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Sports Commentary: A gold medal for Rio staff and volunteers

August 23, 2016
Sports Commentary: A gold medal for Rio staff and volunteers The International Olympic Committee needs to award one more gold medal. This gold needs to go to the volunteers and staff who made Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games a success. I do not remember any organizing committee ever faced with so many crises – a nearly bankrupt government...

West Indies territories benefit from hosting age group tournaments

August 20, 2016
West Indies territories benefit from hosting age group tournaments ST JOHN’S, Antigua - Just about six months after the West Indies under-19 team won its first World Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a fresh round of preparation has begun with age group tournaments.  So far from July – August the under-15, under-17 and under-19...

Bahamas Shaunae Miller wins Olympic title in women's 400 meters

August 17, 2016
Bahamas Shaunae Miller wins Olympic title in women's 400 meters RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- One plunge across the finish line on Monday brought pure gold to the islands of The Bahamas as Shaunae Miller claimed the crown as the fastest female quarter-miler in the world! Miller won The Bahamas’ 13th Olympic medal on Monday night and sixth gold.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt flies into the history books

August 16, 2016
Jamaica's Usain Bolt flies into the history books RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Jamaica’s Usain Bolt flew into the history books on Sunday evening winning, for the third consecutive time, the men’s 100m at the Olympic Games. And, of course, he did it in fine style, clocking 9.81 seconds, coming from behind to beat the USA’s Justin Gatlin.

Grenada Olympians represent proudest moment, says PM

August 16, 2016
Grenada Olympians represent proudest moment, says PM ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has described the success of Kirani James and Bralon Taplin in reaching the finals of the Olympics 400m as one of the proudest moments in the history of Grenadian life. Mitchell, who was attending several...

'Shabby treatment' of Sammy unacceptable, says St Vincent PM

August 13, 2016
'Shabby treatment' of Sammy unacceptable, says St Vincent PM KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has written to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over what he described as its “shabby treatment” of cricketer Darren Sammy. Sammy was removed recently as captain and player...

Jamaicans excited about their athletes and a little nervous about Rio

August 6, 2016
Jamaicans excited about their athletes and a little nervous about Rio KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Excited anticipation is at its peak in Jamaica on the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio. Patriotic fervour, with support for Jamaican track athletes in particular, is expected to grow. However, inadequate accommodation arrangements and security concerns are putting...

Controversial Cayman Islander joins executive of regional football union

July 27, 2016
Controversial Cayman Islander joins executive of regional football union GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), Bruce Blake, has secured a seat on the executive committee of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) after elections in Miami this weekend. Blake, who has yet to explain fully...

Sports Commentary: This is not politics, this shamelessness

July 26, 2016
Sports Commentary: This is not politics, this shamelessness The head of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledged that in fact they do not have any evidence of abuse of Russian athletes at the Sochi Olympic Games, besides an interview with the former head of the anti-doping laboratory in Moscow. The head of USADA explained...

Cuba and Dominican Republic to open 2017 Caribbean baseball series

July 25, 2016
Cuba and Dominican Republic to open 2017 Caribbean baseball series HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba will debut versus the Dominican Republic in the first game of the Caribbean Baseball Series that will take place from February 1 to 7, 2017, in the Mexican city of Culiacan. JIT sports publication stated that Cubans and Dominicans will face each other at...

Joel Garner appointed team manager for West Indies senior men's team

July 18, 2016
Joel Garner appointed team manager for West Indies senior men's team ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Joel Garner as team manager for the West Indies senior men’s team. He joined the team for the upcoming four-Test series against India, which starts this coming Thursday in Antigua. The contract will be for...

Throwing down the gauntlet for the third RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada

July 16, 2016
Throwing down the gauntlet for the third RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada LONDON, England -- The third edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada will start on Saturday, November 26, 2016, and the line-up will include MOD70s and Maxi yachts vying for the prestigious IMA Transatlantic Trophy awarded to the line honours monohull winner.

Miguel Cummins named in West Indies squad for first Test

July 13, 2016
Miguel Cummins named in West Indies squad for first Test ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has named fast bowler Miguel Cummins as replacement for Jerome Taylor in the 13-member squad to face India in the upcoming first Test match against India. Cummins, 25, has played 41 first-class matches.

New chairman of West Indies selectors wants to reinforce selection policy

July 12, 2016
New chairman of West Indies selectors wants to reinforce selection policy ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Newly appointed West Indies chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, wants consistent performance to be central to the selection process, with the aim of ensuring that players understand that outstanding performance in first class cricket will be rewarded.

