry at a time when Jamaican music and Jamaican female artistes were still new concepts to the world. Jamaica will remain eternally grateful to Millie Small as she paved the way for Ska to explode on the world scene through numerous television appearances around the world, including the BBC’s Top of the Pops. Her unique sound attracted audiences around the world and turned attention on Jamaican music, which allowed other genres to break through internationally” External link

jamaica-star Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have provided funding in the amount of $6 million to the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society to run an interim care home for four of the survivors who need special care. We are moving to finalise an arrangement with the Benevolent Society for the management of the care home over the next five years, with the aim of establishing a permanent facility for aged survivors. I continue to thank the Benevolent Society, Food for the Poor, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and our Cultural Liaison on Rastafari Affairs, Mrs Barbara Blake Hannah for all that they continue to do for the survivors,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m inviting other Jamaican singers, songwriters, musicians, artistes to contribute artefacts and items to the Jamaica Music Museum,” External link

repeatingislands Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange says : “the closure of the facilities is a necessary precaution in the national effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep people safe” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange explained : “It is a massive disappointment. We are all disappointed because it is very painful for me, but when you think of reducing the risk, then that is more important than ­fulfilling our wish to have a ­fantastic Boys and Girls’ Championships,” “I just want to say to the athletes that it is in their best interest and I know how disappointed they are, and I am disappointed, too, but they should continue to remain focused” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m really very happy to welcome Koffee home after she made history as the first female solo Reggae artiste to win the Grammy. I’m as excited as when I was Shabba Ranks’ manager and we won the Grammy. I feel so good about Koffee’s success” External link

jis Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m really very happy to welcome Koffee home after she made history as the first female solo Reggae artiste to win the Grammy. I’m as excited as when I was Shabba Ranks’ manager and we won the Grammy. I feel so good about Koffee’s success” External link

jis Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “She performed for Usain Bolt and, for the first time, had major exposure at the national level [and] the rest is history. She has just moved from success to success and what is so beautiful about her — she’s young, she’s bright, and she’s humble,” External link

jis Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I welcome this competition as another important activity that helps our young people to gain the confidence to also try and make a significant impact on Jamaica and the world,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “I am very sad to receive news of Barry Moncrieffe’s passing, only a few weeks after we celebrated his 78th birthday at the end of December. Uncle Barry, as many of us called him, was one of the foremost figures in dance in Jamaica," said Grange. She pointed out that he gave 55 years of unbroken service to the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica through various roles as dancer, choreographer and artistic director. He was a central figure in establishing and developing the artistic style and sustainability of the company. Moncrieffe also served as an outstanding dance teacher at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and has been a role model for and an inspiration to several of Jamaica’s outstanding dancers. He was also involved in the fashion industry and was famous for mixing black, white and red to create stunning pieces. " I offer sincerest condolences to his family, his friends and his colleagues,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Too often, these situations results in acts of violence and are often life-threatening and rob our families of hardworking and productive community members,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “As we know, dengue is a serious disease that has the potential to affect every constituency, every community, every school, every home, and every person. Therefore, it is critical that all of us, each member of parliament, each councillor, every individual get involved in efforts to find and destroy the mosquitoes that transmit dengue,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are looking at all the important dates, all the important treaties, all the important and significant occurrences to ensure that they are commemorated in a big way and to also ensure that whatever needed to have been done [and] that where administrations over the years have been tardy in doing, we will ensure that those things are corrected,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have brought your girl home. We had to make you see her, live and in person,” External link

jis Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We will build out a new nursery and it will be called the Toni-Ann Singh Nursery. We will make a more detailed announcement, but we just want to say to you that it will be done and it will be done soonest,” External link

jis Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We will build out a new nursery, and it will be the Toni-Ann Singh Nursery. We will make a more detailed announcement, but I just want to say to you that it will be done. And it will be done soonest!” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “She is an outstanding young woman with a wonderful personality, a beautiful soul, and extraordinary talent. She represented Jamaica so well during this competition and now we all have an amazing new Miss World. Toni-Ann is clearly the best choice,” “We are all walking on air, especially the girls at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation location in St Thomas — Toni-Ann is so passionate about her parish and women’s issues — and she has been working with us at the Ministry to make a difference in the lives of the young girls who attend the Centre” External link

caribbean360 Friday, December 20, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We [the Government] acknowledge that for 56 years, you, our Rastafarian brothers and sisters, have lived with the physical, psychological and emotional scars of that incident at Coral Gardens and the atrocities that you experienced over the years, so we are taking steps to change that,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The Government’s focus on the agenda of decent work for household workers is critical. It is central to the improvement of working conditions of household workers,” External link

jis Friday, December 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The Government’s focus on the agenda of decent work for household workers is critical. It is central to the improvement of working conditions of household workers,” External link

jis Friday, December 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange stated : “We have a new Miss World and she is Jamaica's own Toni-Ann Singh, from St Thomas. To be specific, Bath, St Thomas. We must repeat her nationality for the benefit of some members of the foreign media – truly Jamaican,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Toni-Ann has proven herself to be an exceptional ambassador for our country...we all look forward to her journey as the new Miss World, and we know she will be phenomenal,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Julia Morley ) : “The initial response from Mrs Morley was that she had a very tight schedule and it would be unlikely before sometime in January. But after discussions, many late night discussions, we all agreed that Miss World should return home for a brief visit organised by the Government of Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We know she will be phenomenal,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “She is an outstanding young woman with a wonderful personality, a beautiful soul, and extraordinary talent. She represented Jamaica so well during this competition and now we all have an amazing new Miss World. Toni-Ann is clearly the best choice,” “We are all walking on air, especially the girls at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation location in St Thomas — Toni-Ann is so passionate about her parish and women’s issues — and she has been working with us at the Ministry to make a difference in the lives of the young girls who attend the Centre” External link

