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America's Cup Oracle team to move to Bermuda next month

March 30, 2015
America's Cup Oracle team to move to Bermuda next month HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The Bermuda Housing Corporation (BHC), in conjunction with the Bermudiana Beach development team have collectively agreed to assist Team Oracle as they transition to Bermuda for the impending America’s Cup sailing event. “Team Oracle is due to be housed in the Dockyard...

Regional champions confirmed for Barbados rally

March 30, 2015
Regional champions confirmed for Barbados rally BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Regional champions Jeffrey Panton, who has won his home event Rally Jamaica a record eight times, John Powell, the four-time winner of Rally Trinidad, and Kyle Gregg, who won Rally Jamaica last year, have confirmed their entries for Sol Rally Barbados 2015.

Suzuki Challenge Series is Go! this weekend

March 28, 2015
Suzuki Challenge Series is Go! this weekend BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Two exciting new one-make circuit racing championships that look set to revolutionise regional motor sport – the Suzuki Challenge Series – were introduced to the media on Thursday at Bushy Park Barbados, ahead of the inaugural races at this weekend’s Valvoline...

BVI rugby team competes in Hong Kong

March 28, 2015
BVI rugby team competes in Hong Kong HONG KONG -- Fifteen players from the British Virgin Islands Rugby Football Union are in Hong Kong to compete in the 14th annual Kowloon RugbyFest 2015, also known as the Kowloon 10s. This is the second time the BVI Rugby Football Union has competed in the Kowloon 10s.

America's Cup rule changes to reduce operational costs

March 27, 2015
America's Cup rule changes to reduce operational costs HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The competitors and organizers of the 2017 America’s Cup due to take place in Bermuda are planning to implement a series of rule changes to dramatically reduce team operational costs, primarily by racing in a smaller boat. “After reviewing prototypes of the new AC45 sports boats...

St Maarten golf team wins prestigious three-country golf tournament

March 25, 2015
St Maarten golf team wins prestigious three-country golf tournament THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- The St Maarten Golf Team was crowned the 2015 Champion of the annual three-country golf tournament between Anguilla, St Martin and St Maarten. After five years, the 20-member St Maarten Team finally succeeded in winning this prestigious cup.

Flying colours for Antigua Sailing Week

March 24, 2015
Flying colours for Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- With less than a month to go to the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, over 100 yachts are entered to take part in the Caribbean's longest running regatta, with more entries expected over the coming weeks. Antigua Sailing Week is expected to attract several thousand sailors.

Guyanese circuit racing champion heads for SR3 Cup at Bushy Park Barbados

March 24, 2015
Guyanese circuit racing champion heads for SR3 Cup at Bushy Park Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Multiple Guyanese circuit racing Champion Mark Vieira returns to race at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend (March 28/29), as two exciting new one-make motor racing championships are launched at the Valvoline Glassesco John ‘Tiny’ Harrison Memorial Race Meet.

Bushy Park Barbados 'a catalyst for development'

March 23, 2015
Bushy Park Barbados 'a catalyst for development' WORTHING, Barbados -- The potential for the redeveloped Bushy Park Barbados to become a catalyst for progress in the real estate and small business sectors has been high-lighted in the eighth edition of The Red Book, an annual survey of the island’s property market, published by realtor Terra Caribbean.

Simmons appointed new West Indies head coach

March 21, 2015
Simmons appointed new West Indies head coach ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday the appointment of Phil Simmons to the role of West Indies head coach on a three-year contract. The 51-year-old Simmons was one of seven people interviewed for the post and following his eight years of unparallelled...

WICB responds to ticket price complaints in the UK

March 21, 2015
WICB responds to ticket price complaints in the UK ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Friday that it has been made aware that concerns have been expressed about advance ticket-pricing for the upcoming International Home Series between West Indies and England through the Official Tour Operator programme.

Roger, roger: Thumbs up for Sol Rally Barbados

March 21, 2015
Roger, roger: Thumbs up for Sol Rally Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Local hero Roger ‘The Sheriff’ Skeete, 13-time overall winner of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event, and former UK National Rally Champion Roger Duckworth – fifth overall and winner of WRC-2 for the past two years – have confirmed participation in...

Sports Commentary: The WICB again demonstrates a painful inability to cleanse itself

March 18, 2015
Sports Commentary: The WICB again demonstrates a painful inability to cleanse itself And so here we go again, Dave Cameron has been re-elected president for a second term and in the process the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has again demonstrated its painful inability or interest in cleansing itself. There may be duplication in the structure of the WICB in some other part...

