News from the Caribbean:
March 17, 2017
BASSE-POINTE, Martinique -- The world-class surf competition Martinique Surf Pro will be hosted for the third time in Martinique from April 1 to 8, 2017. This World Surf League (WSL) Qualification Series event will take place in the town of Basse-Pointe located on the North Atlantic coast.
May 20, 2016
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A team of jet ski enthusiasts from Martinique spent the past weekend in Saint Lucia exploring logistical arrangements for Saint Lucia’s possible involvement in an international jet ski race in 2017. Martinique recently hosted the first round of Jetracer World...
May 17, 2016
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The first powerboat rally from Florida to Cuba in 58 years will arrive on Tuesday in Havana Bay, which will represent the revival of this event between the United States and the Caribbean island. About 90 American crews will participate in an event that had its...
May 4, 2016
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The controversy over which gymnast will eventually represent Trinidad and Tobago at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil has had more twists and turns than a gymnastics routine. A quick recap: Trinidad-born gymnast Thema Williams, who was announced...
April 23, 2016
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Local support for Thema Williams, the Trinidadian gymnast who was pulled from the 2016 Rio Olympics Test Event -- ostensibly because of a knee injury -- is stronger than ever, following a contentious move by the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation...
April 20, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The sport of gymnastics, so beautiful to watch, is, sadly, no stranger to ugly goings-on off the floor. That has certainly been the case with Trinidad and Tobago's gymnastics fraternity in the cut-throat lead-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics Test Event, which began...
October 7, 2015
VIRGIN GORDA, BVI -- After months of planning and preparations, the BVI Sportfishing Association (BVISFA) is ready to launch with a bang! The BVI Sportfishing Association was founded in 2014 by sport fishing enthusiasts who decided to band together to form a unified voice to speak out on behalf...
July 1, 2015
HAVANA, Cuba -- A flotilla of power boats from Key West, Florida, will arrive in Cuba in November, after participating in the 35th edition of the Offshore Powerboat Racing of the Key West World Racing Championship, to be held on November 8-15. According to the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba...
April 27, 2015
BASSE-POINTE, Martinique -- The final day of the Martinique Surf Pro on Saturday was certainly not lacking in suspense. As hoped for, the two semi-finals and the grand final were of a very high standard offering some thrilling contests at the surf spot at Basse-Pointe. In the end, Hawaiian Joshua Moniz...
April 14, 2015
ALICE TOWN, Bahamas -- Heading into its fourth wahoo fishing season, the popular Wahoo Smackdown Series is returning for its seventh engagement at the world renowned Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina in The Bahamas. Tournament dates have been announced for November 12-14, 2015.
April 11, 2015
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique -- The eyes of the surfing world will be trained on Martinique this spring as The Isle of Flowers hosts the first Martinique Surf Pro, April 21-26, 2015. The only World Surf League (WSL) Qualification Series event to be held in the Caribbean in 2015, Martinique Surf Pro will be...
February 2, 2015
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Ernest Hemingway International Marlin Fishing Tournament, which promises to break attendance records in its 65th edition, will be held on May 25-30 in Havana, Cuba. Carlos Garcia, president of the business group of nautical clubs and marinas, Marlin SA, noted that...
January 8, 2015
ALICE TOWN, Bahamas -- A world class marine artist and an award winning sportfishing photographer are onboard for the next installment of the highly popular Wahoo Smackdown fishing tournament series -- scheduled to return to the docks at the historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina.
October 21, 2014
BROOKLYN, USA -- Normally when most people hear about a domino tournament they mostly think of teams of men competing against each other. The launching of a new female domino team -- the “Iron Ladies” -- within the Belizean/Brooklyn community came about when Claudette Ramos-McKoy...
June 27, 2014
TORTOLA, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands continues to show a strong interest in the sport fishing industry through participation in this year’s St Martin Billfish Tournament in which BVI fisherman Dr Hubert O’Neal competed. For the second year in a row, the BVI Tourist Board attended the event.
June 17, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Thanks to the capture of five dorados and four marlins, a Cuban crew won the 64th Ernest Hemingway International Marlin Fishing Tournament, which was the second most attended edition in the last decade. After four intense days, Santy – the boat that represented the island...
June 10, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Some 20 teams will try from Monday to become champions in the 64th Ernest Hemingway International Marlin Fishing Tournament, one of the oldest events of its kind in the world. The event, promoted in the 1950s by the famous American writer, began in the Marina Residential in Havana.
May 30, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- France, with six boats confirmed, leads the group of countries that will participate from June 9 to 14 at the 64th Ernest Hemingway Marlin Fishing International Tournament in Cuba. Executives of the Marlin SA Nautical and Marinas Business Group told the press...
April 5, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- Adventure racers are set to descend on the Caribbean Island of Dominica this month for the second Annual Nature Island Challenge. Scheduled for April 7-11, four teams will compete in the four-day stage hiking race that covers more than 50 miles along the renowned...
February 1, 2014
ALICE TOWN, Bahamas -- With a record of $90,000 in cash and prizes at stake and an anticipated 40 teams angling for some of that total, Smackdown IV hosted by the historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina should make teams shout, “Wahoooooooo!” The tournament, scheduled for February 27 through March 1...
January 28, 2014
TORTOLA, BVI -- Freestyle skier Peter Adam Crook is heading to Sochi, Russia, next month to compete in the 2014 Olympics as a representative of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). It has been 30 years since the BVI has had an athlete perform for the territory in the Winter Olympics.
December 24, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Six kiteboarders completed the first ever non-stop kiteboard crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, a one way trip of well over 4,000 miles. The team departed November 20, 2013, from Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
December 10, 2013
ALICE TOWN, Bahamas -- With a ton of wahoo freshly caught and stored in freezers for some tasty reminders of the November Wahoo tournament, host Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina in The Bahamas has announced Wahoo Smackdown IV scheduled for February 27 through March 1, 2014.
November 11, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- World-class surfers will gather November 14-17 in Barbados, one of the top surfing destinations in the Caribbean, for the 30th annual Independence Pro Surfing “Soup Bowl.” Surfers will be competing with top talent from around the world for a grand prize of $10,000.
November 6, 2013
ALICE TOWN, Bahamas -- Watch out wahoos! There are two dozen boats in the hunt for your prized meat and a chance to win cash, trophies and prizes at the Bimini Big Game Club’s Wahoo Smackdown III scheduled for November 21-23 in The Bahamas. Documenting the action will be legendary angler...
November 2, 2013
ANTRIM, Northern Ireland -- Two Caribbean teams are participating in an international netball festival by Netball NI in Northern Ireland, which runs from October 31 to November 3. Saint Lucia and Barbados are the Caribbean representatives in a tournament that features Botswana and the hosts...
September 25, 2013
ALICE TOWN, Bahamas -- With more than 150 anglers landing over 6,000 pounds of Wahoo in two more recent tournaments sponsored by the Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina in The Bahamas, management has announced plans for Wahoo Smackdown III scheduled for November 21-23.