repeatingislands Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Gleaner ) : “We are all walking on air, especially the girls at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation location in St Thomas. Toni-Ann is so passionate about her parish and women’s issues, and she has been working with us at the ministry to make a difference in the lives of the young girls who attend the centre. We look forward to her year as Miss World and continue to surround her with our love,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are all walking on air, especially the girls at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation location in St Thomas. Toni-Ann is so passionate about her parish and women’s issues, and she has been working with us at the ministry to make a difference in the lives of the young girls who attend the centre. We look forward to her year as Miss World and continue to surround her with our love,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “By utilising fences, buildings, and public spaces in and around downtown. A wall has been identified along Temple Lane and is earmarked for painting, which we expect to commence shortly. We already have the design concept and will commission a mural in a matter of days, hopefully, in time for the season,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 13, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The aim is to invite them to commission pieces of art along the perimeter wall to represent our friendship and cooperation. The KSAMC and my ministry will conduct the necessary work to get sections rendered and primed for painting. Corporate sponsors will be asked to partner with us on the new downtown Kingston,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 13, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s a farming community and a community that is really not occupied by gangs and the persons who became victims are innocent people, so it’s a really heartbreaking situation for us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Make her proud, make Jamaica proud. I will ensure that a special monument be established in her memory,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “We empathise and we feel upset when heartless, callous, horrific, and brutal attacks are committed against women and girls everywhere. However, we can help every woman who is suffering and help to prevent it from happening again,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The children are doing well at their new school. She is getting ready to relaunch her career, and the violence and despair that they knew has been replaced with peace and hope,” “That woman and her children represent one of several whom have dealt with in the last year. We have moved several women and children out of violent situations and are helping them to rebuild their lives” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Paul’s role in the development of the Jamaican theatre was invaluable,” “He gave his all each time, whether in the role of writer, actor, director or producer. We must never forget his contribution and the characters that he’s left with us” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “I believe this will serve as an effective deterrent,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr Speaker, we are moving to end that, and it’s gender neutral, so the men don’t have to worry,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am in full support of the proposal to amend the law to make it quite clear that no means no even in a marriage,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “I believe this will serve as an effective deterrent,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr Speaker, we are moving to end that, and it’s gender neutral, so the men don’t have to worry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am in full support of the proposal to amend the law to make it quite clear that no means no even in a marriage,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “With his passing, we have lost a giant of the creative industries,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange stated : “It has come to my attention that items of clothing printed with national symbols and emblems are being offered for sale online,” “We neither received a request for nor did we give permission for our national symbols and emblems to be used for a commercial manner or otherwise. I have since requested that the items be withdrawn and the vendor has agreed to do so” External link

nationnews Friday, October 25, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Kanye West ) : “It has come to my attention that items of clothing printed with national symbols and emblems are being offered for sale online. I noticed Kanye West and members of his choir wearing similarly emblazoned items during their special performance in Kingston last night, but I was not aware at the time that the costumes were being sold online,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 21, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Kanye West ) : “I noticed Kanye West and members of his choir wearing similarly emblazoned items during their special performance in Kingston last night, but I was not aware at the time that the costumes were being sold online,” “We neither received a request for nor did we give permission for our national symbols and emblems to be used for a commercial manner or otherwise. I have since requested that the items be withdrawn, and the vendor has agreed to do so” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Kanye West ) : “It is at no cost to the Jamaican government or the Ministry and Jamaica is benefiting,” “Kanye West is paying for absolutely everything and will be spending over one million US dollars for this event in Jamaica. They’ve covered their own air charter and local hotel accommodation. They’re spending a substantial amount on technical services to be provided by local suppliers; a large number of Jamaicans will be hired to treat with the production. And the facilities that we are providing that are to be paid for will be covered by Kanye West,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I really want to reassure the public that we are doing everything humanly possible to minimise any inconvenience they may experience,” “I want to thank the public for their consideration and patience. Let us welcome another group of visitors to our country because we are open for business,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I think it was a very good showing by Jamaica and we must congratulate and encourage all members of the team who represented our country with such heart, determination, courage and dignity,” External link

jis Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I think it was a very good showing by Jamaica and we must congratulate and encourage all members of the team who represented our country with such heart, determination, courage and dignity,” External link

jis Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Jamaica athletes won 12 medals across disciplines on the track and in the field and I’m very proud of our performances. There were disappointments and setbacks, but we also witnessed awesome achievements on which we will continue to build. I congratulate each member of the team, including the coaching and support staff, for a job well done” External link

jis Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We've been in discussion with Veronica and the sculptor, Basil Watson, about the design, but today when Veronica saw the maquette she said, 'Yes, this is it!'. She loves it," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We started Miss Lou’s centenary celebrations on Sunday, September 1, with a moving and uplifting cultural church service at the Coke Memorial Methodist Church, downtown Kingston, which also marked the beginning of the 100 days of celebration for this revered cultural icon,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Persons who were looking forward to celebrating Miss Lou this weekend at the Aunty Roachy Festival are being asked to join us at Saturday’s birthday gathering and Sunday’s renaming event, both of which promise a memorable cultural showcase for patrons to enjoy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Miss Lou devoted her life to restore and redeem the language of the mass of the people. Amid great criticism from the well-to-do who ruled the society, Miss Lou almost single-handedly brought confidence and respect to our Jamaican language” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Today, we begin our hundred days’ celebration of legacy. In this celebration, I am appealing to the Church and to our seniors to bring knowledge of Miss Lou and her achievements to our children and young people. It is a part of the heritage transfer expected of the people of God that we should find ways to ensure that generations to come and those still unborn are brought to knowledge of their ­culture and heritage by those of us who know the stories of our past. When we fail to do so, our society crumbles into disrepair because of ignorance. It is the responsibility of the older generations to transfer the knowledge of our past to later generations. In all this, the Church must play a role,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I will sit with members of the industry and together we will come up with the best response to the devastation in the Bahamas,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “Dr Baugh was one of those individuals who could stand above the fray; a real statesman. He never got caught up in partisan politics, although he was firmly a Jamaica Labour Party man. He was able to reach out to others and to ensure that there was a good relationship between both sides of the House. And in his everyday life, he cared for so many regardless of politics,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, September 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I have requested a copy of the report, which I will discuss with the chairman of the National Honours Committee and the prime minister,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 19, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “They are not even on display,” External link

