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Passport kiosks to be introduced at Barbados airport next February

November 24, 2016
Passport kiosks to be introduced at Barbados airport next February BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Minister with responsibility for immigration, Senator Darcy Boyce, announced on Wednesday that new border control technology would be introduced at the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados next year, aimed at speeding...

Letter: Grenada's international tennis star Akilah James seeks sponsorship

November 18, 2016
Letter: Grenada's international tennis star Akilah James seeks sponsorship Akilah James was born in Brooklyn to a Grenadian father, Augustine James, fondly known as “Fly” and an Antiguan mother, Andrea Peters. Mr James has been her official coach and mentor since she was seven years old, until recently when he suffered a stroke and is now unable to...

Commentary: Wimbledon's 'all-white' tradition - the Confederate flag of tennis

July 10, 2015
Commentary: Wimbledon's 'all-white' tradition - the Confederate flag of tennis Truth be told, I have never understood why Wimbledon – now in final matches at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club yesterday – is generally regarded as the most prestigious of the four major tennis championships (aka Grand Slams). I understand regarding it as the oldest, given that it was...

Volaris inaugurates flights from Mexico to Guatemala

June 22, 2015
Volaris inaugurates flights from Mexico to Guatemala MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- Volaris, the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the most extensive route network servicing Mexico and the US, has inaugurated two new flights to Guatemala City from Cancun, Quintana Roo, and Guadalajara, Jalisco, as part of the carrier's international expansion plans.

Aruba hosts the world's largest beach tennis competition

November 20, 2014
Aruba hosts the world's largest beach tennis competition ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Beach tennis has quickly become one of the fastest growing sports on the globe, combining elements taken from beach volleyball, tennis, badminton and table tennis to create the unique and fast-paced national pastime of Aruba. As the first Caribbean island to embrace the sport...

'Dreadlock Destroyer' upsets world number one Nadal

June 14, 2014
'Dreadlock Destroyer' upsets world number one Nadal HALLE, Germany -- In less than one hour Germany's Dustin Brown upset the world's number one tennis player and nine-time French Open Champion Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Gary Weber Open in Halle, Germany, on Thursday. Dubbed the “dreadlock destroyer”, Brown was a man on a mission.

Cuban and Bahamian tennis players share training

April 9, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Young tennis players from Cuba and The Bahamas, of both sexes, participated on Monday in joint training sessions at the 19 de Noviembre Court Complex, east of the capital Havana. Taking part in this first bilateral exchange are 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-year-old players.

Schalet and Pratt win 2013 SVG Tennis Singles titles

August 24, 2013
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Myles Schalet of the USA lived up to the expectations of his coach and supporters, when he defeated seventh seed Sami Kirberg in the finals of the 2013 National Lotteries Authority-sponsored Seventh SVG ITF Junior Tennis Tournament, at the National Tennis Centre.

Akilah James: A Grenadian-American success story

June 26, 2013
Akilah James: A Grenadian-American success story BROOKLYN, New York -- In sifting through the plethora of great achievements and performances in every conceivable area of human endeavour, one comes across the name Akilah James. She has persuasively demonstrated her own spectacular talent as a young sportswoman and considerable ability as...

Antigua's Raymond selected for ITF/Grand Slam touring team

December 3, 2011
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda’s D’Jeri Raymond has been selected for an International Tennis Federation (ITF)/Grand Slam junior touring team, which will compete in a series of junior tournaments during January and February 2012.

Caribbean expert shows diversity leadership for tennis association

September 19, 2011
NEW YORK, USA -- A Caribbean-American is helping the United States Tennis Association (USTA) with its mission to introduce diverse audiences to the gentlefolks' game, with the intention of changing the colour of tennis.

Jamaica's Brown garnering attention at US Open

September 2, 2010
NEW YORK, USA (MCT) -- He grew up in Jamaica, wears long dreadlocks and fluorescent shoelaces, and is a 6-5 serve-and-volley specialist. He is so cash-strapped that he drives to second-tier European tournaments in a Volkswagen van.

USVI native helping Haitian talent shine

August 7, 2010
ST THOMAS, USVI (MCT) -- John Wilkins was already working with Haitian tennis players long before an earthquake left their country's capital in shambles last January. In fact, Wilkins has been working with one of the Haitian Davis Cup team members since he was 11 years old.

 




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