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Not playing by the rules will hamper the successful development of Caribbean sport

August 9, 2017
Not playing by the rules will hamper the successful development of Caribbean sport The Caribbean usually evokes images of white sand, sparkling blue waters, and tourists generally participating in paddle-boarding, kayaking, kitesurfing, and windsurfing. However, sport such as cricket is supremely important to the proud and diverse people of a comparatively tiny segment of the world.

Jamaica's superstar sprinter comes in third to an old, unloved rival in his final race

August 8, 2017
Jamaica's superstar sprinter comes in third to an old, unloved rival in his final race LONDON, England -- After the excitement of his final race on Jamaican soil at Kingston's National Stadium, Jamaicans at home and abroad were filled with nervous anticipation – and a sense of celebration – as their adored champion sprinter Usain Bolt entered the Olympic Stadium in Stratford...

Sports Commentary: Violations of the USVI Soccer Association statutes and financial irregularities

August 7, 2017
Sports Commentary: Violations of the USVI Soccer Association statutes and financial irregularities While there are many ways to obtain information from soccer associations all over the world, it appears that the most direct way is to ask pertinent questions and raise concerns. In the US Virgin Islands, for example, there has been almost two decades of secreting away of financial information from...

How are the West Indies shaping up ahead of the 2019 World Cup?

August 2, 2017
How are the West Indies shaping up ahead of the 2019 World Cup? With legends of days gone by like Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards, Brian Lara, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh all to call on for inspiration, there should be no shortage of talented young West Indian cricketers stepping into the limelight over the next few years. With young players in the...

Sports Commentary: Trinidad hosts regional swimming championships

July 24, 2017
Sports Commentary: Trinidad hosts regional swimming championships The Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championship Games were held In Trinidad and Tobago last month at the National Aquatic centre in Balmain Village, Couva. In an August 5, 2016, media statement, former prime minister Kamla Persad Bissessar stated:

Sports Commentary: Belize Football League in big trouble

July 13, 2017
Sports Commentary: Belize Football League in big trouble In all the years that I played football in my country of Belize and here in the United States, I have never seen a set of people who are dysfunctional like some of the officers who have managed the Belize Football League and are aspiring to run for office. What hurts me the most is that some of these individuals...

CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off

July 8, 2017
CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off NEW YORK, USA -- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) was due to kick off the 14th edition of CONCACAF Gold Cup on Friday night in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area in front of a capacity crowd. This summer's marquee...

'I don't think, I've ever been that nervous!' - Usain Bolt as he finished his final race in Jamaica

June 13, 2017
'I don't think, I've ever been that nervous!' - Usain Bolt as he finished his final race in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- It was his last official race in Jamaica: Before Usain Bolt finishes his career as the fastest man alive in 2017 in London, he said farewell where everything began: In Kingston, Jamaica. Bolt had his last official race in Jamaica at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium.

Guyana and Suriname score medals at Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku

May 29, 2017
Guyana and Suriname score medals at Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Guyana and Suriname each earned three medals – one silver and two bronze – at the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games, which concluded last week in Baku, Azerbaijan, thereby ranking joint 30th among the 55 countries competing. For Suriname, Miguel Van-Assen scored silver...

West Indies Under-19 squad named for tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe

May 27, 2017
West Indies Under-19 squad named for tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has named the West Indies Under-19 squad for tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The tours are being undertaken as part of the Windies Under-19s’ build-up to the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

NACAC rejects proposal to rewrite world records

May 12, 2017
NACAC rejects proposal to rewrite world records SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Officials of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) has rejected a proposal by the European Athletics Council, which recommended the rewriting of athletics records book. The proposal, announced by European Athletics...

Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday

May 10, 2017
Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday ST JOHN’S, Antigua --- Following on from the overwhelming success of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, an impressive range of yachts from all over the world will depart from Antigua on their 935 nautical mile race to Bermuda on Friday. There will be one start for the 21-boat fleet racing...

Four uncapped players in West Indies Women's squad to ICC Women's World Cup

May 9, 2017
Four uncapped players in West Indies Women's squad to ICC Women's World Cup ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board has named a 15-member squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup from June 24 to July 23 in England. Making their maiden trip with the squad are: Reniece Boyce, a 19-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman from regional champions...