iran-daily Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Gleaner ) : “They are not even on display,” “They are priceless, they are significant to the story of Jamaica and they belong to the people of Jamaica ” External link

repeatingislands Thursday, August 8, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “They are not even on display,” External link

presstv Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Marcus Garvey ) : “He still is an inspiration and so his legacy lives on, and as we launch the UN-declared International Decade for People of African Descent, we see that as part of Marcus Garvey's legacy. We will continue to pay tribute, we will continue to promote his name and his work, and we will continue to honour him” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Once again, Jamaica has much to celebrate in sport and our achievements outside of track and field continues to be encouraging,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This contest remains the most viable platform for our culturally aware young women to get exposure. The contest focuses on the strong qualities of the individuals and pulls out the very best and brightest of Jamaican women,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This year, the gala will serve as the start of our observation of the decade for people of African descent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “For this year's gala, we were allocated $85 million compared to last year, which was $77 million,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “So if you are a comedian you can compete, if you are a pop dancer you can compete, if you are a DJ or you are a singer you can compete,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 29, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This year, on September 7, we will celebrate the centenary of our beloved Miss Lou. [She] will be celebrated as social commentator, poet, and advocate, and in particular, as chief exponent and proponent of the Jamaican language,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This will have implication for how patois is positioned in social and official discourse,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Reggae’s contribution to Jamaica’s revenue and global competitiveness has been documented but not shared enough. I hope the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Reggae Studies will contribute to that body of knowledge which speaks to the outstanding economic contribution of reggae music to the global creative economy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The celebration of Sports and Reggae in a festival is phenomenal because it blends two elements of Jamaica’s creative genius into one activity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr President, this is a tranquil and beautiful place, but it has been a site of mutinies, invasions, forced labour, war, murder, industrial sugar production, and mass enslavement. Importantly, too, this place has been the site of freedom regained. Here is the site of rest for our ancestors to whom we pay homage today,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, June 17, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “We planned that some of us Jamaicans will be there at Panafest in August and the other events that are planned. We now meet each other in better times, celebrating our common heritage. Today we are honoured by your visit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr President, we welcome you as a member of our family, separated from us through the many years of the transatlantic trade of Africans. We are happy that you also see us as a family. We commend you for extending the hand of welcome to all of us, particularly in this the 'Year of Return',” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Mr President, this is a tranquil and beautiful place, but it has been a site of mutinies, invasions, forced labour, war, murder, industrial sugar production, and mass enslavement. Importantly, too, this place has been the site of freedom regained. Here is the site of rest for our ancestors to whom we pay homage today,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Edward Seaga ) : “Wednesday will be nine days since the transition of Mr Seaga and, as you all know, our tradition is to observe the ninth night,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange says ( about Edward Seaga ) : “each Jamaican can celebrate Mr Seaga's life and contribution through musical or other cultural expressions, candle light services, prayer vigils, church services, sports or any community activity that provides safe spaces for residents to come together and reflect” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It was a difficult decision to make, but the family wanted the service to be held in a church, and so we will just have to make appropriate arrangements to accommodate as many persons as we can inside the church and outside of the church” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We haven't fine-tuned the order of service yet, but it's ecumenical,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “On Sunday, June 16, as you all know, Mr Seaga was very much involved in sports and he was the president of the Tivoli Football Club and the chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association, so there will be a football tribute to him at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex. This will be the Tivoli Gardens Invitational versus the Premier League All-Stars,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Edward Seaga ) : “I'm encouraging Jamaicans from all walks of life and Jamaicans across the island to have their own 'nine night' and their own 'set-up' in tribute to the Most Honourable Edward Seaga,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Edward Seaga ) : “Some people make such a telling impact on people, communities and countries — and Edward Seaga was one of them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “More than 700 projects have already been registered with the National Labour Day Secretariat. We're still receiving registration forms, so we expect the number to increase,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange stated : “We are making this investment in our people because we believe that it is important to provide those who have a passion for the arts with the space and opportunity to pursue their goals. Cultural development plays an integral part in national development and it is our duty to see that development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “If you are the singer and songwriter, you will take home $2 million,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Brand Jamaica ) : “Bar Academy goes to the heart of what needs to happen for Jamaica if we are to attain sustainable prosperity for all of our people. This programme offers the support young people need to achieve personal development, social mobility and economic advancement,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “You have my commitment to work in partnership with my colleague Ministers to provide you with the necessary support, to inspire courage and hope as you take on this brave challenge of being GAP Ambassadors in your respective educational institutions,” External link

