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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.

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.

Sports Commentary: FIFA's legacy: Bin Hammam's courageous stand

June 2, 2015
Sports Commentary: FIFA's legacy: Bin Hammam's courageous stand FIFA president Joseph Blatter definitely owes his first term as FIFA president and all subsequent terms until 2011 to Mohammed Bin Hammam, Issa Hayatou and Jack Austin Warner. Period. But first, let me digress. Recently, I was told to get a life and that no one cared about my speculations and theories.

Dominica hosts second WICB public town-hall meeting

June 1, 2015
Dominica hosts second WICB public town-hall meeting ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Nature Island of Dominica will provide the backdrop for the second in the series of public town-hall meetings – hosted by the West Indies Cricket Board – to be staged there on Monday. WICB president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and vice president Emmanuel Nanthan will...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing may move to Bermuda this year

June 1, 2015
America's Cup: Artemis Racing may move to Bermuda this year HAMILTON, Bermuda -- ‎Following a statement by Bermuda’s minister of economic development, Dr Grant Gibbons, to the island’s House of Assembly, America’s Cup Bermuda (ACBDA) and the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) have confirmed that Artemis Racing are looking to move their entire...

Sports Commentary: FIFA playbook for facilitating corruption has changed

June 1, 2015
Sports Commentary: FIFA playbook for facilitating corruption has changed The FIFA playbook for facilitating corruption remained unchanged even after the International Sport and Lesiure (ISL) scandal, the "bribes for votes" scandal and the "World Cup Bids 2018 and 2022" scandal. However, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) lifted the lifetime ban of Mohammed Bin...

St Kitts-Nevis ensures all is ready for CPL 2015

May 30, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis ensures all is ready for CPL 2015 BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The ministry of sports in St Kitts and Nevis is working with partners to ensure that all is in place for the home debut of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 2015 Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at the end of June. Minister of sports, Shawn Richards, explained that...

Chanderpaul sacking distressing, says Guyana sports minister

May 29, 2015
Chanderpaul sacking distressing, says Guyana sports minister GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s minister of education with responsibility for sport, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, has described the ‘sacking’ of veteran Guyanese batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the West Indies cricket squad as ‘distressing’. “The manner of his going, really does no justice...

WIPA 'disappointed' in treatment of Chanderpaul by WICB

May 28, 2015
WIPA 'disappointed' in treatment of Chanderpaul by WICB KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The president and the executive of the West Indies Players’ Association has expressed its “immense disappointment” over the treatment by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who has given over two decades of service to West Indies cricket.

Smile and Wave wins first Heineken Star Cup in Puerto Rico

May 28, 2015
Smile and Wave wins first Heineken Star Cup in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta (PRHIR) and the Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta ended with great results, after three days of intense competition at The Yacht Club in Palmas del Mar, Humacao. Past 2 in the afternoon, the vessels started arriving...

Cuban national baseball team to play Baltimore Orioles this year

May 28, 2015
Cuban national baseball team to play Baltimore Orioles this year HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba's national baseball team will face the Baltimore Orioles this year, at a date yet to be fixed. The president of the Cuban Sports Institute (INDER), Antonio Becali, told the press that there will be an exhibition game with the Orioles, which will take place on the island during 2015.

Barbados Rally Club celebrates 25th anniversary in style

May 27, 2015
Barbados Rally Club celebrates 25th anniversary in style BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The final running order for Sol Rally Barbados 2015 (May 29-31), published by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) in advance of Tuesday evening’s briefing meeting, lists competitors from 15 nations among the 90 crews for the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International.

Thrilling King of the Hill competition plays out in front of huge crowds in Barbados

May 26, 2015
Thrilling King of the Hill competition plays out in front of huge crowds in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Roger ‘The Sheriff’ Skeete (Sol/LIME/Simpson Motors/Automotive Art Subaru Impreza WRC S12) won an action-packed LIME King of the Hill on Sunday, as a record number of overseas competitors made their final preparations for Sol Rally Barbados next weekend.

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