Antigua Sailing Week: A golden year

May 8, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week: A golden year ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The grand awards ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson's Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. Thousands of sailors attended the ceremony and whilst all of the respective class...

St Lucia programme tackles lack of opportunities for disabled people in sport

May 8, 2017
St Lucia programme tackles lack of opportunities for disabled people in sport CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Twenty-five coaches, special education teachers and community youth mentors from across Saint Lucia attended a two-day workshop to understand better how sport can offer a wide range of benefits to amputees, people with congenital limb deficiencies and persons with...

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 4: Discards reshuffle the pack

May 6, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 4: Discards reshuffle the pack ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The penultimate day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in near perfect conditions off the south coast of Antigua. The Caribbean surf and sea state had moderated in comparison to the start of the regatta, but the strength of the competition was undiminished.

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 3: Hotting up in Antigua

May 4, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 3: Hotting up in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The third day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was once again blessed with glorious conditions. Squally pewter skies cleared shortly after the first warning gun and the breeze slowly woke up as the skies cleared, touching 17 knots at times. Ten teams...

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 2: Buzzing in Antigua

May 3, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 2: Buzzing in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The second day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was blessed with awesome conditions, easterly trade winds pumping solid breeze over the cliffs and through the bays on the stunning south coast of Antigua. Add bright sunshine and the infamous Antiguan...

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 1: Old traditions, new ways

May 2, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 1: Old traditions, new ways ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Winning skippers on the first day of Antigua Sailing Week included Sir Richard Matthews, taking part in his 37th Antigua Sailing Week and 18-year-old Jules Mitchell, who has never skippered at the regatta before. With full blown trade winds piping up to 20 knots in the gusts, the 50th edition...

Impressive entry list for the Antigua-Bermuda Race

May 2, 2017
Impressive entry list for the Antigua-Bermuda Race ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- An impressive entry list is taking shape for the Antigua-Bermuda Race, which starts from Antigua on Friday May12, 2017. With 22 entries, including 17 over 50ft and seven Maxis and one SuperMaxi, the sight of the fleet departing for the 900 nautical mile race will be nothing short of...

Thriller around Antigua

May 1, 2017
Thriller around Antigua ST JOHN'S, Antigua --The Peters & May Round Antigua Race produced a spectacular match race between two magnificent ocean greyhounds with an unbelievable finish. Sir Peter Harrison's British ketch Sojana and Jean-Paul Riviere's French sloop, Nomad IV battled it out for the 52 miles.

Horse racing continues to thrive in the Caribbean

April 7, 2017
Horse racing continues to thrive in the Caribbean Horse racing has a rich history in the Caribbean: the sport takes place not just on the English-speaking islands of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, but also in Dominican Republic, Martinique and Puerto Rico. The most prestigious and popular race in the Caribbean is the Clasico...

Cameron and Nanthan back as president and vice president for WICB

March 31, 2017
Cameron and Nanthan back as president and vice president for WICB ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Almost four years to the date, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan were again elected president and vice president respectively, of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Sunday, March 26. The unanimous decision was taken by all 12 of the cricket...

West Indies, Afghanistan to meet in T20Is, ODIs in June

March 30, 2017
West Indies, Afghanistan to meet in T20Is, ODIs in June ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has announced that Afghanistan will play three Twenty20 and three One-day Internationals on their tour of the Caribbean in May/June this year. It will be the first time that the Afghans will be playing West Indies in a series on Caribbean soil.

West Indies name 13-man squad for first and second T20s vs Pakistan

March 27, 2017
West Indies name 13-man squad for first and second T20s vs Pakistan BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Selection Panel has announced the 13-man squad for first and second Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan. The World T20 champions will play the series-opener against the visitors on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora

March 22, 2017
Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda; the home of the 35th America's Cup. The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in history as...

Martinique welcomes the third edition of Martinique Surf Pro

March 17, 2017
Martinique welcomes the third edition of Martinique Surf Pro 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.

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