jis Monday, May 13, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “If these allegations are true, they are unacceptable and an affront to justice and the peaceful ‘livity’ that we all desire,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “If these allegations are true, they are unacceptable and an affront to justice and the peaceful 'livity' that we all desire; they should be condemned in the strongest manner and the perpetrators left to face the consequences,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added ( about Horace Chan ) : “Many Jamaicans, including members of the Rastafari community, share my concern about these allegations and are anxious for us to get to the bottom of what happened. I have been in touch with my colleague Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, on the matter and I welcome the quick intervention of the Commissioner of Police to order an immediate investigation,” “I have also spoken with JahDore and assured him of Government's commitment to investigate and take appropriate action where necessary. I also assured him of my respect for and commitment to the Rastafari community and its beliefs and will fight any act to deprive Rastas of their rights” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange commented : “It is really sad and doleful that we will never again get the opportunity to see this young dynamo sprint towards the finish line. She was a promising young sprinter. But more than that, she was a child with immense potential,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This is the band of citizens that we target this year and our focus is on their safety and security. They are among the most vulnerable among us, and local international laws and conventions require that they be protected, their rights safeguarded and their future assured through the laws, policies and programmes that we put in place,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Translated this means that all of us must come together and ensure that our children are safe and secure. This is a responsibility that we must take very seriously. Collectively we must assure them safe passage as they journey to adulthood and national productivity,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “Fitzroy Gordon achieved so much and made such a remarkable difference in the lives of so many people. I was always impressed by the way he dedicated his life to helping people, especially expatriates from Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean, promoting our culture and traditions, and giving a real voice to Black issues through G98.7fm” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I believe this new requirement will help us to bring about greater accountability — which is something that we all desire,” “Greater accountability will also make local federations more attractive to private sector sponsors. There is no downside to having greater accountability” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange declared : “There is a saying, 'don't spare the rod and spoil the child,' but, ladies and gentlemen, I believe we should in our new socialisation of our children, banish corporal punishment from our culture,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I know there is no quick fix. There is no silver bullet. There is no magic wand. But we are in a crisis; and our people are impatient for action. We can study all we want. We can research all we want. We can have policy documents all we want. But if we don't ensure that we move it from there to the next stage we would be just spinning our wheels, speaking to ourselves and not being able to get to where we really can solve the problem,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Let us remember the victims and their families in our prayers at this time. We are grateful to the neighbours who called the police this morning — that intervention might have saved this woman's life,” “But we can do more as a society to intervene and end the violence. If you know that someone is being abused, please do not remain silent. Do not look the other way. Call the police. Your intervention could save lives” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told ( about Jimmy Cliff ) : “I would like to see a statue of Jimmy Cliff in the heart of the city (Montego Bay). We have commissioned statues and mounted statues of our athletes. We started in treating with our culture, a statue of Louise Bennett and so there will be many more statues to come,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange remarked ( about Jimmy Cliff ) : “Today, this afternoon, tonight belongs to Jimmy Cliff. Ska and reggae and other genres, the musician of Jamaica, who is the product of the various genres of Jamaican music ... a player of several instruments, singer, an actor, star of stage and screen and more than anything else, one of Jamaica's greatest poets as a songwriter,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Dorraine’s work on radio and television has been outstanding, and her contribution to Jamaican media has been exceptional. I am very sad to hear of her ­passing. This feels like the loss of a ­member of the family. I believe that is how many Jamaicans saw Dorraine – she was like family, and we admired, appreciated and loved her. We share this great loss with Dorraine’s family and colleagues, and I ask that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This feels like the loss of a member of the family. I believe that is how many Jamaicans saw Dorraine — she was like family and we admired, appreciated and loved her. We share this great loss with Dorraine's family and colleagues and I ask that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Dorraine's work on radio and television has been outstanding and her contribution to Jamaican media has been exceptional. I am very sad to hear of her passing. This feels like the loss a member of the family. I believe that is how many Jamaicans saw Dorraine — she was like family and we admired, appreciated and loved her. We share this great loss with Dorraine's family and colleagues and I ask that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The Board of the SDF in preparing its development plan identified a problem – the performance of our athletes in the hurdles is outstanding but participation is not widespread – Jamaica is excelling in the hurdles at the international level, yet only a minority of our schools participate in the discipline at Champs. The conclusion was that if the pool were wider then we could be even more dominant,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “That is why we decided to partner with Hardware and Lumber in the distribution of grants,” “Our research shows that Hardware and Lumber provides the products and services that our grant recipients need. And so each of the 50 grant recipients from the Economic Opportunities Workshops in Accompong now has $25,000 credit at Hardware and Lumber which they can use to buy raw material and equipment for their businesses at H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro Business” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Our research shows that Hardware and Lumber provides the products and services that our grant recipients need. And so each of the 50 grant recipients from the economic opportunities workshops in Accompong now have $25,000 credit at Hardware and Lumber which they can use to buy raw material and equipment for their businesses at H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro Business,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Many Jamaicans associate intangible cultural heritage with the rural areas and of a past era when our elders would transmit to us knowledge about plants, Anansi stories, duppies and how to make the best run dung. This workshop, will, however, for the first time, examine what intangible cultural heritage exists within an urban space. The fact that Jamaica and Kingston in particular was selected for this pilot is a signal from UNESCO of the respect it has for the island's culture and cultural elements,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It will provide a safe-haven for women who need rescue due to the threat of gender-based violence and will provide counselling, psycho-social support and skills training to victims of gender-based violence, their children as well as survivors of intimate partner and others forms of domestic violence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 10, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I am very sad at the passing of Dr Cynthia Thompson. On this day when we celebrated our women and their achievement, Cynthia Thompson was in our hearts,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Over the course of her remarkable, long and successful life, this wonderful woman served us in many ways. She came to prominence as a trailblazer in women's sport when she represented Jamaica at the 1948 Olympics and made the finals of the 100 metres. She finished 6th, but she won a bigger prize — that of inspiring countless Jamaica athletes who followed that they could do as much and more,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “They ensure that we maintain standards and that at no time we fall below what is necessary to ensure that we are of a World Heritage status,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 1, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The news of Aston’s passing on this Jamaica Day is a blow for us all,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The film side of Reggae doesn't get mentioned that often and this is mainly due to the fact there is very little early footage which is easily accessible of the founding Reggae musicians. Most of the footage that does exist is scattered across the globe in archives and private collections and is often difficult and costly to access,” “A music as important as Reggae needs to have its film history documented and preserved for future generations so that they can appreciate and have a good understanding of the music and the people who created it. Many Reggae legends have never been seen on film, some people will know their music but will have only ever seen photos of the artist, so to have moving images of them at work is of great importance” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It is with a heavy heart that I learnt of Bunny Brown's passing. He was an ambassador for our music for 50 years. At this time when we celebrate Reggae Month and the pioneers of our music, we must remember and honour Bunny Brown's contribution,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Jamaica looks forward to a successful Year of Return and we will work with Ghana towards a successful year. Jamaica observes the International Decade of People of African Descent and so it is all very timely that we work together,” External link

