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Grenada beat Saint Lucia in CONCACAF Women's U20

July 30, 2015
Grenada beat Saint Lucia in CONCACAF Women's U20 CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Grenada beat Saint Lucia 4-2 in the second game of the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Tournament, Caribbean Zone Group 2. Playing on Tuesday evening at Mindoo Phillip Park in Castries, Saint Lucia, the Grenadians were coming off a 0-5 loss to Jamaica.

St Lucia to host CONCACAF women's championship

July 20, 2015
St Lucia to host CONCACAF women's championship CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Football Association is set to host international football again this month. Mindoo Phillip Park will be the venue for the Caribbean Zone Group 2 of the 2015 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship. Grenada and Jamaica will be the other two participating teams.

Grenadian athletes honoured in Toronto

July 20, 2015
Grenadian athletes honoured in Toronto TORONTO, Canada -- Grenadian athletes competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto were congratulated and toasted on Friday evening by relatives, friends and other Grenadian nationals. The athletes, as well as coaches and Grenada sports officials, were the guests of honour at a reception...

WICB continues series of town-hall meetings to re-engage the public

July 17, 2015
WICB continues series of town-hall meetings to re-engage the public KINGSTON, Jamaica -- As part of continued efforts for the public to participate in the series of town-hall meetings, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will be in Saint Lucia and Guyana over the next two weeks. Fans in those two territories will get the chance to ask questions and make comments about the sport.

WICB discontinues disciplinary action against Gayle

July 17, 2015
WICB discontinues disciplinary action against Gayle ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has discontinued a disciplinary charge brought against West Indies opener Chris Gayle. On January 11 this year, Gayle made public comments during a post-match interview that were critical of the selection policy of the WICB, when Kieron Pollard...

Dominica Football Association spared from FIFA suspension

July 16, 2015
Dominica Football Association spared from FIFA suspension ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Dominica Football Association (DFA) can consider itself lucky after being spared a suspension by football’s world governing body FIFA, because of a lawsuit brought against the Association by former DFA president Dexter Francis. Francis, who alleged that Glen Etienne’s...

Sports Commentary: More accountability needed from Caribbean sports administrators

July 15, 2015
Sports Commentary: More accountability needed from Caribbean sports administrators The recent allegations of bribery and corruption that rocked football’s world governing body FIFA should be warning signs for regional sports administrators to take a critical look at its practices and procedures along with its organisational structure and begin to give urgent consideration to reforms.

Sports Commentary: The failure and potential of the Caribbean Games

July 10, 2015
Sports Commentary: The failure and potential of the Caribbean Games The heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) wrapped up their two-day caucus in Bridgetown, Barbados, and, as anticipated, the leaders failed to capitalise on the tremendous potential of sports as an economic vehicle. In the previous column I outlined some of the decisions taken...

CONCACAF announces reform framework

July 7, 2015
CONCACAF announces reform framework MIAMI, USA -- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has announced that its executive committee has approved an expansive reform framework that seeks to substantially strengthen the Confederation's governance, management, and operations.

Sports Commentary: CARICOM needs renewed attention to sports

July 4, 2015
Sports Commentary: CARICOM needs renewed attention to sports Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are meeting this week in Barbados for their annual conference, where they will discuss issues of regional importance, including addressing the economic challenges facing member countries. The leaders, representing 15 member states...

New Key West-Havana power boat race planned

July 1, 2015
New Key West-Havana power boat race planned HAVANA, Cuba -- A flotilla of power boats from Key West, Florida, will arrive in Cuba in November, after participating in the 35th edition of the Offshore Powerboat Racing of the Key West World Racing Championship, to be held on November 8-15. According to the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba...

Sports Commentary: Producing more Kirani-type athletes

June 30, 2015
Sports Commentary: Producing more Kirani-type athletes Kirani James continues to do us so proud! Moreover, I am pleased that the authorities – at every turn – do not allow his performances to go unnoticed. The prime minister, in his last national address, did so; as well as did minister of sport Emmalin Pierre, who has consistently applauded the efforts of Kirani.

WICB directors meet in Barbados

June 29, 2015
WICB directors meet in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) gathered for a regularly-scheduled, quarterly directors meeting on Friday and Saturday in Barbados. The following decisions were taken: Future Tours Programme The West Indies team will take part in a three-nation series...

ICC annual conference week starts in Barbados on Monday

June 22, 2015
ICC annual conference week starts in Barbados on Monday BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (ICC) -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference week will begin in Barbados on Monday, with the associate and affiliate members’ meeting, and will conclude with the IBC board meeting on 26 June. The conference is being hosted by the West Indies...

