News from the Caribbean:
November 24, 2016
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...
November 18, 2016
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...
July 10, 2015
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...
June 22, 2015
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.
November 20, 2014
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...
June 14, 2014
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.
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.
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.
June 26, 2013
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.