repeatingislands Sunday, February 3, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “I believe that this special grant from the SDF will ease the pressure on both the clubs and the PLCA and ensure that we have a successful league season,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added ( about Denis Brown ) : “It is also significant that we host this major opening event in Kingston, the UNESCO Creative City of Music. This street party will allow Jamaicans from all walks of life to come out to celebrate together — something Dennis would have wanted,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 1, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It was a major step for us and our music which is our heartbeat and our lifestyle,” “It is an achievement for reggae music to be formally recognised and for that it is my pleasure to participate and share in the launch of Reggae Month this year” External link

repeatingislands Monday, January 28, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We want to ensure that our athletes are playing clean and fair,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 25, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission ) : “I am confident that Jamaica will be ranked compliant, however, in order for Jamaica to be successful, there has to be the collaborative effort of all entities and stakeholders in the fight against doping in sport,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 25, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Edmund Bartlett ) : “The inscription of the Reggae Music of Jamaica to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list makes it even more urgent for us to intensify our work on the Jamaica Music Museum as a major resource in promoting and preserving our music, and this support from Minister Bartlett will go a far way in helping us to establish, in a short period of time, a museum befitting Reggae’s global status. This is a great example of Ministers, Ministries and Agencies working together for the benefit of the people of Jamaica. It goes to show that when you put us [Minister Bartlett and I] together, nobody can beat us” External link

jis Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange alisema ( about Bob Marley ) : "Kokote uendake ukisema unatoka Jamaica, wanakujibu 'Bob Marley,'" External link

mwananchi Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “I am in discussions with the Tallawahs and hope to find a way to give some support as I stretch the little that we have,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, January 18, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “When I hear about cases such as Sakima's, it pains my heart and I would like him to know that we are praying for his full recovery. More than that, already we have decided to provide Sakima with $1 million to help him to meet his medical expenses. The ministry is in close contact with the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control as we seek to find out what further assistance we could give,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The ministry has constantly called for sporting associations to join the plan to insure national athletes or those in development squads preparing to represent Jamaica. I make the appeal, persons in my ministry make the appeal, but still there are many eligible athletes who have not been registered,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Troy Caine ) : "Our work, not only at the National Library but right across the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, benefited tremendously from Troy's analytical mind and his sense of and understanding of history," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange explained ( about Sam Sharpe ) : "Ours is not the desire to take over the project, but to give it a home where it can be sufficiently nurtured and measured for greater impact on the national Jamaican community. We are committed to heightening the national awareness of the contribution of Sam Sharpe and his band of followers for the freedoms we experience and take so much for granted in modern Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:20:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “But Dionne was a fine performer in her discipline of sprint hurdling, so we celebrate her life and contribution to Jamaica's track and field,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:14:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “West Indies cricket, the men’s game, is into a time of intense difficulty and a proud part of our heritage — our cricket — is in danger. And it needs protection,” External link

thevoiceslu Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:08:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The Reggae Girlz are a motivating force and offer a good message for you. [Qualifying for the World Cup] was not easy for them. Just the training and being disciplined to reach where they have reached should be an example to you that regardless of the challenges, you can achieve,” “You must also see yourself achieving and becoming as great as the Reggae Girlz in your own way, no matter what the challenges,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:06:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Foster College ) : “The motorcade will go through the Corporate Area. It will go into St Catherine. One of the stops will be GC Foster (College of Physical Education and Sport). Two of the girls are from Arnett Gardens, so we're going to do something there. And we want to take them to western Jamaica” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I want them to feel very special,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 10, 2018 11:23:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "Protoje is another young reggae artiste making a significant mark on the music. We can all be proud [of] his achievements," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:10:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Youth is one of the priority areas of the Participation Programme and this grant will equip the Youth Advisory Committee and enhance the work of its programmes,” External link

jis Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:56:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “The Secretariat is moving to implement projects towards empowering youth at risk, including young boys between the ages of 5 and 18 who struggle academically; and teenage mothers who need to be steered towards the programmes of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation,” External link

jis Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:56:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This is not another campaign to sensitise people about the horrific effects of violence against women. This campaign is about behaviour change and destroying the conditions that enable, condone, ignore and treat violence against women as a normal part of life,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:05:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "The committee is set to reconvene shortly to review the recommendations and arrive at consensus regarding the way forward," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 8, 2017 9:53:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We are all beautiful. We must be proud of who we are and be confident in our skin," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:42:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It is exciting times for sport tourism,” “My Ministry has a major role to play in Jamaica capitalising to the fullest extent on this positive trend in the world in sport tourism. This nation has been blessed with athletes, coaches and other support personnel of the highest order. It behooves us, therefore, as Government, to provide the support through infrastructure and other facilities to enable us to turn potential into money; big money,” External link