MVP title stolen in an arena full of eye witnesses

June 20, 2015
MVP title stolen in an arena full of eye witnesses WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Call the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security; this is a matter of national security, call President Obama to issue an executive order... Call Interpol, call the voodoo priest, call the Chinese witch doctor, call Jerry Springer, call Fidel Castro, call Sylvester Stallone, Rambo and the Expendables!

Warriors disarm and overthrow the king and king's men; the kingdom has fallen

June 18, 2015
Warriors disarm and overthrow the king and king's men; the kingdom has fallen WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Warriors won the opening tip off and quickly dropped behind by a handful, but by the end of the first quarter Cleveland was down by 13 points with 9 turnovers. Cleveland started off the second quarter with the "Russian Mason" Mozgov building a house from three blocks...

Three new winners in Suzuki Challenge Series

June 17, 2015
Three new winners in Suzuki Challenge Series BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Three new winners joined the Suzuki Challenge Series roll of honour, as the competition intensified in round three at Bushy Park Barbados on Sunday. In the Swift Cup, Barry Gale and Jamaica’s David Summerbell Jnr brought the number of race-winners to five in the first nine races.

Is Curacao 'King James' territory?

June 16, 2015
Is Curacao 'King James' territory? WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander ("The Great") is the supreme monarch of the autonomous glorious land of Curacao, but a battle is in the offing as another king approaches from the northeast, looking to take over the small Dutch Caribbean islands by his sheer will...

Sir Wes Hall inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

June 12, 2015
Sir Wes Hall inducted into ICC Hall of Fame KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Thursday congratulated Sir Wes Hall on being inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame. Sir Wes, a former outstanding fast bowler, played in 48 Tests from 1958 to 1969 in which he took 192 wickets, including five wickets...

Rally stars to face off in Suzuki Challenge Series in Barbados

June 12, 2015
Rally stars to face off in Suzuki Challenge Series in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Paul ‘Surfer’ Bourne and Roger ‘The Sheriff’ Skeete will transfer their age-old rivalry from rally stage to racetrack on Sunday when they compete in round three of the Suzuki Challenge Series at Bushy Park Barbados. While the two former Rally Barbados winners will contest...

FIFA says no legal grounds to remove 2018 World Cup from Russia

June 11, 2015
FIFA says no legal grounds to remove 2018 World Cup from Russia GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- In a press release on Wednesday, the Russian Embassy in Guyana referred to a number of reprints from US and British press claiming that Russia’s World Cup 2018 application could be reconsidered that have been published in local newspapers.

CONCACAF postpones Under-15 Boys' Championship 2015

June 9, 2015
CONCACAF postpones Under-15 Boys' Championship 2015 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) executive committee has decided to postpone until further notice of the CONCACAF Under-15 Boys’ Championship 2015 due to be held in the Cayman Islands and...

West Indies lose first Test against Australia by nine wickets

June 6, 2015
West Indies lose first Test against Australia by nine wickets ROSEAU, Dominica -- Resolute half-centuries from veteran Marlon Samuels and rookie Shane Dowrich failed to inspire West Indies and they lost the first Test against Australia by nine wickets in Dominica on Friday. Samuels hit the top score of 74 and Dowrich supported with 70, but no other batsman...

NY Cosmos beat Cuba 4-1 in Havana

June 5, 2015
NY Cosmos beat Cuba 4-1 in Havana HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The New York Cosmos beat the Cuban national team 4-1 in a historic match played under a drizzle at Pedro Marrero stadium in Havana. Watched by more than 20,000 spectators, the visitors’ goals were scored by Zimbabwean striker Lucky Mkosana, in the 8th and 41st...

Blatter to step down as FIFA president

June 3, 2015
Blatter to step down as FIFA president ZURICH, Switzerland -- Sepp Blatter announced on Tuesday that he will step down as FIFA president. He had been re-elected to the position just days ago after a term of office spanning 17 years. “I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the 40 years in which my life has been...

Panton and Fennell win Sol Rally Barbados

June 3, 2015
Panton and Fennell win Sol Rally Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton led an overseas lock-out of the Sol Rally Barbados podium at the weekend, as the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its premier event with a record-breaking entry. In the Panton Motorsport and Pro Auto Works...

Sports Commentary: The money trail of FIFA still covers the globe

June 3, 2015
Sports Commentary: The money trail of FIFA still covers the globe The International Sport and Lesiure (ISL) scandal outlined the tremendous amount of bribery that was done over many years and, back then, the FIFA bribery trail covered the globe. J. Havelange, Texiera, Leoz and others personally benefited from millions of dollars that should have gone to FIFA.

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