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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.

Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta ready to start sailing

June 10, 2016
Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta ready to start sailing SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo is ready this weekend to host of the 11th edition of the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta (PRHIR) and the Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta. The event is organized by Dutch beer company Heineken.

Regional showcase provides landmark opportunities for Caribbean athletes

June 10, 2016
Regional showcase provides landmark opportunities for Caribbean athletes CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Young, talented sportsmen and women from the Caribbean and Brazil are being urged to take advantage of a landmark opportunity to gain the attention of United States-based colleges and universities. The first-ever Caribbean Recruitment Showcase is set for...

WICB and BCCI confirm seven week tour - West Indies vs India

June 4, 2016
WICB and BCCI confirm seven week tour - West Indies vs India ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to announce that India will travel to the West Indies for a total of seven weeks for a four-match test series and two practice matches from July 6 to August 23.

SVG sports diplomacy initiative leads to first purpose-built baseball diamond in Northern Ireland

June 3, 2016
SVG sports diplomacy initiative leads to first purpose-built baseball diamond in Northern Ireland NEWTOWNBREDA, Northern Ireland -- Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (LCCC), along with with the Consulate of St Vincent and the Grenadines officially opened at its Hydebank Playing Fields the first purpose built baseball diamond in Northern Ireland, by hosting the 2016 Ulster...

Antigua-Barbuda government to make additional investment in West Indies cricket

June 1, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda government to make additional investment in West Indies cricket ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, who is also chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sub-committee on cricket, has said that “West Indies Cricket can become the most exciting and most valuable cricket product in the world.”

Embattled Cayman Islands Football Association elects new president

May 30, 2016
Embattled Cayman Islands Football Association elects new president GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Local footballer Lee Ramoon has been elected as the new Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president and has promised to regain the trust of the members, sponsors, the public and government, but he said it would take time to turn...

Mayers takes Sol Rally Barbados two by two

May 23, 2016
Mayers takes Sol Rally Barbados two by two BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Friday night’s launch of a spectacular new rear-wheel-drive Ford Fiesta to be campaigned in the SuperModified 2 category in Sol Rally Barbados 2016 (June 3-5) by local ace Barry Mayers means all bets are off on the outcome of the much-anticipated two-wheel-drive...

West Indies name squad for first four matches of tri nation ODI series

May 20, 2016
West Indies name squad for first four matches of tri nation ODI series ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Selection Panel has named the 14-man squad for the first four matches of the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series. The squad includes two players who are yet to play in ODIs for the West Indies. These are: off-spinner Ashley Nurse...

Martinique test run for possible international jet ski race in St Lucia

May 20, 2016
Martinique test run for possible international jet ski race in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A team of jet ski enthusiasts from Martinique spent the past weekend in Saint Lucia exploring logistical arrangements for Saint Lucia’s possible involvement in an international jet ski race in 2017. Martinique recently hosted the first round of Jetracer World...

Hetmyer, Joseph in WICB President's XI squad to face South Africa

May 19, 2016
Hetmyer, Joseph in WICB President's XI squad to face South Africa ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies Under-19 players Shimron Hetmyer and fast bowler Alzarri Joseph have been named in the 13-man WICB President’s XI squad, announced by the WICB Selection Panel. The team will face South Africa in a day/night 50-over match at Queen’s Park Oval.

West Indies test hopefuls assemble for high performance camp

May 17, 2016
West Indies test hopefuls assemble for high performance camp BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons has assembled a group of 14 players in a one-week high performance camp focusing on batting and spin bowling. The players, some of whom have played at the international level, have been invited to attend as...

Powerboat rally from Florida to arrive on Tuesday in Havana

May 17, 2016
Powerboat rally from Florida to arrive on Tuesday in Havana HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The first powerboat rally from Florida to Cuba in 58 years will arrive on Tuesday in Havana Bay, which will represent the revival of this event between the United States and the Caribbean island. About 90 American crews will participate in an event that had its...

Tri-nation ODI series to be played under lights

May 16, 2016
Tri-nation ODI series to be played under lights BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- History will be created in the Caribbean when all ten matches in the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series will be day/night matches. This is the first time all matches in a series will be contested under lights. The West Indies Cricket Board...

New bowling coach for West Indies ahead of tri-nation series

May 14, 2016
New bowling coach for West Indies ahead of tri-nation series ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Roderick Estwick will join the technical team for the West Indies for the upcoming 2016 Tri-Nation one-day international series. Estwick is the bowling coach for the Barbados Pride Franchise and replaces bowling consultant, Sir Curtly Ambrose. Estwick has to his credit...

Canadian football chief elected CONCACAF president

May 13, 2016
Canadian football chief elected CONCACAF president MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNS) -- With the last three of the regional football association’s presidents having been charged with corruption offences in the massive global FIFA scandal, the president of the Canadian Soccer Association has been elected as the new head of the Confederation...

Sports Commentary: Leicester a reminder of Windies of old

May 12, 2016
Sports Commentary: Leicester a reminder of Windies of old Leicester City: A football team that cost about 44 million pounds (about US$68 million) to assemble, much cheaper than the cost of a top individual football player these days. For instance, the market value, which includes club salary for Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona is estimated...

Abbott, Catwell, Husbands join Suzuki Challenge Series winners in Barbados

May 11, 2016
Abbott, Catwell, Husbands join Suzuki Challenge Series winners in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- James Abbott, son of the co-founder of Radical Sportscars, and local racers Kyle Catwell and Kenrick ‘Snappa’ Husbands all entered winners row for the first time in the Suzuki Challenge Series on Sunday, when the action was fought out in front of a huge crowd.

Guyana ready for round one of tri-nation series

May 11, 2016
Guyana ready for round one of tri-nation series GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- In fewer than four weeks, the Providence Stadium in Guyana will be the venue for the first round of the upcoming 2016 One Day International Tri-Nation series with Australia, South Africa and home team, West Indies. Three matches have been scheduled...

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