jis Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:27:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Now, the Reggae Marathon and Half Marathon are increasingly becoming a drawing card for visitors who come to run and/or walk, and for visitors who come to be a part of the crowd and have fun. This is not surprising, as it has, undoubtedly, become Jamaica’s premier marathon event, recognised last year by the 100 Half Marathons Club of the United States as being among the Best Half Marathons of 2016,” External link

jis Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The unveiling is [set for] 5:30 on Friday (afternoon) …following that will be a reception in honour of our track and field athletes who went to the World Championships in August,” External link

jis Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Marcus Garvey ) : “We will have Dr Julius Garvey (son of National Hero Marcus Garvey) visiting during this period and there will be a run with athletes across the island to take the message of reparations to the people of Jamaica,” External link

jis Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It will allow for more Jamaicans being able to access a growing number of sites, cultural institutions such as museums and galleries, as well as cultural events. In a phrase, we are offering a passport to diverse cultural experiences!” External link

jis Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:48:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "The importance of synergies and integration is very clearly demonstrated at this conference," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We are guided by a policy that promotes the integration of sports in the national economy with the creation of globally competitive products and services, as well as the enhanced earnings of our athletes and associated industries," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:28:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange told : "We have to change that as we work to build Jamaica. In this mission, we cannot afford to overlook the economic potential of half of our country's population," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:17:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This Friday, September 1, we will as a nation officially recall the circumstances of the horrendous train accident which claimed close to 200 hundred lives,” External link

jis Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:34:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange adding : “it requires all of us to end the violence; we have to say what we know and help to convict the perpetrators. We have to become informers. We cannot stay silent” External link

jis Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:56:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange adding : “it requires all of us to end the violence; we have to say what we know and help to convict the perpetrators. We have to become informers. We cannot stay silent” External link

jis Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:56:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Usain has and will continue to cause us to walk with our heads held high as Jamaicans. In terms of his performance on the track, he’s had no equal and I’m very proud of and grateful for all that he’s done. He will forever be our champion” External link

jis Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:55:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added ( about Usain Bolt ) : "Usain has caused, and will continue to cause, us to walk with our heads held high as Jamaicans. In terms of his performance on the track, he's had no equal and I'm very proud of and grateful for all that he's done. He will forever be our champion" External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 6, 2017 8:39:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have to face the hard truth: this culture of silence empowers abusers and makes us all vulnerable. As a nation, as a country, we are failing each other especially our children and our women when we keep silent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:08:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The entertainers who came on stage are committed to going out there into the nook and cranny of Jamaica, to go into communities, to find the perpetrators, to speak to the men who are abusing women, and to speak to the women who abuse our men,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:08:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “World Heritage designation also presents opportunities for further promotion of existing tours and excursions and the creation of new cultural and tourism products for the public consumption,” External link

jis Monday, February 27, 2017 9:17:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added ( about Jimmy Cliff ) : “I must also praise Jimmy for his portrayal of the character Ivan in The Harder They Come, a performance of a lifetime and a role that everyone who has seen that film agrees was a stellar performance. Jimmy was able to make Ivan real, telling an authentic life story against the backdrop of the diversity of life in Jamaica, and giving a performance that made the movie become the legendary work of art it is acknowledged to be,” External link

jis Monday, February 27, 2017 5:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "These acts of brutality against our women and girls must stop. They are unacceptable and we must do all we can to ensure that the perpetrators are caught and punished under the law.." "The killing of Mrs Erroline Chin is the latest in a series of brutal acts of violence against women and girls in our country," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 13, 2017 1:21:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Since 2016 we have invested over $121 million in sport infrastructure development in schools and communities and we are committed to continue this work,” External link

jis Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Since 2016 we have invested over $121 million in sport infrastructure development in schools and communities and we are committed to continue this work,” External link

jis Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “We are aware that although there has been tremendous success in sport, many student athletes still lack modern facilities for training. This has always been a major concern for my Ministry and while the Government make every effort to address this issue primarily through special rehabilitation of playfields and other physical infrastructure projects, we know that much more needs to be done” External link

jis Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “But if I have anything to do with it, it won’t be [a one-off support],” External link

jis Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “But if I have anything to do with it, it won’t be [a one-off support],” External link

jis Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have to go out there and campaign for our women in sport, we have to pound the pavement, knock on doors and draw on our network of women in the private sector, our network of women in the media, and the network of women who are very active in sports. We are going to have to go out there and say to all those women, ‘please go out there and get the men to give us the support’” External link

jis Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “My lasting memory of Nambo is that he was very congenial and always willing to help younger entertainers. He was one who could defuse any tension that might arise,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:43:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Usain continues to set records on and off the track,” “He has now won the IAAF male athlete of the year title for a record six times – a most deserving award after his record setting performances at the Olympics in Rio. Congratulations Usain! We are proud of and continue to be inspired by you” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, December 4, 2016 1:27:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Commission ) : "I believe that this has a lot to do with the work of our team at the (Jamaica) National Commission as well as the quality of the projects that we were able to endorse for funding consideration this year," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 26, 2016 7:51:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "We are all vulnerable and we each have a responsibility to end the violence," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This is heart-rending news. I join with the family, friends, classmates, teammates, coaches, and teachers of Ramsey. We should remember them in our thoughts and prayers. This is a difficult loss that nobody expected and we’re all shocked by it,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:54:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Alia Atkinson ) : “What a joy it is to receive this great news and to see the wonderful headline across the world — ‘Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson breaks world record’. We should add the word ‘again’ to that headline because Alia has done this before. Alia consistently brings glory to Jamaica and continues to be an inspiration to us all” External link