ICC Annual Conference 2015 to take place in Barbados

March 17, 2015
ICC Annual Conference 2015 to take place in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) Annual Conference 2015 will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, from 22-26 June. This will be the first time the ICC’s annual meetings have taken place in the West Indies, with delegates from over 50 ICC members to attend.

Cricket fans urged to support Antigua-Barbuda test match in April

March 17, 2015
Cricket fans urged to support Antigua-Barbuda test match in April ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda is urging citizens and residents as well as Caribbean cricket fans to support the first Test match between the West Indies and England from April 13-17, 2015, at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds (SVRCG) at North Sound.

West Indies beat UAE to move on to World Cup quarter-finals

March 16, 2015
West Indies beat UAE to move on to World Cup quarter-finals NAPIER, New Zealand -- Captain Jason Holder led from the front with a match-winning bowling performance as West Indies beat United Arab Emirates at McLean Park on Sunday. The 23-year-old took 4-27 to win the Man-of-the-Match award – the third four-wicket haul of his career.

UK motor club members to head to Barbados for May rally

March 14, 2015
UK motor club members to head to Barbados for May rally BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The largest-ever group to visit Sol Rally Barbados from one motor club in the UK is making a celebratory trip this year. Led by legendary BMW driver Martin Stockdale, the ‘Worksop Warriors’ will field four cars in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) 25th Anniversary...

Outcomes from WICB directors and annual general meetings

March 10, 2015
Outcomes from WICB directors and annual general meetings KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) gathered for a series of meetings last Friday and Saturday in Kingston, Jamaica. At the directors’ meeting, the following decisions were made and reports received: Caribbean Premier League The directors received an update...

WICB president and vice president re-elected

March 9, 2015
WICB president and vice president re-elected KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Incumbents Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan were re-elected to the posts of president and vice president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) at the 16th Annual General Meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday. Cameron prevailed eight votes to four.

India beat West Indies by four wickets

March 7, 2015
India beat West Indies by four wickets PERTH, Australia -- West Indies gave a spirited bowling effort but fell by four wickets against India at the WACA Ground on Friday night in their fifth Pool B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. After being dismissed for 182, the Windies bowlers rebounded to have the Indians at 107-5.

Jamaica takes early lead in Caribbean Motor Racing Championship

March 6, 2015
Jamaica takes early lead in Caribbean Motor Racing Championship OLD HOPE, Jamaica -- Jamaica, host country of the opening round of the 2015 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship last weekend (February 28/March 1), has taken a huge early lead in the Country standings; highest points-scorer for the home side was Jordan Powell.

RORC Caribbean 600: The finest yacht race in the Caribbean

March 3, 2015
RORC Caribbean 600: The finest yacht race in the Caribbean ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Arguably the best fleet of offshore racing yachts that has ever gathered in the Caribbean, took part in the seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. 66 yachts started the 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, with numerous world champions, America's Cup...

South Africa crush West Indies

February 28, 2015
South Africa crush West Indies SYDNEY, Australia -- West Indies suffered a heavy defeat by 257 runs to South Africa, but remained in contention for a place in the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Proteas captain AB deVilliers made a superb 162 not out off just 66 balls as his team made 408-5 off 50 overs.

Third time lucky as Bella Mente wins RORC Caribbean 600

February 28, 2015
Third time lucky as Bella Mente wins RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Hap Fauth's American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600. Whilst several yachts were still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February, none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente's corrected time.

RORC Caribbean 600: 43 yachts still racing

February 27, 2015
RORC Caribbean 600: 43 yachts still racing ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- By the morning of Day Four of the RORC Caribbean 600, 19 yachts had completed the race and 43 yachts were still racing. The lighter southerly wind had switched back to an easterly direction with substantial cloud activity providing changeable conditions for the competitors.

Multihull race record broken in RORC Caribbean 600

February 26, 2015
Multihull race record broken in RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Lloyd Thornburg's MOD 70, Phaedo3 crossed the finish line of the seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 20:35:30 AST on 24th February 2015 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 9 hours, 35 minutes and 30 seconds, breaking the multihull race record set by Claude Thelier...

Gayle smashes record breaking double century as West Indies beat Zimbabwe

February 25, 2015
Gayle smashes record breaking double century as West Indies beat Zimbabwe CANBERRA, Australia -- Chris Gayle played the greatest innings in Cricket World Cup history – slamming the tournament’s first double century – as West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs (Duckworth/Lewis Method) on Tuesday night. The powerful left-hander made 215 off just 147 balls.

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