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West Indies name 13-man squad for first and second T20s vs Pakistan

March 27, 2017
West Indies name 13-man squad for first and second T20s vs Pakistan BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Selection Panel has announced the 13-man squad for first and second Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan. The World T20 champions will play the series-opener against the visitors on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora

March 22, 2017
Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda; the home of the 35th America's Cup. The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in history as...

Martinique welcomes the third edition of Martinique Surf Pro

March 17, 2017
Martinique welcomes the third edition of Martinique Surf Pro BASSE-POINTE, Martinique -- The world-class surf competition Martinique Surf Pro will be hosted for the third time in Martinique from April 1 to 8, 2017. This World Surf League (WSL) Qualification Series event will take place in the town of Basse-Pointe located on the North Atlantic coast.

Pakistan tour to West Indies extended by two T20Is

March 6, 2017
Pakistan tour to West Indies extended by two T20Is ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has announced the addition of two Twenty20 Internationals to the itinerary for the Pakistan tour of the West Indies. As a consequence of the additional matches, the series between World Twenty20 champions West Indies and the visiting...

Antigua-Barbuda's Run in Paradise half-marathon set for May 28

February 25, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda's Run in Paradise half-marathon set for May 28 ST JOHN’S, Antigua --A record number of runners on the international, regional and national running scenes are expected to register by February 28 to receive a special rate for the third annual Run in Paradise, hosted in beautiful Antigua and Barbuda. Run in Paradise, which is set for May 28...

RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente

February 24, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted...

RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3

February 23, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- While the multihull race record was not broken this year, Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Tuesday at 21 hrs 20 mins 46 secs AST, taking multihull line honours.

RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours

February 23, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking monohull line honours. This year was David's third line honours win in the RORC Caribbean 600. However, the record set by his previous boat...

Trinidad Olympic athlete extradited to Cayman Islands in sex-crime case

February 22, 2017
Trinidad Olympic athlete extradited to Cayman Islands in sex-crime case GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Ato Modibo Stephens has been extradited from the United States to the Cayman Islands to face allegations of sexual abuse while he worked as a coach there. The 37-year-old Olympic athlete, who is married to Cayman’s track star Cydonie Mothersill...

RORC Caribbean 600 Day 2: More Argyll than Antigua

February 22, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600 Day 2: More Argyll than Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- After a champagne start to the RORC Caribbean 600, there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night...

An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600

February 21, 2017
An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots and a relatively calm sea state provided conditions...

Grenada PM requests Bolt's participation in inaugural Invitation track and field meet

February 21, 2017
Grenada PM requests Bolt's participation in inaugural Invitation track and field meet TORONTO, Canada -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has made a special request of his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness to get Jamaica’s superstar multiple Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, to Grenada for the inaugural invitation track and field meet on April 8 in St George's.

Trinidad and Tobago international football legend denied entry into the US

February 18, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago international football legend denied entry into the US MIAMI, USA -- Former Manchester United star and Trinidad and Tobago international football player Dwight Yorke has been denied entry into the US because he has an Iranian stamp in his passport. Yorke was stopped on Friday morning in Qatar en route to Trinidad and Tobago via Miami.

Record entry for RORC Caribbean 600

February 16, 2017
Record entry for RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A fleet of over 80 yachts is expected for the ninth edition of the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 in which 900 sailors from 30 different nations will race non-stop around 11 Caribbean islands, starting and finishing in Antigua. Passionate corinthians will be rubbing shoulders with...

Big guns for Antigua 360

February 10, 2017
Big guns for Antigua 360 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The second edition of the Antigua 360º Race will take place on February 17, 2017, providing a 52 mile anticlockwise circumnavigation of Antigua. Organized by the Superyacht Challenge committee, entry is exclusively reserved for boats entered in the ninth edition of the...

Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Flying Finish - Final Report

February 7, 2017
Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Flying Finish - Final Report ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The fourth and final encounter at the 2017 Superyacht Challenge was a magical affair, sparkling Caribbean sunshine, 20 knots of breeze and the added delight of Caribbean swell. The Race Committee set a course of approximately 18 miles, to test every angle of sail...

Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Tactical battle on the south side - Day Two Report

February 6, 2017
Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Tactical battle on the south side - Day Two Report ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The conditions had mellowed somewhat for the second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, compared to the opening day's surfing festival. 15 knots from the east, with a moderate swell, and predominately tactical windward leeward racing, put other skill sets to the test.

WICB appoints chief operating officer

February 1, 2017
WICB appoints chief operating officer ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has made another strategic appointment to its executive team. This time it is the appointment of Verlyn Faustin as chief operating officer (COO). Faustin, who is the current corporate secretary, will be responsible for the day to day...

Stuart Law is the new West Indies head coach

January 30, 2017
Stuart Law is the new West Indies head coach ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Australian, Stuart Law as head coach for the West Indies Senior Men’s Team. In a career spanning almost 30 years as a professional coach and player, Law was the batting coach for the Australian men’s team.

Sports Commentary: West Indies cricket - no one cares anymore

January 30, 2017
Sports Commentary: West Indies cricket - no one cares anymore There was a time, long ago when the West Indies cricket team really mattered to me. As a youngster growing up in Nottingham, there wasn’t much we had to shout about. In any discussion, arena, sporting forum long before the internet took off, the Windies were a source of immense pride.

Trinidad and Tobago wins 2008 Olympic gold after Jamaican athlete found guilty of doping

January 28, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago wins 2008 Olympic gold after Jamaican athlete found guilty of doping PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD -- Trinidad and Tobago's track and field relay team will soon have another gold medal -- nearly nine years after they ran the race. The stunning news that Nesta Carter -- part of the four-man relay team that powered through to win gold in the 4x100m event at the...

Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua brings the vibes to Super50 Tournament

January 28, 2017
Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua brings the vibes to Super50 Tournament ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Regional cricket made a successful return to the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua, when the venue hosted its first West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Super50 match on Wednesday afternoon. The newly-renovated facility staged the Zone A first round fixture...

Nevis makes a splash with annual cross channel swim

January 28, 2017
Nevis makes a splash with annual cross channel swim CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Many visitors come to Nevis by a quick and pleasant seven-minute ferry from St Kitts across the channel to Oualie Beach. On Sunday, March 26, 2017, swimmers will be taking that same path back to St Kitts for the annual Cross Channel Swim. The swim distance...

Golden edition of Antigua Sailing Week

January 27, 2017
Golden edition of Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- This year, Antigua Sailing Week is celebrating its 50th edition. Everybody wants to come to the party and it is not too late to take up the invitation. Eighty-four yachts have already entered and many more are expected to enjoy the memorable occasion. Whilst yachts from...

Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua

January 26, 2017
Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The seventh edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has attracted a magnificent fleet of yachts in excess of 80 feet to take part in daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. To date, 11 yachts have entered ranging from 82ft to 212ft -- schooners...

Sports Commentary: China could become axis of world football

January 26, 2017
Sports Commentary: China could become axis of world football The president of China has established a clear vision for football in China. That vision provides for China – by 2050 – to be a world football powerhouse. In the interim, by 2020, China plans on opening 20,000 specialist football schools and 70,000 football pitches; and having 30 million to...

Early indicators point to a strong yachting season for Antigua and Barbuda

January 25, 2017
Early indicators point to a strong yachting season for Antigua and Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials and yachting stakeholders are optimistic about the 2017 sailing season, as the destination recognizes the 30th anniversary of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and 50th anniversary of Antigua Sailing Week. And, preparations for...

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