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11 Caribbean Baseball Players to Watch in the 2014 Season

March 31, 2014 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

11 Caribbean Baseball Players to Watch in the 2014 Season

Above: Robinson CanoBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe Caribbean seems to be taking over the baseball world. From David Ortiz's postseason heroics to the rookie-season surge of Yasiel Puig, the region continues its rise as perhaps the single-greatest source of baseball talent in the world. And there are a number of Caribbean players to keep an eye on for 2014, more...

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Victoria Duval Out in First Round of Sony Open in Key Biscayne

March 20, 2014 | 9:38 am | 0 Comment

Victoria Duval Out in First Round of Sony Open in Key Biscayne

Above: Victoria DuvalBy Alexander BritellKEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Haitian-American tennis star Victoria Duval lost her first-round match at the Sony Open on Wednesday in straight sets.Duval fell 7-6, 6-1 to 22-year-old Netherlands native Kiki Bertens, who is currently ranked 33rd in the world.It wasn't the cleanest game for Duval, who had nine double faults more...

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Mini Cooper Ad Imagines Mini Usain Bolt

March 19, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Mini Cooper Ad Imagines Mini Usain Bolt

Above: the Gitam BBDO AdBy the Caribbean Journal staffA recently-released print advertisement for Mini Cooper imagined a "mini" Usain Bolt.The advertisement, meant to imply the pocked-sized speed of the Mini Cooper S automobile, was produced by advertising firm Gitam BBDO, which is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The ad was led by executive creative director Danny more...

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How Caribbean Skiers Fared in Sochi

February 21, 2014 | 4:21 pm | 0 Comment

How Caribbean Skiers Fared in Sochi

Above: St John's Jasmine Campbell at SochiBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe Jamaican bobsleigh team received much of the publicity, but a number of skiers representing Caribbean nations made their mark at the Sochi Olympics.So how did they fare?British Virgin Islands skier Peter Adam Crook finished 27th in the first round of qualification for the men's ski more...

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Jamaican Bobsledders Exit Sochi, But Plan Olympic Return

February 18, 2014 | 6:18 am | 0 Comment

Jamaican Bobsledders Exit Sochi, But Plan Olympic Return

Above: Jamaica's bobsledders in actionBy the Caribbean Journal staffThey didn't medal, and they didn't really come close. But it's hard to call the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team's time at Sochi anything but a resounding success.Winston Watt and Marvin Dixon's two-man bobsled crew ended up exiting after the third heat, after last-place finishes in the first and more...

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Jamaica Unveils New Puma Bobsleigh Uniforms, Readies For Competition

February 14, 2014 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

Jamaica Unveils New Puma Bobsleigh Uniforms, Readies For Competition

Above: Winston Watt offers a sneak peak of the bobsleigh team's new kitBy the Caribbean Journal staffJamaica's Bobsleigh Team has unveiled its new uniforms for Sochi, as the group readies for the start of competition on Sunday.The group, which had been struggling just to fund expenses to travel for competitions, has seen a groundswell of support and funding more...

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Panama to Host Games Between Yankees, Marlins in March

February 13, 2014 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

Panama to Host Games Between Yankees, Marlins in March

Above: Rod Carew Stadium in PanamaBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins will play a two-game series of exhibition games in Panama City next month, the clubs announced Thursday.The two-game series will be the first Major League Baseball games played in Panama since 1947.The March 15-16 games, which will be played at Panama more...

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Caribbean Idea: Could the Caribbean Host the Olympic Games?

February 13, 2014 | 8:58 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Idea: Could the Caribbean Host the Olympic Games?

WHILE THE Caribbean has become relatively accustomed to dominating at the Summer Olympics, this year's crop of Caribbean winter athletes has us thinking.With all of the Caribbean's continued success in international athletics, why couldn't the region (or one of the countries in the region host the Summer Olympics?The Olympics has been held in the US, Asia, more...

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8 Caribbean Athletes Participating in the Sochi Winter Olympics

February 10, 2014 | 8:42 am | 0 Comment

8 Caribbean Athletes Participating in the Sochi Winter Olympics

Yes - the Caribbean has Winter Olympians — and probably more than you think. A group of athletes from the region have headed to Russia to compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, from young upstarts to grizzled veterans.  Here is the Caribbean's Olympic contingent in Sochi:Peter Adam Crook, 21, grew up in Tortola and trains in Park City, Utah. He is more...

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British Virgin Islands Skier Qualifies for Sochi Winter Olympics

January 23, 2014 | 6:13 am | 0 Comment

British Virgin Islands Skier Qualifies for Sochi Winter Olympics

Above: Peter "Adam" CrookBy Alexander BritellIs it getting a little sunnier in Sochi?The Jamaican bobsled team now has some Caribbean company: for the first time in more than three decades, the British Virgin Islands has a Winter Olympian.Peter Adam Crook, a native of Tortola, BVI, is a halfpipe skier who officially qualified for the Sochi Olympic Games more...

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