Barbados cricket legends tour England

July 9, 2016
Barbados cricket legends tour England LONDON, England -- The Barbados High Commission to the UK recently hosted a cricket tour from Barbados that included a combined team of the cricket legends and members of the BCA national team. The tour, conceptualised by High Commissioner Guy Hewitt in conjunction with...

CARICOM to create new prime ministerial sub-committee on cricket

July 8, 2016
CARICOM to create new prime ministerial sub-committee on cricket GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Effective governance of Caribbean cricket has long been an issue under the radar of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and incoming CARICOM chairman, prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, told media operatives...

Sports Commentary: A Caribbean-American U-12 midfielder who plays up

July 6, 2016
Sports Commentary: A Caribbean-American U-12 midfielder who plays up Twelve- year-old Alanna Finn is a defensive midfielder who plays up with the U-14 Girls’ team of the Maryland Rush Montgomery Soccer club in the Super Y Soccer league. Finn’s style of play is attaching with sudden bursts of explosive speed. She often develops a play from deep...

Athletes compete for CARICOM 10K title on Sunday

July 1, 2016
Athletes compete for CARICOM 10K title on Sunday GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The 12th Annual CARICOM 10K race takes place this Sunday at 6:00 am in Georgetown, Guyana, under the Theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’. The CARICOM 10K race is held to coincide with the regular meeting of the conference of...

US wins Cuba's biggest Hemingway billfish tournament in history

June 22, 2016
US wins Cuba's biggest Hemingway billfish tournament in history HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The United States won the 66th edition of the Ernest Hemingway International Fishing Tournament, the biggest ever in history held in Havana, Cuba, with over 500 enthusiasts. After four intense days, the US crew "Unbelievable" won the crown among...

Nicolosi wins 24th International Optimist Regatta in USVI

June 21, 2016
Nicolosi wins 24th International Optimist Regatta in USVI ST THOMAS, USVI -- Mia Nicolosi is quick to tell you that her ambition in sailing isn’t earning the Top Girl prize. Instead, Nicolosi sets her sights on the overall top trophy, beating all the other girls and boys alike. The 13-year-old St Thomas Yacht Club sailor achieved her goal by winning...

Cleveland Cavaliers are 2015-2016 NBA champions

June 21, 2016
Cleveland Cavaliers are 2015-2016 NBA champions WILLEMSTAD Curacao -- The first team ever to come back from a 3-1 deficit in National Basketball Association history, the Cleveland Cavaliers were led by a triple-double performance by Akron’s very own son, Lebron James. The city of Cleveland four years ago was at zero but on Sunday night they...

West Indies and England for three-match ODI series in early 2017

June 20, 2016
West Indies and England for three-match ODI series in early 2017 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the England Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that West Indies will host England in a three-match one-day international series from February to March 2017.  The teams will play the first two matches at the Sir Vivian...

St Lucian youth selected for international youth leadership forum

June 20, 2016
St Lucian youth selected for international youth leadership forum CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Canaries native and youth leader Vernet Longville will soon be taking the trip of a lifetime to Lyon in France to represent Saint Lucia and the Caribbean at a prestigious international youth forum. Longville, a young teacher at the Canaries Infant School, has been...

UN health agency panel sees 'very low' risk of zika spread from Olympics

June 16, 2016
UN health agency panel sees 'very low' risk of zika spread from Olympics GENEVA, Switzerland -- An expert panel of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday concluded that, while the zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread...

International Optimist Regatta kicks-off this week in USVI

June 15, 2016
International Optimist Regatta kicks-off this week in USVI ST THOMAS, USVI -- A near-record 115 8- to 15-year-old sailors representing seven countries set sail from June 17 to 19 in the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by Electronic Merchant System (EMS) in the US Virgin Islands. Their participation will be prefaced by taking...

Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta comes to an end with great results

June 14, 2016
Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta comes to an end with great results SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- After two full days of intense competition, blue skies and perfect weather conditions, close to 300 sailors from all ages participated to the best of their abilities at the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta (PRHIR) and the Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta.

St Kitts Warner Park gets EC$500,000 facelift for international cricket series

June 13, 2016
St Kitts Warner Park gets EC$500,000 facelift for international cricket series BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The Warner Park Cricket Stadium is ready to welcome players and fans as the West Indies Tri-Nation Series moved to St Kitts on Saturday. The series, being contested by teams from South Africa, Australia and hosts West Indies, began on June 3, 2016.

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