jis Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:18:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Brazil over many years has been an excellent sport partner, and with this new proposed agreement, we intend to broaden our relations and maximise the benefits in scholarships offered by Brazil and in other areas of development,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:25:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “His passing today is both a shock and a blow. We will miss him dearly,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 24, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “In particular, there were some failings at Saturday’s event which have overshadowed what was otherwise seen as a well-produced event,” “As the minister, I express sincerest regrets for these shortcomings and going forward, to ensure the highest levels of planning and execution of these national events, I have asked for a review of our procedures and agreements and a review team is being put in place” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “The feedback received indicates that our Olympic and Paralympic teams appreciated the celebratory events and the monetary awards, which represent mere tokens of the appreciation of a proud and grateful nation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Marcus Garvey ) : “It is time to clear Garvey’s name in America. Garvey’s actions were not criminal actions, but they were acts of liberation, with moral justification” External link

jis Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:21:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It will be a wonderful, Jamaican musical send off to one of the greats by several of our outstanding performers, who are themselves legends of our music — and they’ll be performing Prince Buster’s work,” External link

jis Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Marcus Garvey ) : “It is time to clear Garvey’s name in America. Garvey’s actions were not criminal actions, but they were acts of liberation, with moral justification” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : "After 201 years, the Carta de Jamaica and the BolÌvarian principles remain relevant. " External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 23, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Chris Gayle ) : “Congratulations Chris! I am indeed happy that you decided to share your story with the world. For a very long time we’ve heard concerns from various quarters that we’re losing much of our heritage because we do not document our stories enough. When this happens, it’s often done by outside sources. We have to document our history in a way that will be accessible to future generations,” External link

jis Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:34:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Dominic James ) : “Like the rest of the country I am very sad to receive this news. No one expected this. Young Dominic, by all indications, had been doing well. He represented his school well. He was the captain. And had a very bright future. So this is quite a shock. All of Jamaica will mourn with his family and with his school at this time. We all must keep them in our prayers and in our hearts” External link

jis Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange added : “All of Jamaica will mourn with his family and with his school at this time. We all must keep them in our prayers and in our hearts,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Our Paralympians did well in Rio. We had a very small team – just 3 athletes – they made quite the impact at the Games. Each member of the team gave of their best as they carried our flag high,” External link

jis Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Our Paralympians did well in Rio. We had a very small team just three athletes they made quite the impact at the Games. Each member of the team gave of their best as they carried our flag high,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Our Paralympians did well in Rio. We had a very small team just three athletes they made quite the impact at the Games. Each member of the team gave of their best as they carried our flag high,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:57:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange told : “It is always a great recipe that uses three of our country’s best ingredients – sports, music and food,” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:27:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Usain Bolt represents the best of what is right with Jamaica and this is something we are very happy we can share with the world. Having this Tracks and Records establishment here in the resort town of Ocho Rios can only add marquee value to Jamaica’s entertainment offerings,” External link

jis Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:14:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We want to make art accessible to all our citizens – not just the privileged few. We want to find ways to increase visitorship to the National Gallery and other galleries across Jamaica. We want to see more investment in art education at all levels.” External link

jis Friday, September 16, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “It is always a great recipe that uses three of our country’s best ingredients – sports, music and food. But when we then add Usain Bolt and the beautiful Ocho Rios to the mix, then ‘everything sell off’” External link

jis Friday, September 16, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We are happy that you used our colours, emblems and cultural goods to help us create that unique Jamaican festival feeling this year,” External link

jis Friday, September 16, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We look forward to more creative displays — even bigger next year as Jamaica celebrates 55 years of Independence,” External link

jis Friday, September 16, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We’re very delighted that these excellent projects have been selected for funding support by UNESCO. Each project addresses very important development issues and we are eager to see each of them succeed and contribute to national development,” External link

jis Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m so proud of Dana-Gaye! Making it to the Paralympic Games was no easy feat but she did it. And she promised that she would represent Jamaica well and do her best — and she has by recording her personal best. Jamaica’s athletes are still doing well in Rio and we must give them all the support,” External link

jis Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “I’m so proud of Dana-Gaye! Making it to the Paralympic Games was no easy feat but she did it. And she promised that she would represent Jamaica well and do her best — and she has by recording her personal best. Jamaica’s athletes are still doing well in Rio and we must give them all the support” External link

jis Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Under the MOU, each party will pursue many significant activities, such as the promotion of artistic and cultural exchanges; the distribution and sharing of information and research; assistance to support professional development in culture and the arts and collaboration in the creation and protection of cultural content, amongst other very important activities” External link

jis Monday, September 12, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “However we have an opportunity to forge a special relationship with Chetumal,” “Chetumal is the gateway, it is the place where Reggae enters Mexico” External link

jis Monday, September 12, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “This Reggae Festival is a clear demonstration of the extent to which the people of Mexico have embraced Jamaican culture; and it is an opportunity for our excellent musicians to extend their reach,” External link

jis Monday, September 12, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Elaine Thompson ) : “The Diamond League trophy to go with her Olympic triumphs completes a very good season for Elaine Thompson. She has worked hard and she has been performing well. She is deserving of every success. As a country we are very proud to have both Diamond League 100 metres champions and the women Diamond League 400 metres champion” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:47:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Elaine Thompson ) : “The Diamond League trophy to go with her Olympic triumphs completes a very good season for Elaine Thompson. She has worked hard and she has been performing well. She is deserving of every success. As a country we are very proud to have both Diamond League 100 metres champions and the women Diamond League 400 metres champion” External link

jis Saturday, September 10, 2016 3:33:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Shane Hudson ) : “What a great way to start these Paralympic Games with a season’s best effort from Alphanso in the javelin. Well done Alphanso and I look forward to Dana-Gaye and Shane competing in their respective events. Our athletes are giving of their best and we must always support them,” External link

jis Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:35:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s precisely when people write you off or write us off that we must rise. I want to say to the Reggae Boyz that even if you think people have written you off, this is when you must rise” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 7:21:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “It’s precisely when people write you off or write us off that we must rise. I want to say to the Reggae Boyz that even if you think people have written you off, this is when you must rise” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 7:21:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Earlier this year, something remarkable happened. It was supposed to be impossible, yet it happened anyway,” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Wes Morgan ) : “At the centre of this impossible victory was one Wes Morgan of Jamaican roots,” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Wes Morgan ) : “It is really my pleasure to sit next to Wes Morgan and see that you choose to represent Jamaica rather than England — and it means a lot to us” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We started this project together, we stuck together and dealt with unforeseen challenges, and now because of everybody’s effort our students will have a wonderful environment in which to learn and play when classes resume,” External link

jis Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:55:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “If you have a project that you started on Labour Day that has not yet been completed, go and get it done. Doing that shows that we are responsible citizens who are committed to ensuring that our environment is clean,” “Anything that we start, we will finish” External link

jis Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:55:00 PM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Yes, the team has started working and we’re going over the proposals to ensure that we honour and celebrate the achievements of our Rio heroes in the most fitting way in October,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have a very competent core team and we’ll be able to co-opt additional talent and skills because our aims are clear: we want to ensure that the salute to our athletes mirrors their outstanding achievements; and that the programme of activities that we develop will serve to unite and inspire the whole country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said ( about Elaine Thompson ) : “Elaine Thompson is a top-class champion. She showed the world what she’s capable of in Rio by winning both sprint events and she continues to show her class by setting this meet record in the Diamond League. Elaine is an outstanding record-setter” External link

jis Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:59:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “Yes the team has started working and we’re going over the proposals to ensure that we honour and celebrate the achievements of our Rio heroes in the most fitting way in October,” External link

jis Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:59:00 AM EAT

Olivia Grange said : “We have a very competent core team and we’ll be able to co-opt additional talent and skills because our aims are clear: we want to ensure that the salute to our athletes mirrors their outstanding achievements; and that the programme of activities that we develop will serve to unite and inspire the whole country,” External link

jis Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:59:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister49.01%EN12/10/201810/12/2018
culture minister11.92%EN12/10/201810/12/2018
sport minister10.60%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister of culture9.93%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
minister of sport1.32%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
minister of sports2.65%EN07/04/201704/07/2017
sports minister11.92%EN06/17/201717/06/2017
successor0.66%EN07/13/201613/07/2016
minister of education youth and information0.66%EN05/31/201631/05/2016
prime minister1.32%EN05/24/201624/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Olivia GrangeEN99.29%
Olivia GrangeFR0.47%
Olivia GrangePT0.24%
Olivia “ Babsy ” GrangeEN0.00%


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Olivia Grange said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “I am delighted to be here with Minister Grange today at this the first of several nationally funded women’s shelters. We all recognize, Canada in particular, the importance of having safe spaces for women and their families. We have seen that the covid-19 pandemic has put additional pressures on families as they are in isolation and none too soon this is a timely undertaking and I’m heartened to see that it has the space and the capacity to be able to welcome women and their families…” External link

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Olivia Grange said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “I am very sad to receive news of Barry Moncrieffe’s passing, only a few weeks after we celebrated his 78th birthday at the end of December. Uncle Barry, as many of us called him, was one of the foremost figures in dance in Jamaica," said Grange. She pointed out that he gave 55 years of unbroken service to the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica through various roles as dancer, choreographer and artistic director. He was a central figure in establishing and developing the artistic style and sustainability of the company. Moncrieffe also served as an outstanding dance teacher at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and has been a role model for and an inspiration to several of Jamaica’s outstanding dancers. He was also involved in the fashion industry and was famous for mixing black, white and red to create stunning pieces. " I offer sincerest condolences to his family, his friends and his colleagues,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Christopher Tufton said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “On the 24th, the 25th and the 26th of this month, Minister [of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange and all the rest of us [Government Ministers] will have a National Clean-up Day, in recognition of ridding the country of solid waste as part of the dengue eradication drive,” “We want all citizens of Jamaica to be a part of that. We want every homeowner to look around their yards, take out the solid waste, put them out front and we are going to be working with National Solid Waste Management Authority and all the other agencies to rid this country of solid waste, because solid waste is a major cause of the dengue crisis that we face,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Andrew Holness said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “Minister Grange, the selections that you have curated here for us are excellent,” “Jamaica competed against 110 other countries, and when I look back at the competition they were all very beautiful and talented people, but there was something special about Toni-Ann. A sincerity, an honesty that exuded itself and a sense of purpose, and I believe that that is what determined [her] wearing the crown today” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Horace Chan added ( about Olivia Grange ) : “There is justification to getting that done, and as I say, while I am not the minister directly responsible, I think I do have some influence in the Cabinet, and I will work with [Culture] Minister [Olivia] Grange to see to what extent we can include the small farmers and the Rastafarian community, in particular, to participate efficiently in that industry because it would really be a major, major injustice if it don’t allow that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dr Chang said ( about Olivia Grange ) : “The agreement is to pay for the rent. As we proceed, we expect that shortly after Easter the brothers who need to be put in a home will settle in there and associated activities will be in place. I will personally follow up with Minister (Olivia) Grange to ensure that it is being put in place,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 22, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT